Ballet has been slow to accept African-American dancers in major companies, and those who make it tend to be offered limited roles.
The term “miscegenation” was coined in an 1864 pamphlet by an anonymous author.
Before American concepts of race took hold in the newly-acquired Louisiana, early 19th-century New Orleans had large population of free people of color.
Humans and mosquitoes share a surprising amount of genes and have similar hunger controls.
Science fiction isn’t limited to predicting tech developments: It’s more broadly concerned with imagining possible futures, or alternative presents.
Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Pens and Needles, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
One of the National Park Service's first historic preservation projects, the Colonial National Monument, wrote people of color completely out of the story.
Heatwaves have led to widespread deaths of animals like big-eyed tarsiers and flying foxes. Is there hope for species like this as temperatures rise?
The conceptual artist Sophie Calle creates art that urges us to ask, is attention the same as love?
The often explicit letters James Joyce wrote to Nora Barnacle contain the same mass of contradictions as his famous literary works, like Ulysses.