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Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art

This gives us colorful time-stamps of the evolution in graphic design, photography, and changes in US election propaganda.

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Beyond the Score: 'The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game'

John Fox does a fine job of providing lesser-known facts about ball games. The bulk of his stories, meanwhile, focus on our preoccupation with ball games through the lens of cultural history.

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Foodie Folklore: Josh Chetwynd's 'How the Hot Dog Found its Bun'

Josh Chetwynd provides lively stories of chance featuring some of the most well-known foods, snacks and products in modern history. These stories are inspiration for the seekers of chance and wranglers of success.

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Clashing Coincidences: 'The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans'

Weaving together events that range from international politics to the socio-cultural development of poor American families, Lawrence Powell’s comprehensive glimpse of New Orleans' past is particularly important today.

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Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: by Matty Simmons

"In Chicago that night, Lampoon editor John Hughes sat alone in a jammed movie theater watching the film. He’s stood in line for a half hour or so to get in. When the picture ended, he later told me, 'I said to myself, I’m going to make movies.'"

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Coloring Outside the Lines: The History of American Graffiti

Who cares about kids spraying gibberish on New York City trains in the '80s? That’s the question some would ask. Counter-culture historians and art critics, that's who.

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It's About More than Just Scoring the Perfect Parking Place: 'Rethinking a Lot'

We tend to forget that the parking lot is where organic social interactions occur. It's where teens meet. It’s the site of business handshakes. Generally speaking, the parking lot is the site where the beginning and/or end of many relationships occur.


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