An excerpt from Bini Adamczak’s book “Yesterday's Tomorrow: On the Loneliness of Communist Specters and the Reconstruction of the Future.”
Bini Adamczak | Apr 27
What a long-forgotten dispute over women’s access to public toilets in 19th-century England says about moral reform.
Robert Baker | Apr 16
The story of a numerical system nearly consigned to oblivion.
Stephen Chrisomalis | Mar 18
For thousands of years, plants have been cultivated not only for economic reasons, but to serve magic, lure immortal beings, and for aesthetic pleasure.
George Gessert | Mar 4
By exploiting women, British companies gained all the benefits of powerful mainframes with little labor overhead — and no long-term commitment to their computing workforce.
Mar Hicks | Feb 8
A glimpse of an alternative economic and industrial history and future, in which the Luddites were successful in their battle against alienating technology.
Miriam A. Cherry | Jan 19
Over the course of the 20th century, capitalism preserved its momentum by molding the ordinary person into a consumer with an unquenchable thirst for more stuff.
Kerryn Higgs | Jan 11
Three international security experts chart the rise and fall of radiological weapons programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
Morgan L. Kaplan | Dec 14, 2020
Retail-related space catering to the automobile became a common feature of the landscape that distinguished the Los Angeles metropolitan area from all others in the country.
Richard Longstreth | Dec 10, 2020
"We thought this film was defective. But we were mistaken. This is how radiation looks."
Susan Schuppli | Oct 26, 2020