How the KKK Shaped Modern Comic Book Superheroes
Masked men who take the law into their own hands.
November 3, 2017
The Strange Story of the Forever 1980s
Why the makers of today's popular culture are still so obsessed with the Reagan era.
That Devil History
October 29, 2017
Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer
In 1976, Joyce Weisbecker programmed games for an RCA PC and console based on technology created at home by her dad.
October 27, 2017
The Cookbook That Brought Chinese Food to American Kitchens
The lasting influence of "How to Cook and Eat in Chinese."
Charles W. Hayford
November 5, 2017
In America's Sandwiches, the Story of a Nation
What the origins of tuna salad, the club sandwich, PB & J, Chow Mein sandwich, and the Scotch Woodcock reveal about our shared history.
Andrew P. Haley
Imogene L Lim
November 2, 2017
The Powerful Tune That Drives ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’
A melody can carry an undeniable purpose even before it gets paired with a lyric.
November 7, 2017
Robert E. Lee WAS a Man of Honor. That’s the Problem.
For white southerners, honor had little to do with justice.
Made by History
November 7, 2017
What If Jimmie Durham, Noted Cherokee Artist, Is Not Actually Cherokee?
He’s been called “the art world’s Rachel Dolezal.”
November 1, 2017
Remembering Baseball’s Right-Wing Rotation
When three Padres pitchers joined the John Birch Society in 1984, the sports world was challenged by a different kind of political activism.
October 31, 2017
Darwin's Early Adopters
A new book argues that Darwin failed to capture the American imagination because of the untimely death of Henry David Thoreau.
April 5, 2017
The Myth of the War of the Worlds Panic
Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio program did not touch off nationwide hysteria. Why does the legend persist?
Michael J. Socolow
October 28, 2013
American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural
On the occasion of Halloween, an exploration of previous generations' fascination with ghosts, spirits, and witches.
October 30, 2015