Linton Weeks appears in the following:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.
Monday, April 20, 2015
During these times of drastic drought in the American West, maybe we should take a hint from the early 20th century — and plant rock gardens.
Friday, April 17, 2015
How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, we learn that the 16th U.S. president was a public powerhouse — with fascinating private dimensions.
Friday, April 10, 2015
On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that helped defeat a contagious, crippling virus.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible; it participated in otherwise polite society.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.
Friday, March 13, 2015
For 50 years, this little-known archive of civil rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In the mid-1970s, photographer Roy Colmer cruised the streets of New York City. The result: A very particular perception of doors.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Today's YouTube sensations — intelligent dogs and crafty cats — are the latest in a long line of entertaining animals.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The complicated story behind the simple, repetitive wordplay jest.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Hundreds of outspoken African-Americans moved America toward emancipation.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Through the lens of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters, we can see the past — when being young was not always fun.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
During the Depression, Herbert Lee Waters filmed everyday life in the South and created "Movies of Local People." The results, now in the Duke University archives, are historically remarkable.