Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius
One of the greatest living artists in popular music still isn’t properly recognized.
October 16, 2017
Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's Ugly Casting Couch History
Hollywood in its early days was not the kind of place where powerful men abused their power over women.
October 13, 2017
One Person's History of Twitter, From Beginning to End
Twitter, valuing expansion over principles, achieved its goal of changing the world. But not in the way that it planned.
October 15, 2017
Public Baths Were Meant to Uplift the Poor
In Progressive-Era New York, a now-forgotten trend of public bathhouses was introduced in order to cleanse the unwashed masses.
September 9, 2017
First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society
A new study suggests that online dating is influencing levels of interracial marriage, and even the stability of marriage itself.
Emerging Technology From the arXiv
MIT Technology Review
October 10, 2017
Jane Addams’s Crusade Against Victorian “Dancing Girls”
Jane Addams, a leading Victorian-era reformer, believed dance halls were “one of the great pitfalls of the city.”
October 11, 2017
At a Moment of Racial Tumult, the Little Rock Nine Inspire an Opera
Sixty years after nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School, they are becoming the heroes of a new work by Tania León.
New York Times
October 1, 2017
‘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