A Slap, Followed by a Duel
Dueling was a dangerous, ritualized response to a real (or perceived) slight. It may also have been a means of proving one's social and economic capital.
McCarthyism at the Oscars
As José Ferrer was being handed his Oscar—making him the first Latino actor to win—he was being investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
When It Comes to the Oscars, the Nomination Is as Good as a Win
Research suggests that an Oscar nomination helps boost sales revenue in the weeks following the announcements.
And the Academy Award Goes to…
The American motion picture industry honors itself every year with the Academy Awards, now known officially as "The Oscars."