Original Spin: On the History of the Spinster
The cultural and economic history of the spinster.
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.
Claudia Rankine Nominated for Poetry and Criticism Awards by National Book Critics Circle
Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric, was the first book to be nominated by the National Book Critics Circle for both poetry and criticism.
Tracing the Specter of the ‘Welfare Queen’
The origins of the controversial phrase Welfare Queen.
Why You Know Marc Maron Better Than Your Own Family
How the transmedia work of Marc Maron engages with fans.
Eduardo Galeano 1940-2015
A historian of Latin America, and a victim of two dictatorships, Galeano was also inevitably a historian of the colossus to the north.
Ken Gonzales-Day and the Art of the Die-in
Artist Ken Gonzales-Day uses die-in photos from Ferguson and Los Angeles to visually trace the roots of our justice system today.
New Brown Godz Look Back: M.I.A.’s Arular at 10
A look at M.I.A's groundbreaking Arular at ten years old.
All the Young Dudes: Generic Gender Terms Among Young Women
The linguistics behind gender neutral terms among young women.
What Role Did Laura Keene Play on Abraham Lincoln’s Last Night?
Actress Laura Keene's role on the night of Lincoln's assassination is shrouded in myth.