Reckless Breeding of the Unfit: Earnest Hooton, Eugenics and the Human Body of the Year 2000

In the early 1950s, many people speculated that the average American's body would look dramatically different by the early 21st century. Some thought that the average woman of the year 2000 might be over six feet tall, incredibly athletic and just as strong as the average man. Others believed that modern conveniences… »8/12/14 4:17pm8/12/14 4:17pm

Nobody Walks in L.A.: The Rise of Cars and the Monorails That Never Were

"Who needs a car in L.A.? We got the best public transportation system in the world!" says private detective Eddie Valiant in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Set in 1947, Eddie is a car-less Angeleno and the movie tells the tale of a an evil corporation buying up the city’s streetcars in its greedy quest to… »8/06/14 4:02pm8/06/14 4:02pm