Edgar Heap of Birds

The Cheyenne Artist Who Is Challenging the Silenced History of Native Americans

Using freeway signs as his medium, artist Edgar Heap of Birds disrupts American perceptions of Native-American culture and history.

Reopening The X-Files: Is ESP Possible?

"Here I am again, Scully, up late pursuing this obsession with ESP." "It's a fraud, Mulder."
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "<a href="http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-fccf-d471-e040-e00a180654d7" target="_blank">DuPont - Building - Sketch</a>" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935 - 1945.

How DuPont Transformed Fashion With Stretchy Synthetics

DuPont invented the stretch synthetic fabric that revolutionized fashion in the mid-twentieth century. 
Reprint of engraving by Martin Droeshout

The Artist Behind Shakespeare’s Most Famous Portrait

Though considered a limited artist, Martin Droeshout engraved the only portrait of Shakespeare, which appeared on the cover of the first folio.
Vintage Maidenform ad.

This Lingerie Company Transformed Postwar Commercial Beauty Culture

Maidenform was the first company to bridge female beauty standards with workplace culture
The word of the year, face with tears of joy emoji.

Can an Emoji Ever Be a Word?

You might be forgiven for thinking that the merry band of lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries were trolling us ...
David Bowie AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler

The Science Fiction of David Bowie

David Bowie died January 10th, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album Blackstar. 
Group of men and women photographed with their cameras, possibly in the Redcliffe area, 1910-1920.

Empathy and Imagery

Theories from psychology, education, philosophy, and sociology, show how complex and subconscious the feeling of empathy can be.
Susan B. Anthony dollar coin

The Feminist History of Prohibition

A look at the feminist roots of the temperance movement.
Popular dress among meteorologists.

Outfits, Graphics, and the News Room: Why the News Looks the Way It Does

The evolution of the way TV news looks has much to do with principles of modernity and design.