Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham and the Art of Interruption

Jimmie Durham’s first North American retrospective opens at The Hammer Museum this month. Learn about his art, performance, and undying need to interrupt.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 finds itself at the top of the best-seller lists this week, the first of Trump's presidency.
New Yorker cartoon

The Enduring Humor of New Yorker Cartoons

With 90 years of New Yorker cartoons, readers learn much about changing trends in political and social history, all while celebrating through laughter.
Tiger Beat Magazine

The Sexual Lessons of 1980s Teen Magazines

Teen magazines put girls in charge by inverting the male gaze
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Alexander Mosaic

Millennia of Mosaics

The mosaics in New York City's new 2nd Avenue subway stations follow a tradition thousands of years old.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Crowd Numbers, Baby Jokes, Magic Blood

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Twilight book

Fanfic As Academic Discipline

Fanfic is thought to have been in existence since at least the 1920s.
Dr. Evil

Very British Villains (and Other Anglo-Saxon Attitudes to Accents)

What do peoples' accents really reveal about them? The villainous British accent crystallizes the love-hate special relationship between the US and the UK.
Showgirl

The Man Who Invented the Showgirl

Showgirl. Just the word calls to mind fabulous plumes, spangled sequins, and a distinctive strut. But where does ...
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Literature as Resistance

What does it mean to have a literature of resistance?