It is Saturday night, and El Monte’s atmosphere is buzzing with a youthful glow. As the parking lot and the surrounding streets began to fill with vehicles from the American golden age of automotive design with names like Galaxie and Mercury, the space became saturated with cosmic energy.
Category Archive: 1950s
We often trip over historical analogies when trying to interpret the present. But the French writer offered a different way of thinking about time.
Even though I pride myself on being an American history buff, my knowledge of the Korean War had […]
All They Will Call You (The University of Arizona Press, 2017) is Tim Z. Hernandez’s attempt at telling […]
When we talk about advances in civil and gay rights, we often talk in terms of famous firsts: […]
“[T]he idea that movies and stars inspire people from the world’s pockets of desperate poverty to undertake treacherous […]
The 1965 World Series would prove groundbreaking. It marked the first time that two professional baseball teams from […]
“To be educated in my Baltimore mostly meant always packing an extra number 2 pencil and working quietly,” […]