July 26, 2021
Kate Mulry, author of An Empire Transformed (NYU Press, 2021), spoke with the online journal Current about her writing process, research, and the impetus for her path-breaking work in American history. Read the full conversation below.
July 21, 2021
What counts as “legitimate” constitutes a narrow slice of family experiences in the U.S., and this ideal has been used strategically throughout history to justify discrimination against people and families outside that norm.
July 12, 2021
In this feature from Dilettante Army, learn how Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper’s work fits into a lineage of American conservatism.
July 7, 2021
—Jared Ross Hardesty
World Chocolate Day offers the opportunity to reflect on chocolate’s global history and how its past is still present today. And that past is much more sinister than a quaint, celebratory holiday suggests.
July 1, 2021
On July 26th, America celebrates the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This month, we’re getting caught up on the history, politics, and cultural understandings of disability in… READ MORE
June 16, 2021
We spoke with Alexander Laban Hinton about the increased visibility of white power extremism under the Trump administration, its similarities to the Khmer Rouge regime, and the ways genocide can be prevented.
June 12, 2021
—Tanya Katerí Hernandez
Fifty-four years after the Loving v. Virginia decision, interracial marriage bans no longer exist, but White Supremacist violence and rhetoric still flourish.
June 8, 2021
We caught up with Henry Jenkins to find out more about the shifting cultural role of comics, how comics reflect our relationships to material things, and more.