Reconsidering the Jewish American Princess
How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.
Jamie Lauren Keiles
December 5, 2018
The Stowaway Craze
The "celebrity stowaways" of the Jazz Age reached levels of virality similar to today's social media stars.
Laurie Gwen Shapiro
The New Yorker
January 8, 2018
Deconstructing HIV and AIDS on The Golden Girls
In 1990, one of America's most beloved sitcoms took on the HIV epidemic with humor and sensitivity.
December 4, 2018
The Racist Politics of the English Language
How we went from “racist” to “racially tinged.”
Lawrence B. Glickman
November 20, 2018
Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years
(And what everyone read instead.)
November 27, 2018
The Photos That Lifted Up the Black Is Beautiful Movement
For over 50 years, photographer Kwame Brathwaite captured African-American beauty and fashion, giving visual power to black power.
New York Times
November 27, 2018
What War of the Worlds Did
The uncanny realism of Orson Welles’s radio play crystallised a fear of communication technology that haunts us today.
November 26, 2018
How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco
A Proctor & Gamble ad-man on the Lower East Side recognized a big marketing opportunity when he saw one.
December 2, 2018
Cute as a Button? Think Twice
A new book examines the first generation of button-pushing Americans at the turn of the 20th century.
Los Angeles Review of Books
November 30, 2018
What the Popularity of 'Fortnite' Has in Common With the 20th Century Pinball Craze
Long before parents freaked over the ubiquitous video game, they flipped out over another newfangled fad.
November 29, 2018
The self-congratulatory legacies of ‘A Face in the Crowd.’
November 5, 2018
Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning
A Native student explains why the holiday is a painful reminder of a whitewashed past.
November 21, 2018