Linton Weeks appears in the following:
Friday, June 19, 2015
In July, the U.S. marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the powerful poster campaign that helped the country come to grips with disability rights.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Scandalous swirls like the Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot and Grizzly Bear may have even rattled President-elect Woodrow Wilson.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Refused at first as a re-enactor, J.R. Hardman turned to historic, real-life pioneers for inspiration.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The Colombian band's latest album Amanecer is filled with some of their most energizing club songs yet. But they find their sweet spot in a mellow reflection about finding happiness.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
In the early 20th century, Chinese athletes in the U.S. sometimes found social liberation on the basketball courts.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
For some strange reason, people across America began to notice that thousands of automobile windshields were dotted with teeny-tiny pockmarks.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In post-World War I America, young people shocked their elders with jazz music, jittery dancing and public displays of affection.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
By culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the Los Angeles Public Library's collection, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
For at least a century or so, April flowers led to showers of May baskets on the front-door knobs of American homes.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.
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.