Tag: 1900s

“Jean Arthur, The Nonconformist”

At Criterion, Kim Morgan writes about Jean Arthur. “Arthur plays drunk to perfection [in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington]. The entire scene is brilliantly executed, performed with flawless comic timing, by both actors. She’s got to be comical while not being so ridiculous that the moment is simply […]

“How Infections Defined the American Bathroom”

At Citylab, Elizabeth Yuko writes about how epidemics influenced the design of American bathrooms–and American homes. “This isn’t a linear narrative with clear causation, but rather a convergence of advancements in science, infrastructure, plumbing, sanitation and design trends. The modern bathroom developed alongside outbreaks of tuberculosis, cholera and […]