For Slate’s Culturebox.
From lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot. For Slate.
A cultural history of the paisley pattern, for Slate’s Culturebox.
My love affair with ARTE’s Karambolage, for Slate.
How an obscure British skit has become Germany’s most popular New Year’s tradition, for Slate.
A visual history of the button, for Slate.
A history of a decidedly unladylike color, for Slate.
Somewhere deep in the Ruhrgebiet (or maybe Guangdong), a factory is churning out huge fiber-glass ice cream facsimi… https://t.co/A4aCFWXB0o