Sex and the Supermarket
Supermarkets represented a major innovation in food distribution—a gendered innovation that encouraged women to find sexual pleasure in subordination.
Before Net Neutrality, There Was Radio Regulation
Before today's fight over net neutrality, the US government debated commercial profitability & popular access in the context of a different medium: radio.
Seeing Class in Every Glass: How Champagne United Behind Their Famous Sparkling Wine
The rise of champagne as a distinctly French invention helped sow class differences in the region.
Electric Cars… of The 1890s
Electric cars were first introduced in the late 1890s, but they didn't catch on.
550 years of Whisky