The tradition of an open house at the White House dates back to the administration of Thomas Jefferson. Why is this an important aspect of the American democratic process?
From the Great Wall of China to Hadrian's Wall to the New Amsterdam Wall on Wall Street to the Wall defended by Castle Black, walls have a long-standing place in history and pop culture to defend people. But they're sites of complex interactions, too
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Bowling Green has a history that has withstood the test of time
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Nothing can escape marketing--even the Romans knew this.
Who yields to whom in the meeting of umbrellas on a city sidewalk?
Large group meals that are sponsored and produced by specific individuals are a luxury—both in terms of the foods that are served in these settings and the event itself—but they are also ripe with obligation.
Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist?
Where does the idea of Christmas spirit come from and why does it hinge so much on behavior?
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