Culture, history & arts

For a Brief Time in the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Became America’s One and Only ‘Super Station’,” HUMANITIES magazine, May/June 2015.

Old Friends Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Made History Together: In Their Last Days, the Suffragist Pioneers Look Back,” HUMANITIES magazine, July/August 2014.

In Focus: Scott Russell of the Northern Mariana Islands,” HUMANITIES magazine, January/February 2014.

Massive Resistance in a Small Town: Before and After Brown in Prince Edward County, Virginia,” HUMANITIES magazine, September/October 2013.

First Person Singular: Col. Michael J. Colburn, Burke, Director of ‘The President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band,” The Washington Post Magazine, Jan. 16, 2013.

First Person Singular: Nita Robinson, 67, La Plata, Safeway cashier,” The Washington Post Magazine, Nov. 11, 2012.

Primary Sources: The Perfect Job — A. Heather Coyne ’94 landed her dream job, working in international conflict management. The catch? She had to join the U.S. Army,” Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, May 2012.

Where Did the Taco Come From?” Q&A with Mexican food historian Jeffrey Pilcher,, May 4, 2012.

Riffing on Identity: Jairo Moreno Examines the Impact of Cultural Expectations on Latin American Musicians,” Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011.

Book finds reasons for optimism in the heartland,”  Q&A with sociologist Robert Wuthnow, author of Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s, St. Louis Beacon, March 3, 2011.

An Ancestry of African-Native Americans,” Q&A with genealogy researcher Angela Walton-Raji,, February 17, 2010.

Anne Truitt’s Artistic Journey: Balancing the two lives of a Washington, D.C. sculptor–1950s hostess and emergent artist,”, Sept. 30, 2009.

Czar Treasures From the East: A trove of spectacular objects from the Kremlin’s collection highlights Ottoman opulence,”, June 11, 2009.

A Northern Family Confronts Its Slaveholding Past: Filmmaker Katrina Browne discusses her family’s role in American slavery,” Q&A with documentary filmmaker,, June 19, 2008.

Reboot: A photojournalist enchanted by computers takes another look at the soul of some old machines,” Smithsonian, July 2007.

“Pictures of Youth,” Smithsonian, January 2007. Download the article (PDF)

Arresting Faces: A new book argues the case for the mugshot as art,” Smithsonian, January 2007.

“New Mexico’s cult of the chile,” The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 26, 2006. Download the article (PDF)

Recasting New Mexico History,” Alibi, Oct. 20-26, 2005.

Letter from Indian Country,” Context, Bethel College alumni magazine, September 2003.