Neanderthals

We Didn’t Start the Fire (Neanderthals Did)

Fire was once thought to be a strictly human technology, but new discoveries show that Neanderthals could wield it.
Dorothy Bennett in Peru

The Star-Studded Life of Ms. Dorothy Bennett

The wacky life story of the astronomer, author, children's book publisher, and anthropologist who restored an old barge on the Gowanus Canal in 1937.
introverted children

In Defense of Introverted Children

As the mother of an introverted child, I felt unnerved by the reactions of adults around me to my daughter’s quietness.
Hillary Clinton Speaking

On Men and Women’s Public Speech

What we call “eloquence” in public speech is, essentially, code for values associated with masculinity. 
Police officer Peter Liang leaves the courtroom at the end of the day in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The “Model Minority” Myth and the Hidden Discrimination of Asian Americans

Identifying Asian Americans as a "model minority" often erases the continued discrimination faced by Asians in America. 
Children playing at the St. Francis Square Housing Development Play Center

St. Francis Square: How a Union Built Integrated, Affordable Housing in San Francisco

How a union built integrated affordable housing in early 1960s San Francisco.
Family sitting around the dinner table.

What Makes a “Home”?

Privacy and retreat weren't always hallmarks of one's home.
Only child

Not So Lonely: Busting the Myth of the Only Child

A burgeoning acceptance toward families with only one child is finally starting to creep into society at large, eliminating the mythical stereotype.
Latchkey

The Latchkey Generation: How Bad Was It?

The latchkey generation--also known as Generation X--was raised by working parents who left them alone after school. We consider the implications.