Chairs were a subject of much debate as far back as the nineteenth century, pitting health and technology against propriety and aesthetics.
The history of coffee starts in Ethiopia, where it grew wild. Locals used it as a sacrament in communal ceremonies and to keep up energy.
Duncan Hines was not created by a marketing department. Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1880, he became an amateur restaurant critic.
Why airborne farming hasn’t been cleared for take-off.
The Natchitoches meat pie, a crimped half moon hiding a pocket of spiced meat, exemplifies “culinary place making."
Clothing as a tool in social change isn't anything new, but is a for-profit industry that thrives on exclusivity too removed to comment on politics?
The Wall Street Journal reports that property developers are pushing to allow public drinking on city streets, hoping to encourage a “lively atmosphere.”
Protectionist laws favoring producers of butter meant that getting margarine in Wisconsin was no easy feat.
Sports historian Steven A. Riess writes that the process that transformed baseball into a high-paid profession began in the 1860s.
In 1943, the idea of a farmers market at which produce was sold directly to the customer was nearly unheard of, a relic of the distant past.