One citation at a time, a professor and her students are crafting a more complete picture of Dante’s women.
Since 9/11, billions have been spent beefing up airport security. Was it worth it?
There’s plenty to critique about sorority culture. But going after Southern accents is punching down.
The FDA has largely lost its ability to regulate the myriad pills, powders and potions that promise to grow muscle, shed body fat and improve your focus.
The classical tradition has long excluded anyone who wasn’t white. But a succession of Black female artists have attempted to broaden these ossified boundaries.
While they weren’t living through a pandemic, citizens of ancient Pompeii weren’t strangers to societal stress.
Go back to 17th- and 18th-century England and France and you’ll see the same sort of handwringing over birthrates that we’re seeing today.
When gay men were confronted about writing ‘no Blacks’ or ‘no Latinos’ on their profiles, many of them became defensive.
As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
When record executives tried to mold Franklin’s sound to their liking, her career sputtered. Then legendary producer Jerry Wexler came along. His approach? Stay out of her way.
Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Black Americans’ contributions to some of the country’s most iconic dishes and spirits are finally starting to be recognized in the media and in museum exhibitions.
Thanks to shifting tastes and improvements to the brewing process, more craft brewers are offering low-alcohol and nonalcoholic options – and are going toe to toe with America’s beer giants.
In choreography, the gray areas of copyright law make it difficult to determine what constitutes copyright infringement or plagiarism.
In the 19th century, Baartman was dehumanized and mocked for her large posterior. So what does it mean when Black women today strive for ‘Sarah Baartman hips’?
Chaucer’s career as a secret agent helped him assume different disguises in his writing. Some scholars interpret this role-playing as Chaucer being sexist and anti-Semitic.
Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today.
The case of Britney Spears, who is trying to end her father’s conservatorship, illustrates why the legal arrangement is rife for abuse.
A new study finds that the feeling is pervasive – and can change the way trips are planned and how money is spent.