The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
The Harry Potter universe has become a popular setting for stories featuring autistic characters, written by young writers eager to tackle a complex topic.
Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?
For centuries, readers have written in the margins of their books to indicate admiration, disagreement or inspiration. Plath was no different.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
It's easier to make the list than you might think.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
The demographics of name change petitioners today – and the reasons that they give – tell a complicated story of race, class and culture.
Daaim Shabazz, an international business professor and chess journalist, explains what's at stake as American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana fights for the World Chess Championship in London this month.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Over the past 20 years, the number of American households that have grandparents, their kids and their grandkids living under the same roof has nearly doubled.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
Born Farrokh Bulsara, Mercury came from a Parsi family that practiced Zoroastrianism, a religion that influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
Fifty years ago, Sly and the Family Stone sang 'We got to live together, I am no better and neither are you.' The words ring just as true today.
The holiday used to be all about trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. No more – and it could something to do with the fact that traditional markers of adulthood have changed.
A few musicians metaphorically took to the streets. But most fled for cover.
For decades, the alternative weekly's photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.