1962 photograph from the book

The 1960s Photographer Who Documented the Peace Sign as a Political Symbol

Jim Marshall photographed the spread of the peace sign between 1961 and 1968, with his images now published for the first time by Reel Art Press.

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

The story of the legendary pitcher and his 1970 drug-fueled no-hitter.
Trixie Friganza, the likely inspiration for

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”: The Story of Katie Casey and Our National Pastime

The little-known story of one of the best known sing-along songs, and its connection to women's suffrage.
Carmen Miranda in the 'banana ballet' scene from the film

The Amnesia Plot

How 1940s films reinvented the ways stories are told onscreen.
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You’ll Never See The Northern Lights

"Blade Runner: 2049" portrays a world that is both more terrifying and duller than the world of the franchise's original.

When Halloween Mischief Turned to Mayhem

Nineteenth-century urbanization unleashed the nation's anarchic spirits.
Charlie Chaplin in the 1915 film

The Meaning of a Mustache

To shave or not to shave? At the start of the twentieth century, a trend away from facial hair reflected dramatic social and economic shifts.
A bottle of OxyContin in a Hollywood, Florida drugstore.

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
Film poster for Gone with the Wind.

How Theaters and TV Networks are Changing the Way They Show Gone With the Wind

After almost 80 years, America is finally rethinking how it screens its favorite movie.
The cricket match played at Hoboken on October 3-6, 1859, between the All England Eleven and the U.S. Twenty-Two.

The Battle Between Baseball and Cricket for American Sporting Supremacy

We could have had a very different World Series.
Alfred Hitchcock and American actress Tippi Hedren explore Cannes together after the premiere of his thriller 'The Birds' (May 9, 1963)

Sexism and Male Voyeurism Have Been Intertwined Throughout Movie History

Harvey Weinstein and the history of the male cinematic gaze.
Arthur Szyk, 1942,

Jewish Heroes and Nazi Monsters

The many lives of ferocious cartoonist and illustrator Arthur Szyk at a jewel of a show at the New-York Historical Society.