Archive: Lisa Hix



Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World




From Whale Jaws to Corsets: How Sailors’ Love Tokens Got Into Women’s Underwear




Don’t Call Them Bums: The Unsung History of America’s Hard-Working Hoboes




Sex and Suffering: The Tragic Life of the Courtesan in Japan’s Floating World




Like Iggy Pop? Thank Your Grandparents




Love Among the Ruins: Traveling Museum Excavates the Artifacts of Lost Relationships




Darling, Can You Spare a Dime? How Victorians Fell in Love With Pocket Change




Laika and Her Comrades: The Soviet Space Dogs Who Took Giant Leaps for Mankind




The Art of Making People Go Away




Slut-Shaming, Eugenics, and Donald Duck: The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies




Manning Up: How ‘Mantiques’ Make It Cool for Average Joes to Shop and Decorate




Ghosts in the Machines: The Devices and Daring Mediums That Spoke for the Dead




Yarn Bombs: In the ’70s, Knitting Was Totally Far Out




Women Who Conquered the Comics World




Paper Dresses and Psychedelic Catsuits: When Airline Fashion Was Flying High




Why Nerdy White Guys Who Love the Blues Are Obsessed With a Wisconsin Chair Factory




Caftan Liberation: How an Ancient Fashion Set Modern Women Free




Kaboom! 10 Facts About Firecrackers That Will Blow You Away




Black Glamour Power: The Stars Who Blazed a Trail for Beyoncé and Lupita Nyong’o




The Waiting Game: What It Really Takes to Get on ‘Antiques Roadshow’




Jem, the Truly Outrageous, Triple-Platinum ’80s Rocker Who Nearly Took Down Barbie




Could the Clothes on Your Back Halt Global Warming?




From Retail Palace to Zombie Mall: How Efficiency Killed the Department Store




Learning to Love Death: New Museum Takes a Walk on the Shadow Side




The Last Laugh: Why Clowns Will Never Die




Think You Know Ugly? Think Again




Why Aren’t Stories Like ‘12 Years a Slave’ Told at Southern Plantation Museums?




Easy-Bake Evolution: 50 Years of Cakes, Cookies, and Gender Politics




Dreams of the Forbidden City: When Chinatown Nightclubs Beckoned Hollywood




From Hummingbird Heads to Poison Rings: Indulging Our Antique Jewelry Obsession




Selling Shame: 40 Outrageous Vintage Ads Any Woman Would Find Offensive




Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?




Velvet Underdogs: In Praise of the Paintings the Art World Loves to Hate




A Frenzy of Trumpets: Why Brass Musicians Can’t Resist Serbia’s Wildest Festival




Guts and Gumption: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Wore Their Hearts on Their Helmets



Return to ‘The Crypt': Jack Davis Resurrects the Crypt-Keeper for Halloween Art Show



Jeepers Creepers! Why Dark Rides Scare the Pants Off Us



Why Americans Love Guns



Did Hollywood Give the 1920s a Boob Job? ‘Gatsby’ Costume Designer Tells All



Untangling the Tale of the Seven Sutherland Sisters and Their 37 Feet of Hair



Where Have the Carousel Animals Gone? Antique Merry-Go-Rounds Fight Extinction



Collectors on a Mission: When Americans Saw the World Through Evangelists’ Eyes



Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem



World’s Smallest Museum Finds the Wonder in Everyday Objects



Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl



‘The Great Gatsby’ Still Gets Flappers Wrong



In the Hot Seat: Is Your Antique Windsor a Fake?



Love at First Kite: How Pizza and Pente Led to One Oklahoman’s High-Flying Obsession



Reality TV Cracks Open the Extravagant World of Hollywood Vintage



Digging for the Perfect Beat: Davey D on the Vinyl Roots of Hip-Hop



Dr. Seuss, the Mad Hatter: A Peek Inside His Secret Closet



Should You Feel Guilty About Wearing Vintage Fur?



Black Is Beautiful: Why Black Dolls Matter



Happy Valentine’s Day, I Hate You



Paper Wizard: Mid-Century Modern’s Unsung Visionary Gets His Due



The Vintage Waiting Room Art That’s Hooked the Shabby Chic Crowd



Sexier Than Silk: The Irresistible Allure of the Nylon Slip


One comment so far

  1. Jen Says:

    In your article “Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans,”
    you say: ““paisley”…was once a holy symbol of the Zoroastrians in Persia.”

    I’m doing a presentation about cultural appropriation and would like to look further into this, however I cannot find anywhere that it says this was a holy image. Where did you find this information?

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