Linton Weeks appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Women, priests, dapperly dressed gents — no one could be trusted.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Two centuries ago, the fallen French emperor was licking his wounds and dreaming of America.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
For a long time, Americans have been participating in a variety of competitions — for a long time.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Contemporary logrollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
During World War II, a group of African-American paratroopers fought fires, dismantled bombs and dealt with racism in the ranks.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
During World War II, the Japanese aimed thousands of wind-borne explosives at North America. To this day, many have not been accounted for.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
For some Native Americans, Christmas has been a time for decorated trees, Santa Claus and lots of old traditions.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Search engines come and go, but the reference librarian abides.
Monday, December 15, 2014
There was a time in America when single women ran ads in newspapers inviting complete strangers into their homes for courtship possibilities.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.
Friday, December 05, 2014
When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.