Europe’s Displaced Persons After World War II

For the survivors who passed through displaced persons camps in Germany alone, their time in the camps was a chance to reestablish their identities as Jews.

Inside Early Hollywood’s Obsession With Age

How did Hollywood portray aging stars in a time before Photoshop?

Invitation, Sacrifice, Souvenir: Yoko Ono’s “Cut Piece”

Yoko Ono's iconic work of performance art "Cut Piece" was recently re-enacted by musician Peaches.

“No Duty But That to Herself”: American Girls in Paris

The American GIrls' club was created not only to feed and house American girls in Paris in the 1890s

Andrew Jackson’s Duels

Andrew Jackson had a predilection for old-fashioned fights of honor.

Texas Slaves and the Mexican Border

How the nearness of the Mexican border influenced freed slaves in the state of Texas.

What Soldiers Ate During World War I

By World War I, writes Murlin, emerging nutritional science was becoming a priority in the Army.

The Bachelor Party as Folk Ritual

A folklorist embarks on a years-long study of the bachelor party.

Historical Hives and the Buzz About Bees

A historical look at bee hives in philosophy, literature, politics, and beyond.

Inside Frida Kahlo’s Garden

What was the inspiration behind Friday Kahlo's iconic garden?