Angry housewife

The Many Lives of the Angry Housewife

The housewife novel is having a comeback, continuing the tradition of exploring domesticity and self-hood in fiction. 
Men and women drinking beer at a pre-prohibition bar in Raceland, Louisiana, September 1938.

The Darker Side of Prohibition

During Prohibition, industrial-grade alcohol cost hundreds of American lives. The Coolidge administration encouraged its circulation.
Louis Prang Christmas

Christmas, Inc.: A Brief History of the Holiday Card

Americans still purchase approximately 1.6 billion holiday cards a year. What about this old-fashioned tradition appeals to so many?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton in her later years



Celebrating Feminist Pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We highlight two of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's essays on the bicentennial of her birth.
Cover of North American Review

The North American Review Turns 200

Happy birthday to the North American Review!
"Tom Brady and his offensive line" by Jack Newton - Flickr: Tom Brady looks downfield. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tom_Brady_and_his_offensive_line.jpg#/media/File:Tom_Brady_and_his_offensive_line.jpg

Deflategate, Shmategate: Aren’t We All Cheaters Anyway?

In a sports world where soccer players theatrically feign injuries and cyclists dope, one might rightfully ask: Is fair play just a myth?
Sculpture of a geode divided in two with various neon colors inside; artist Elyse Graham

Sculptor Elyse Graham and The Artistic Fascination with Geodes

Artist Elyse Graham makes wonderfully bright, geode sculptures using latex and urethane, while poets pay tribute to this natural form with their words.
The car token at the starting square of the Monopoly board game

What’s in a Game? Monopoly at 80

The real-estate game Monopoly turns 80 in 2015
British flag

The Anglo-American Relationship: Not Always So Special

The "special relationship" between the United States and the United Kingdom followed a very long century of special enmity.