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.
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What is Kwanzaa?

A look at the history of Kwanzaa and how it has evolved in meaning over subsequent generations.
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A Glossary of WWI Soldier Slang

A glossary of slang used by U.S. servicemen in World War 1.
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.
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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.
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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.