© 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Picasso’s Pricey ‘Femmes d’Alger’

Picasso's "Femmes d'Alger" is set to take the record for most expensive painting ever sold.

Coming Clean on Gender in Soap Operas

Academic scholarship on gender in soap operas.

Remembering Billie Holiday

The 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth.
Ghostbusters (1984)
 Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis
Credit: Columbia/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

How “Ghostbusters” Changed the Way We Speak

A controversial and little-known aspect of Ghostbusters cultural influence can be found in a seemingly simple suffix, “-busters.”

Interrogating “Cinderella”

Cinderella, the ever-changing fairytale, inspires no shortage of analysis and debate.

“We Are the World, We Are the Children” (Or Are We?)

Megahit "We are the world" turns 30 this year.
Sara Plummer Lemmon Botanist

Sara Plummer Lemmon: Pioneering Botanist

Botany didn’t just intrigue and entertain Sara Plummer Lemmon—it deeply affected her personal life.
Army unit at the parade

Who Owns Nazi-era Art?

To understand why stolen art continues to be a contentious issue well into the 21st century, it makes sense to take a look into how and why Nazis “collected” (read: stole) Jewish-owned art.

History’s Other Odd Couple: Mark Twain and Helen Keller

Helen Keller and Mark Twain's unusual friendship.