Articles tagged social history

‘The Bonjour Effect’ Bids Au Revoir to French Language and Mores

The Bonjour Effect is too closely tailored to North American sensitivities to properly connect with French conversation culture.

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‘Scurvy’: Chronicling the Etiology of an Affliction

Jonathan Lamb's authoritative study affords an interesting perspective on one of history's most unpleasant afflictions.

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What Fills the Empty Spaces in ‘City Squares’?

Squares are the empty hearts of cities waiting to be filled by individual and public meaning.

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‘Of Beards and Men’ Is a Fascinating Through-line of Social and Cultural History

Senior lecturer in history at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio Christopher Oldstone-Moore leads the reader through a sober but thought-provoking history of facial hair -- and not just men's.

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Class War Officially Declared in Britain: ‘Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class’

Owen Jones claims in the strongest possible terms that there is still a class war going on, being consciously if not conspicuously fought by the middle and upper-middle political and media class.

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27 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Private Century

Not a single shot in Private Century is original to Sikl or his collaborators. This is a profound illustration of the significance of editing to the nature of film as an art and craft.

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19 Dec 2007 // 3:16 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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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

// Sound Affects

"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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