Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

Speed Dating In The 19th Century

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.


Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.


The Fine Art Of Deception

Friday, December 05, 2014

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.


Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.


When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

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Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.

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The Wondrous World Of Tom Thumb Weddings

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.


8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.


The Secrets Of The Coxswain

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What we can learn about life from the leader of the crew.


The Strange Dating Games Of 1914

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.


Halloween For Adults: A Scary History

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fright Night is not just for kids anymore. Never really was.


Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

Friday, October 24, 2014

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.


Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is it struggling?


America's Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Spirit

Saturday, October 18, 2014

You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling — making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.


What Is Really Tearing America Apart

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

While the nation focuses on healing race and gender issues, we encourage political divisiveness.


Wrong! 3 Recent Reports That May Surprise You

Thursday, October 09, 2014

So maybe we don't know everything about health and wealth and sexuality.


Broken Art: The Closing Of A Washington Museum

Saturday, October 04, 2014

A photojournalism student at the Corcoran College of Art + Design responds to a museum's demise the only way she knows how – creatively.


A Stranger On A Train, A Phone Call, A Man's Life Transformed

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Announcing a layoff over the phone is bad etiquette, but it's the stuff of a great short story. When NPR's Scott Simon overheard such a moment, he couldn't help but try to fill in the gaps.


The Outhouse — And Other Rooms — Get A 21st Century Makeover

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Some people are spending more time in their backyard — in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.


Show-And-Tell: Show Us Your Angry Face

Friday, September 26, 2014

You know the look. Researchers say it's the same all over the world.