Full story - May 17, 2016
Ride for Liberty
Historians have known about and written about runaway advertisements before, of course, but they’ve never all been gathered in one easily accessible place.
Full story - May 05, 2016
black panther comic
Discussions of racism in superhero comics is a long – albeit often troubled – tradition.
Full story - April 26, 2016
Heroin essay 1
Can more balanced representations of drug users spark discussions on how to solve North America’s heroin epidemic?
Full story - April 08, 2016
Posters advertise the dramatization of Sinclair Lewis' "It Can’t Happen Here."
Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here," which described the rise of an American dictator, was turned into a play seen by over 500,000 people.
Full story - March 17, 2016
Like any other player, Robinson needed to earn his spot on the Montreal Royals' roster.
When Jackie and Rachel left their home in Los Angeles for Daytona Beach on February 28, they’d been married for only two weeks. The trip took almost two days. They were twice bumped from planes and replaced with white passengers. They had to take a bus across the state of Florida from Pensacola to Jacksonville. When the Robinsons settled into their seats, the driver, calling Jackie “boy,” ordered the couple to the back of the bus.
Full story - March 15, 2016
The surprise Republican candidate in 1940: Wendell Willkie
Like Donald Trump, Wendell Willkie was a former Democrat, who reregistered as a Republican only later in life. Like Trump, he came to politics from the corporate world and an office in Manhattan. And also like Trump, Willkie came to national prominence through his skillful use of the national media.
Full story - February 23, 2016
The basic problem facing endangered species? Too many humans.
Could the key to all of our environmental problems be greater use of birth control, and therefore a reduction in the growth of the human population?

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