Lifestyle

July 21, 2019

Smokey (the) Bear remains to be preserving his watchful eye on America’s forests after 75 years on the job

Smokey Bear turns 75 on Aug. 9. The star of the longest-running public-service advertising campaign in U.S. history is now big on social media, with Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
July 21, 2019

‘I still get tweets to go back in the kitchen’ – the enduring energy of sexism in sports activities media

The story of the 2019 U.S. women’s national soccer team is not yet written, but its opening chapter – a 13-0 drubbing of Thailand – has inspired American fans hoping for a championship repeat.
July 21, 2019

Why it issues that extra athletes are speaking about their psychological well being

The great basketball writer Jackie MacMullan recently stood at the front of a hotel ballroom in Tampa taking questions after collecting a career achievement award from the Association for Women in Sports Media.
July 21, 2019

How the Volkswagen Beetle sparked America’s artwork automobile motion

With a mariachi band playing along, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line of a Mexican factory on July 10.
July 21, 2019

When America had an open jail – the story of Kenyon Scudder and his ‘prison without walls’

In a country with mass incarceration, horrific prison conditions and a penal system suffused with racism, some American prison reform activists wistfully look to Scandinavian institutions as beacons of humane prisons.
July 21, 2019

How indigenous ladies revolutionized Bolivian wrestling

Though wrestling is widely regarded as the world’s oldest sport, women have only recently gained a foothold.
July 21, 2019

How the New York media lined the Stonewall riots

The Stonewall riots were a six-night series of protests that began in the early morning of June 28, 1969, and centered around the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City.
July 21, 2019

The forgotten historical past of segregated swimming swimming pools and amusement parks

Summers often bring a wave of childhood memories: lounging poolside, trips to the local amusement park, languid, steamy days at the beach.
July 21, 2019

The civil rights activist so near Martin Luther King Jr. she was regarded as his ‘other wife’

In a recent article published in Standpoint Magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning Martin Luther King Jr. biographer David Garrow details new information about King he discovered in FBI documents. The most damaging is that King may have witnessed – and encouraged – a sexual assault at a Washington, D.C. hotel in January 1964.
July 21, 2019

A booming worldwide film market is remodeling Hollywood

Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” – the studio’s first Asian superhero movie – is a sign of the times.