Mae West and Camp
A camp diva, a queer icon, and a model of feminism—the memorable Mae West left behind a complicated legacy, on and off the stage.
Skipping School for Harvest Camp
As more young adults joined the military or worked in wartime industries, England turned to children to fill the growing gap in agricultural labor.
How the Plastic Pink Flamingo Became an Icon
The ubiquitous pink flamingo lawn ornament is 60 years old, a product of the age of suburbs and plastic. It has a surprising natural history.
Summer Camp Has Always Been About Escaping Modern Life
The first summer camps presented themselves as an natural alternative to encroaching industrial society.