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When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with...

How Minneapolis made Prince

Rashad Shabazz, Arizona State University It’s been almost four years since Prince’s death, but fascination about the artist, the man and his mythology endures. On Jan....

How Crisco toppled lard – and made Americans believers in industrial...

Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University Perhaps you’ll unearth a can of Crisco for the holiday baking season. If so, you’ll be one of millions...

Spinster, old maid or self-partnered – why words for single women...

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In a recent interview with Vogue, actress Emma Watson opened up about being a single 30-year-old woman. Instead...

The battle between NBC and CBS to be the first to...

Mike Conway, Indiana University When the Berlin Wall was completed in August 1961, East German residents immediately tried to figure out ways to circumvent the...

World’s deadliest inventor: Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University What is the deadliest weapon of the 20th century? Perhaps you think first of the atomic bomb, estimated to have killed as...

How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it

Rebecca Edwards, Rochester Institute of Technology Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series...

Video games can bring history back to life

Bob De Schutter, Miami University It is one thing to learn about history in a classroom. But as any visitor to a living museum or...

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Turkey is paying for decades of divisive politics as it fights...

By Alpaslan Ozerdem, Coventry University When armed conflict becomes a fact of everyday life, and generations grow up knowing nothing else, imagining life in a...