Linton Weeks appears in the following:
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.
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?