MSG, the Japanese flavor enhancer, has grown into an international sensation. But its history is also fraught with tension.
In the U.K., Christmas decorations are often associated with the lower-class, and such visibility has been scorned and criticized.
Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's 1970s concept of cultural capital has been co-opted by economics, racial studies, and education.
The metaphor isn't just a literary device; it informs our conceptual understanding of language and the world.
The controversy over Jesus' birthday has gone on for centuries.
P.T. Barnum's career as a Kentucky show man, began with his ownership and exploitation of African American slave Joice Heth.