Articles tagged cultural history

‘Ghosts: A Haunted History’ Is Sure to Grip the Believer and the Skeptic Alike

Comprehensive, fascinating, and eye-catching, Lisa Morton's Ghosts: A Haunted History is the only book you'll ever need about the world's most notable supernatural entity.

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Roberto M. Dainotto Explores the Making of the Mafia Myth

The Mafia: A Cultural History offers a Sicilian perspective on the enduring popularity of organized crime stories.

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‘Coin-Operated Americans’ Tells of the Time When Arcades Took the Children of Displaced Workers

America’s youth crowded arcades, deposited quarters, and saw a way out of the modern, productive industrial economy of the post-war US and into the postmodern, postindustrial consumer economy that we inhabit today.

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19 Dec 2007 // 2:16 AM

NEW YORK—A winter wind howls outside Peter Gay’s eighth-floor Riverside Drive apartment. The panorama of the chilly Hudson beyond its broad windows looks

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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