Cashing In on the Afro

The Afro still has the power to turn heads and incite controversy.

“White Power Laundries” and the Clash Over Asians in America

The dark history of white power laundry and asians in America.

On Gold Diggers

A cultural history of gold diggers.

The Etiquette of Desegregation

How whites and blacks had to learn new forms of etiquette post desegregation.

How Americans Used to Picnic

A historic look at the picnic.

How Second-Wave Feminists Saw Saturday Morning Cartoons

Before the Bechdel test, second-wave feminists looked at sexist portrayals in Saturday Morning cartoons

Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Kinder, Gentler Action Hero?

Two articles look at the movies of Arnold Schwarzenegger through the lens of gender studies and feminism.

Surfing as Religion

Surfing is considered by some to constitute an aquatic nature religion.