A platypus receives a health check at Taronga Zoo on June 09, 2021 in Sydney, Australia

Australian Mammals, Dry Rivers, and Upending Settler Colonialism

Well-researched stories from Yale Environment 360, Public Books, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
An illustration of a priest's hands blessing a car

Priests and Cars in Milwaukee

The popularity of the car reshaped Catholicism in the city, forcing churches to adapt their worship practices to attract newly mobile parishioners.
A street scene, 1854

Street Harassment in Victorian London

Middle- and upper-class women complained about “so-called gentlemen” who stared at them, blocked their paths, and followed them as they tried to shop.
Amanda Gorman speaks onstage during the 2021 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center

Cell Shapes, “Poet Voice,” and Learning to Read

Well-researched stories from Aeon, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Black teachers and children stand facing the camera in a classroom in Mississippi, 1967

The Working-Class Radicalism of Mississippi’s Head Start

The Child Development Group of Mississippi created jobs and fostered the political inclusion of poor African American and white communities in the South.
A tyrannosaurus rex on a light blue background

Dinosaur Sounds, Universe Sounds, and White People Food

Well-researched stories from FiveThirtyEight, Bon Appetit, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Three muscle builders pose at Muscle Beach on the Santa Monica Beach in California, 1949

Gay Panic on Muscle Beach

The skin and strength on display at Santa Monica’s Muscle Beach aggravated American fears of gender transgressions and homosexuality.
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Chilis, Personality Changes, and the Meaning of Fatwa

Well-researched stories from The Conversation, Sapiens, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Broadway and Third Street, looking east on Third Street from Olive Street, Los Angeles, 1890-1900

How Los Angeles Started Its Sprawl

Victorian values and Anglo(phile) aesthetics shaped the city’s infrastructure and architecture in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.
Antique illustration of a soup bowl

Portable Soup, Valuing Trees, and Building Utopia

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, The New Inquiry, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.