Cord Jefferson

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Is My Halloween Costume Offensive?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Every Halloween, there are conversations about what's an appropriate costume, and what's insensitive. Historical (but despicable) figures like Genghis Khan? Racial stereotypes like a ...

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Motown, Vietnam, The Civil Rights Movement And One Iconic Song

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mark Kurlansky's Ready for a Brand New Beat chronicles the spectacular success of the 1964 Motown hit "Dancing in the Street." Reviewer Cord Jefferson says that while much of the book...


A British Intellectual's Mission 'To Create The Perfect Wife'

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Some people, unlucky in love, turn to matchmaking services. Thomas Day, an 18th century British intellectual, adopted two girls from an orphanage in order to mold them into the women ...