Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

200 Years Of 'Sex' In America, In 1 Chart

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How certain words related to sexual behavior have shifted over the past two centuries.


The Cherry Sisters: Worst Act Ever?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.


The Marriage Equality Battle Is Now History

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The ink on the Supreme Court's landmark decision was hardly dry before the New York Public Library mounted a pop-up exhibit about same-sex relationships.


4 Forgotten Fads Of The Past

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A quartet of quirky fads faded away into the American mist.


Independence Day For Americans With Disabilities

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.


When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.


Dirty Dancing In The Early 1900s

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Scandalous swirls like the Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot and Grizzly Bear may have even rattled President-elect Woodrow Wilson.


The Battles Of A Civil War Re-Enactress

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Refused at first as a re-enactor, J.R. Hardman turned to historic, real-life pioneers for inspiration.


Songs We Love: Bomba Estereo, 'Mar (Lo Que Siento)'

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.


Chinese Basketballers Of Yesteryear

Thursday, June 04, 2015

In the early 20th century, Chinese athletes in the U.S. sometimes found social liberation on the basketball courts.


How The YMCA Helped Shape America

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.


The Windshield-Pitting Mystery Of 1954

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.


When 'Petting Parties' Scandalized The Nation

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.


Muddled Messages In America's Past

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.


The Repast Is Not Even Past: Old LA Menus

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.


The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

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.


Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.


4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s That Sparked Controversy

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.


Do We Really Need Libraries?

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.


A Forgotten Tradition: May Basket Day

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.