Migrants, Refugees, and Expats: How Humanity Comes in Waves

The language we use for people fleeing their home nations may define them as less than human.
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The Problem With ‘All-American Girl’

The sitcom All-American Girl was the first to focus on an Asian American family; it lasted one season.
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Art, Technology, & Early Photography: William Henry Fox Talbot

The 175th anniversary of William Henry Fox Talbot's calotype photography.
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Dali, Surrealism and…Fashion Magazines?

Salvador Dail injected Surrealism into fashion magazines in the 1930s and 1940s, to lasting influence.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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Napoleon Dynamite & the Neo-Western Film

The western genre is engrained in American film from its roots to today. Jared Hess' Napoleon Dynamite revises this legacy in a surprising way.

The Guerrilla Girls Turn 30

A secret collective of masked female artists known as the Guerrilla Girls has taken to the streets and museums to combat racism and sexism for 30 years.

Yas Queen! It’s the Spelling Reform School for Wayward Words

Debates over English spelling reform have existed for centuries.

#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou: Hashtag Counterattacks to Racist Stereotypes

What do Americans visualize when they hear “Africa”? Can a hashtag change all of that? #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

How Singing Started a Revolution in Estonia

The vibrant and revolutionary culture of singing in Estonia.
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The Internet Didn’t Doom the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune; Katrina Did

The Times-Picayune had no choice after Katrina but to publish primarily online.