Pregnant woman typing on a keyboard

The Intimate World of Mommy Blogs

Are mommy blogs helpful for online communities?
An older McDonald's sign

How McDonald’s Got Its Golden Arches

How McDonald's Got its iconic Golden Arches.
Painting of debating women in a French courtroom in Pre-Revolutionary France

Debating Birth Control In Pre-Revolutionary France

Attitudes toward birth control in 18th century France.
Rows of counterfeit bags in various colors

Where There’s Luxury, There’s The Urge to Counterfeit

Why do consumers love counterfeit copies of luxury brands?
Victoria Secret storefront

When Sex Didn’t Sell: Marketing Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood

How will Frederick’s of Hollywood be remembered in a Victoria's Secret age?
Illustration form Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince."

In Flight with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The little known aviation career of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.
Oil painting of an older woman from the late 1800's; "The Spinster" painted by Evert Larock

Original Spin: On the History of the Spinster

The cultural and economic history of the spinster.
Gunter Grass

Gruppe 47: The Group That Made Günter Grass

How did Günter Grass go from child soldier to literary titan? Part of the answer lies in the history of literary group Gruppe 47.
Linda Taylor, 49, the so-called "welfare queen", was sentenced to serve two-to-six years in prison in Chicago, May 13, 1977. She is shown on her way to sentencing. Taylor was convicted March 17 of theft and perjury. Man escorting her is unidentified. (AP Photo)

Tracing the Specter of the ‘Welfare Queen’

The origins of the controversial phrase Welfare Queen.
Close up of a petition for divorce with pen and calculator

Divorce in the U.S.A.

A glimpse into the long history of divorce in the United States offers perspective on how much has changed.