Signage outside of a Chinese Laundry advertising low prices

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

The dark history of white power laundry and asians in America.
Man sitting on a pool chair with his arms joyfully thrown up

On Gold Diggers

A cultural history of gold diggers.
Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton in a still from the 1967 film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

The Etiquette of Desegregation

How whites and blacks had to learn new forms of etiquette post desegregation.
A couple in love at a picnic in the woods

How Americans Used to Picnic

A historic look at the picnic.
Cartoon character Underdog

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 as an action hero holding a gun in 1984's The Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Kinder, Gentler Action Hero?

Two articles look at the movies of Arnold Schwarzenegger through the lens of gender studies and feminism.
An older man catches a wave

Surfing as Religion

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

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.
Older black and white photograph of the Hollywood sign

Inside Early Hollywood’s Obsession With Age

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