Miles Davis at the Nice Jazz Festival in July 1989



Do We Overstate Miles Davis’ Genius?

There are things about Miles Davis we never discuss. Maybe it's time we did.
Left: Pinball. Right: Game Controllers

From Pinball to Video Games: How Sex Shaped the Gamer Revolution

From the start, sex played a strong role in marketing games to teenagers.
Photo of Carmen Miranda published by the New York Sunday News in 1943.

From Vaudeville to Hamilton: Racial Minorities in Musicals

Hamilton, the Lin-Manuel Miranda play, is taking Broadway by storm. Its use of a "race-blind" cast has been unprecedented in modern theater.
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Unpacking the World of Cosplay

We go into the world of cosplay, where men and women dress up and role-play as their favorite fictional characters.
Imagine John Lennon Memorial

The John Lennon Memorial

Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon memorial in Central Park, has become somewhat of a pilgrimage for Beatles and non-Beatles fans alike.

Do the Hustle: How Disco Was Marketed

Disco changed the way the music industry marketed music to the public. The genre innovated an industry and changed our interaction with popular music.
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Taylor Swift’s White Colonial Romance

Taylor Swift is a member of the Lion King generation, which means that, for her, African landscapes are nothing more than a rich tapestry of flora and fauna
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Taylor Swift: 1989’s Confessional Poet

Since she first came to prominence, Taylor Swift's songs have been read autobiographically.
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Dune at 50

Frank Herbert's novel Dune, the best selling science-fiction novel of all time, celebrates it's 50th birthday and is still read in innovative ways.

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.