Did Lupe Velez Shoot Gary Cooper?

The famous story revolves goes something like this. Lupe Velez found out her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Gary Cooper, was leaving for Europe to tour the U.S. for five weeks. Gary actively avoided seeing Lupe before his trip due to fears she would cause a scene. Lupe found out the date and time of Gary’s departure…

Is Gone with the Wind Racist?

Before I go into my opinions on this, we need to contextualize both the era Gone with the Wind was made about and the era it was made in. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind covers a broad span of time, and one could write an entire book on what happened in each year to…

History of Jim Crow

The world is a bit mad right now, and I have taken some time off, but I’m back!¬†For those who don’t know, I actually have dedicated a good portion of my academic career to race relations in the United States between 1830-1930. The following is my completed capstone for those who wish to know more…

Style Guide: Bardot

Our new Saturday feature is style icons, complete with three looks that you can easily replicate. First up, none other than the ultimate French style icon–Brigitte Bardot. Bardot’s style is simply effortlessly chic. Why is it so timeless? She mixed and matched classic pieces that are still in-style today. Trust me when I say it’s…