The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.
While male and female prisoners at Auschwitz faced the same ultimate fate – torture, forced labor and near-certain death – women sometimes reacted differently to Nazi captivity.
Through careful framing and dialogue, Autumn de Wilde's movie portrays Emma as the embodiment of perfection, rather than less-than-faultless heroine of Austen's book.
In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of 'it won't happen to me' that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.
To foreigners, he was a fellow traveler who recognized the plight of the oppressed.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they're asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
The founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass's home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.
In 2002, Mike Veeck, a minor league baseball owner with a knack for bizarre promotions, decided to set the record for lowest attendance – and bar fans from entering the stadium.
When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
Research shows that the type of task – and style of music – tend to determine whether listening will help or hinder your performance.
Recent research explores how women 'dress defensively' to avoid the aggression of other women.
Facebook's algorithms are designed to encourage reminiscence and reconnection. But in the wake of a breakup, we don't always want those things.
Accents differ depending on where we're from, even in the same country.
Invisibility has been used to indulge fantasies of good and evil, level social critiques or warn of the dangers of power in the wrong hands.
When the holes – also called ‘eyes’ – don’t appear in a batch, cheesemakers say the cheese is 'blind.'
Largely self-taught, Adams learned to harness the communicative power of photography during his years as a marketing photographer.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
Penn State researchers who call themselves the 'Happy Birthday Club' suggest that we shouldn’t make judgments about our singing abilities based on familiar tunes that happen to be really hard.
Irony is a slippery concept. Sometimes it's used in speech, other times it's used to describe a situation – oh, and it can also characterize an attitude. Is its versatility its downfall?
Remember when websites didn't rely on user data for profit margins, when values like anonymity and transparency were celebrated?
During the 'love glut,' roughly 1 in 5 of all comic books were romance comics, as publishers scrambled to appease readers' appetites for scandalous storylines.
Save the Children's reputation appeared to bounce back faster than Oxfam's after public perception of both groups soured around the same time.
While segregation was a shameful period in baseball history, the Negro Leagues were a resounding success and an immense source of pride for black America.