An old television displaying Yoko Ono and a woman fixing her collar

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.
Street in Paris

“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 in black and white

Andrew Jackson’s Duels

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

Enslaved People in Texas and the Mexican Border

How the nearness of the Mexican border influenced formerly enslaved people in the state of Texas.
Old combat boots and military canteen

What Soldiers Ate During World War I

By World War I, writes Murlin, emerging nutritional science was becoming a priority in the Army.
A group pf men smiling and arriving at a nightclub

The Bachelor Party as Folk Ritual

A folklorist embarks on a years-long study of the bachelor party.
Bees busy at work in their beehive

Historical Hives and the Buzz About Bees

A historical look at bee hives in philosophy, literature, politics, and beyond.
Frida Kahlo's house

Inside Frida Kahlo’s Garden

What was the inspiration behind Friday Kahlo's iconic garden?
A profile photograph of Jane Addams in black and white

Social Work Traditions and Jane Addams

Was Jane Addams a social worker? Donald Breiland explores in a piece that delves into the definitions of social work today and yesterday.
Tornado moving through a small town

Protecting People from Tornadoes in the 1880s

Two articles from 1883 and 1884 offer insight into tornadoes from another time.