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.

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.