Historista

Examining the surprising, cool, and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life
Fifty Shades of P&P
Last week, I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m going to let you take a moment to process that. Okay. So. There is certainly much to say about the sadomasochistic elements of the film. Jim Downs does a nice job situating these acts (particularly whipping) in entertainment culture and the context of...
FCH--credit ART
A few weeks ago, I went with Kevin and Michaela Levin to see Suzan-Lori Parks’ new play, Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The play is part of a longer cycle (there will ultimately be nine parts) but this segment focuses...