Octavia Butler the Golden Chain

When Science Fiction Becomes Real: Octavia E. Butler’s Legacy

Ten years after her death, the writing of Octavia E. Butler has a persistent influence—one that spans well outside of the science fiction genre.
John Coltrane 1962

Remembering John Coltrane

Today JSTOR Daily celebrates John Coltrane, the greatly prophetic and pioneering jazz artist. We remember his music and legacy now.
Migrant Mother, Dorthea Lange

Dorothea Lange and the Making of “Migrant Mother”

Follow the rich history of Dorothea Lange, as she captured the iconic and lasting portrait of Florence Thompson, more famously known as “Migrant Mother.”
National Theatre of Ghana, Accra

Architecture as Nationalism in Accra, Ghana

Recent interest in Ghana’s thriving cultural production make the city’s distinctive historical architecture even more relevant.
CNTE protests

The Bloody Results of Mexico’s High-Stakes School Testing

Mexico’s struggle for education reform has been a long journey paved in protests. Today's struggles have been a long time in the making.
Clinton Trump

When Does Truth Trump Bias?

In the wake of both national conventions, how do we find truth and how do journalists represent it without being too biased or too neutral?
Heleno Bernardi art

Olympic Art: Mega Events and the Museum

Can the Olympics increase museum attendance in both the long and short-term? Carol Scott and her team proved just that in documenting Sydney's case study.
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II: Symbol and Style

The fashion of Queen Elizabeth II has reigned supreme for the past 90 years — on view now in Scotland and England in “Fashioning a Reign.”
Barbara Kruger

The History of “Your Body Is A Battleground”

Revisiting the iconic work of Barbara Kruger (“Your Body is a Battleground”) that has just as much resonance today as it did a quarter century ago.
Julia Child's French home

Vacationing with Julia Child

Want to get away this summer? Come daydream with us to the kitchen of Julia Child, in the south of France...