ARTICLE: “Anatomy of the Great Banana-Smoking Hoax of 1967”

Conflicting accounts still circulate as to how the Banana-Peel Smoking Hoax of 1967 got started and who reported it first. continue reading

“When a Dissertation Makes a Difference'”

Profile of Professor Devah Pager and her prisoner studies. continue reading

ARTICLE – NY TIMES: “When Applause Isn’t Welcome”

Meet the classical music-goers as “applaudience.” continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Among the Fresh A Dweeb Is at a Loss”

Teenage slang in 1989. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “New Frontiers: Divorced but Friends”

Divorced but still together–sort of. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Funds on the Defensive”

Mutual funds in the aftermath of the crash of 1987. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Letting the Services Come to You — At Home”

What personal services can a person order up at home? continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Raising a Million for ‘Les Mis’ ”

How a psychologist and a professor got a major insurance company to raise more than a million dollars for the Broadway production of “Les Mis.” continue reading

ARTICLE: NY TIMES: “Feeling Poor on $600,000 a Year”

The young New York investment bankers with staggering $600,000-a-year incomes are not rich and may never be. continue reading