Everything Has a History

  • The 20-Sided Die

    Everything Has a History

    Ian Tonat | Nov 29, 2022

    From basements to Fifth Avenue boutiques, the 20-sided die represents the rise of all things geek in contemporary culture.
  • The Short Telescope

    Everything Has a History

    Simon P. Newman | Oct 27, 2022

    American universities are not the only ones who must confront legacies of the slave trade.
  • WAR Dolls

    Everything Has a History

    Krista Grensavitch | Sep 28, 2022

    In the 1980s, education was one way feminists hoped to prevent child abuse and assault.
  • The Peach Tree

    Everything Has a History

    Robert Antony | Aug 30, 2022

    From their wood to their fruit, peach trees form a powerful guard against evil in Chinese folklore.

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  • The Elocution Cage

    Jeremy C. Young | Apr 27, 2022

    Could training in a bamboo cage make for better public speaking?
  • Elevator Sounds

    Alexandra Hui | Mar 30, 2022

    Elevators are inherently noisy contraptions. The conveyance machinery hisses and whirs, bells ding i...
  • Bronze Bell

    Paula R. Curtis | Feb 24, 2022

    Large cast bells like the one found in Kyoto’s Tōji temple were a crucial part of everyday life in premodern Japan.
  • The Ohio River

    Tiya Miles | Jan 27, 2022

    I am from Cincinnati, a town on the Ohio River; Ohio is an Iroquoian word that translates as “beauti...
  • Portrait of a Man

    Brian Piper | Dec 28, 2021

    This daguerreotype invites us to explore the important history of how people of African descent participated in New Orleans's early photography scene.
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