The Rise and Fall of the Jet Pack
Well, mostly the fall.
When Posters Went Psychedelic
Posters were originally a method of advertising and promotion, but in the 1960s, a new crop of psychedelic signs became emblematic of the counterculture.
Hubert Humphrey’s Vice Presidential Dilemma
Hubert Humphrey was well-respected as Lyndon B. Johnson's vice president--but he failed to capture the imagination of the young Democrats of the late 60s.
Woodstock: Sex, Drugs, and Zoning
It's the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock festival, which was fraught with controversy before it even happened.
How the Beat Generation Became “Beatniks”
The rebellious culture of the Beat Generation was coopted into fodder for a marketable lifestyle.
What the Space Race Left Behind
How should the artifacts of the space race be preserved?
How Plato Anticipated Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" would not have surprised Plato.
The Rise of Teachers’ Unions
Teachers' unions have been an important force in America since the 1950s.