‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ at 50: Five Memorable Moments
A longtime producer on the popular children's show reflects on some of the highlights.
New York Times
March 5, 2018
What Would W. E. B. Du Bois Make of 'Black Panther'?
Considering Du Bois' complex ideas on the role of black artists in the struggle against white supremacy.
The Paris Review
March 1, 2018
Baseball's First Stolen Base Exploited a Loophole in the Rulebook
People in the audience thought the player who stole the base was playing a joke.
February 21, 2018
For Years, There Was Playboy for Blind People. A Republican Congressman Tried to Kill It
The government shouldn’t subsidize porn, he argued.
September 21, 2017
The Physical Education of Women is Fraught With Issues of Body, Sexuality, and Gender
A new book, ‘Active Bodies,’ explores the history.
Nina Renata Aron
September 21, 2017
Before Trump vs. the NFL, There was Jackie Robinson vs. JFK
Years after he integrated the MLB, Robinson publicly badgered John F. Kennedy on civil rights.
September 24, 2017
Who Was the Most Prolific Black Filmmaker of the Silent Film Era?
Who was the most prolific African American filmmaker of the silent film era? That’s a question that has us asking, “were there any?”
February 16, 2016
All 89 Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked
From the meh (A Beautiful Mind) to the stunningly beautiful (Moonlight), and the classic (All About Eve) to the god-awful (Birdman).
February 13, 2018
Hollywood Has Always Been Political. And it Hasn’t Always Been Liberal.
Conservatives have used celebrity glitz effectively, too.
Kathryn Cramer Brownell
March 2, 2018
In the Dark All Katz Are Grey: Notes on Jewish Nostalgia
Searching for where I belong, I find myself cobbling together a mongrel Judaism—half-remembered and contradictory and all mine.
February 23, 2018
Christmas in the Space Age: Looking Back at the Wild Designs of Mid-20th-Century Holidays
There are two critical periods for Christmas. One is the Victorian era. The other is the 1960s.
November 25, 2016
How a fight over Native American symbolism in Oregon brought to light the conflict at America's core.
September 26, 2017