A look at the American public's ambivalent opinion of the death penalty.
The critique of contemporary "victim culture" has parallels to the critique of "victim feminism" of the 1990s.
Reforms to rape law in the 1970s and 1980s transformed the definition of rape and brought the crime out of the shadows.
Why lawyer jokes typically involve the killing or maiming of lawyers.
The Afro became a big money maker as it became more popular. Did that transformation rob the style of its political meaning?
Parenting roles have changed enormously over a generation, but gender roles are still being propped up in some ways.
A ban on panhandling simply ignores the issues behind the practice.
In 1979, sociologist Joseph Harry took a look at what that era's marriage-like relationships between gay men were like.
Two articles look at the sociological impact of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, which killed 700 people.
A glimpse into the long history of divorce in the United States offers perspective on how much has changed.