‘Who Goes Nazi’ Now?
Dorothy Thompson's 1941 paranoid 'parlor game' just as (un) useful today.
The American Conservative
October 12, 2017
When Cardigans Were Battle Attire
This bookish sweater has a violent history.
Jennifer Le Zotte
October 3, 2017
The Flood Blues
How floods have united people of color from the Gulf Coast states for nearly a century.
Process: A Blog for American History
September 15, 2017
How the Cubs Won
Four books contend with the lifting of the 108-year old curse.
October 3, 2017
When Malcolm X Met Fidel Castro
The history behind the photographs on Colin Kaepernick’s T-shirt.
August 30, 2016
Revisiting the Most Political 'Star Trek' Episode
In 1995, the "Deep Space Nine" installment “Past Tense” stood out for its realistic, near-future vision of racism and economic injustice.
October 8, 2017
“Like Sonny Liston”: An Appreciation of Tom Petty
Patterson Hood argues that Tom Petty achieved perfection in his songwriting... time and time again.
The Bitter Southerner
October 6, 2017
A Thread for Auld Lang Syne
Historian and journalist Yoni Applebaum reflects on Twitter's new 280-character limit.
September 26, 2017
How Bicycles Boosted the Women's Rights Movement
Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle did "more to emancipate women than anything else in the world."
June 2, 2017
“Taking a Knee”: Simple Phrase, Powerful—and Changing—Meaning
Used in military and football slang, the phrase dates back to at least 1960.
September 25, 2017
Hugh Hefner Was Never The Star of Playboy
Perhaps the only true generalization to make about Hefner is that he is given too much credit for his role in American history.
The New Republic
September 29, 2017
Ken Burns's American Canon
Even in a fractious era, the filmmaker still believes that his documentaries can bring every viewer in.
The New Yorker
September 4, 2017