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When Technicolor changed the face of the film industry, it also altered the cosmetics industry, sparking the great Hollywood Powder Puff War of the 1930s.
Victorian librarians, Mister Rogers, queer time, and Jane Austen's subversive linguistics, oh my!
Self-made? The most successful independent ventures are often backed by legacy money or networks.
Sharing economy firms like Lyft and Airbnb promised community, but the ideas they promoted as overturning the status quo are the status quo.
Medieval monks used labor-saving innovations like the mill not to increase productivity, but to free up more time for what they wanted to do.
When electric lighting was first introduced to U.S. households, marketing departments tried to convince women that better lighting would be flattering.
The word “risk” took on new meaning in the 19th century, when it became a way of understanding the interactions between individuals and economic markets.
How the archetype of the quirky, brilliant tech entrepreneur whose ideas could change the world migrated from high-tech hacker culture to Wall Street.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out—and some are not.
For a younger generation trying to understand Marxism, the best way in may be: vampirism.