Archive: Lisa Hix

 
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Female Spies and Gender-Bending Soldiers Who Changed the Course of the Civil War

 

 

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Anita Pointer: Civil-Rights Activist, Pop Star, and Serious Collector of Black Memorabilia

 

 

Portrait of Oliver Caswell and Laura Bridgman reading emboss Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://images.wellcome.ac.uk Portrait of Oliver Caswell and Laura Bridgman reading embossed letters from a book. Lithograph by W. Sharp, 1844, after A. Fisher. 1844 By: Alanson Fisher and BouvÈ & Sharp.after: W. SharpPublished: 1844 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK, see http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Prices.html

Healing Spas and Ugly Clubs: How Victorians Taught Us to Treat People With Disabilities

 

 

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How a Makeup Mogul Liberated Women by Putting Them in a Pretty New Cage

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Like Iggy Pop? Thank Your Grandparents

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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The Art of Making People Go Away

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Women Who Conquered the Comics World

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Caftan Liberation: How an Ancient Fashion Set Modern Women Free

 

 

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Kaboom! 10 Facts About Firecrackers That Will Blow You Away

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Could the Clothes on Your Back Halt Global Warming?

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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The Last Laugh: Why Clowns Will Never Die

 

 

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Think You Know Ugly? Think Again

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Dreams of the Forbidden City: When Chinatown Nightclubs Beckoned Hollywood

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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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

 

2 comments 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?

  2. MARI8LYN MOSS Says:

    Wonderful article. I live in an antebellum neighborhood on the cliffs of Louisiana, Missouri on the Mississippi River. During the Civil War, Fannie McQuie married Col. Senteney, who attended West point, but joined the Confederate forces in Mississippi. While he was gone, Fannie delivered mail across the enemy lines. Later Fannie joined her husband and friends of the 2nd Missouri Brigade preparing for battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Cpl. Ephraim McDowell Anderson wrote in his diary about the social event before the battle . . . and concludes with Col. Senteney’s death. I am told that General Grant gave Fannie’s father permission to travel to Vicksburg and to take his grieving daughter home. Marilyn Moss


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