Artifact Piece by James Luna


How Luiseno Indian Artist James Luna Resists Cultural Appropriation

Artist James Luna uses his body as an intervention to white art-historical practices.
Meet Me In St Louis Poster

The Genre-Bending Brilliance of “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Meet me In St. Louis was the first film to blur the lines between a drama and a musical.
Two champagne glasses.

Seeing Class in Every Glass: How Champagne United Behind Their Famous Sparkling Wine

The rise of champagne as a distinctly French invention helped sow class differences in the region.
People enjoying their evening on a beach on Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mele Kalikimaka! How To Say “Merry Christmas” In Hawaiian

Translating "Merry Christmas" into Hawaiian offers insight into the language's modest inventory of consonants.

Gender Disparity and Book Reviews: the VIDA Count

The organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts was launched in 2009 to document gender disparity in book reviews.
Louis Prang Christmas

Christmas, Inc.: A Brief History of the Holiday Card

Americans still purchase approximately 1.6 billion holiday cards a year. What about this old-fashioned tradition appeals to so many?
Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley: The Unlikely Star of the Hit Show “Empire”

Delve into the art and culture of Fox’s “Empire” through the monumental portrait paintings of Kehinde Wiley.
Tony Schwartz records a hippo in the Central Park Zoo. New York, NY

Tony Schwartz: An Ad Man’s Artistic Legacy

Tony Schwartz, ad man and urban folklorist's artistic legacy from his compilation of audio archive sounds that connected everyday life with the wider world.
Deborah Eisenberg, short story writer, New York, NY.

The Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

Two short stories by Deborah Eisenberg.

The Re-Release of a Classic

A new American edition of Ronald Blythe's Akenfield reminds us why it became one of the founding texts of oral history.