1. Peiss, Kathy. HOPE IN A JAR: THE MAKING OF AMERICA’S BEAUTY CULTURE

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    January 14, 2015 by ethelfritha

    The amount of time it took for cosmetics to traverse the distance between “painted whore” to “cosmopolitan lady” is astonishingly short. …
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  2. Lee, Michelle. FASHION VICTIM

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    January 12, 2015 by ethelfritha

    Remember the mesh sweater? I remember the mesh sweater very well. I bought one in high school and wore it …
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  3. Conover, Ted. THE ROUTES OF MAN.

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    January 9, 2015 by ethelfritha

    A thousand, five hundred, even one hundred years ago, people mostly stayed put. Of course, sometimes it was necessary to …
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  4. Stanton, Maureen. KILLER STUFF AND TONS OF MONEY

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    December 16, 2014 by ethelfritha

    You know you love Antiques Roadshow. No, shut up, you know you do. Antiques Roadshow is that show you finally watch …
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  5. Kyle, Chris. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN 10 FIREARMS

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    December 16, 2014 by ethelfritha

    New York, 1777. An American marksman sits in a tree, the long barrel of his Kentucky rifle trained at a …
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  6. Beals, Melba Patillo. WARRIORS DON’T CRY

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    December 13, 2014 by ethelfritha

    September 1957. Nine teenagers set to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School face mobs so dangerous–a mob that included the Arkansas National …
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  7. Harra, Todd, and McKenzie, Ken. MORTUARY CONFIDENTIAL

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    December 13, 2014 by ethelfritha

    Quick! What’s going to happen to you when you die? No, I don’t mean on a metaphysical plane. I mean …
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