Category: News Round Up

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Defunding the (drug) police. The literary life of Octavia E. Butler. The last children of Down syndrome. The quiet history of lesbian pulp fiction. The early modern precursor to turducken. Our long-running love affair with pigeons. The peculiar role of America’s First Ladies. How… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news London’s mudlarks. Finding Afro-Mexico. The history of nachos. Alexander Hamilton, enslaver? The long history of cottagecore. When Christmas was cancelled. Divers are salvaging Black history. Remembering the Ocoee massacre. The gay history of Britain’s WWI poets. A new, feminist translation of Beowulf. A brief… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A new Hippocratic oath. How I became radicalized. Compounding chalk decoction. The bittersweet story of vanilla. A secret history of supermarkets. A brief history of menstrual “his”-teria. The woman who built Beethoven’s pianos. The colonization of the ayahuasca experience. The spooky and dangerous side… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Monstrous men. Coming out as intersex. The long-lost ritual of baby books. Explaining droplet infection in 1918. The feminist history of the cardigan. The strange world of AP U.S. History. Fear of the “pussification” of America. What fans of “herd immunity” don’t tell you…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news How do pandemics end? When Japan reinvented filmmaking. How we lie to ourselves about history. A brief history of presidents and their taxes. How Early Modern empire changed medicine. The Black press and disinformation on Facebook. How the flu pandemic changed Halloween in 1918…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The deadly story of poison. Best practices in period activism. The disappearance of Eve and Sall. Hip-hop’s Afrofuturistic Hive Mind. The 1990s anti-racist action network. The commercial that killed a fast food chain. Black cowboys reclaim their history in the West. “Follow the science,”… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Rebellious history. Is freedom white? Driving Jim Crow. Fearing a fear of germs. Finally, a space toilet for ladies. Trump is afraid of honest history. Erotic vases and a woodcut saint. A brief history of the fast food buffet. A fuller picture of Artemisia… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Sex and the Irish. The Tudors are trending. It keeps happening here. Lampooning political women. How the vampire got his fangs. Progressive love story: Ruth and Marty. Who decides who gets a hysterectomy? How Aztecs reacted to colonial epidemics. What Trump is missing about… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news No rest. Past vaccine disasters. The history of Slim Jims. Black aging matters, too. The oldest cookbook in Korea. The real story of Black anarchists. The history of Black college football. Remember punk rock? Probably not. I’m so bored with the Lost Colonists. The… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Dear Sirs. Fear of a Black planet. Many Tulsa massacres. Russia’s California colony. Come on and zoom-zoom. On Black Power in the Pacific. Reversing the psychiatric gaze. Can voting stop global warming? Crowd-sourcing a story of a people. “Bad dads” and the policing of… Read more →