Ancient Women Led Armies, Protested, and Even Married for Love

From the Yucatán to China, Women Were Challenging Gender Roles Two Millennia Before Contemporary Feminism

Today’s human often thinks of progress as linear, and that as we move forward in time, our thinking and our societies also follow a forward progression. But a panel of scholars of antiquity at a Zócalo/Getty Villa event discussed how looking at the past provides a more complicated picture of the path of progress—particularly when it comes to the rights of women.

The event, titled “What Can the Ancient World Teach Us About Feminism?” and held before a full house at the Getty Villa, explored lessons that can be learned from …

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Why Hawaiian Pidgin English Is Thriving Today

Continuously Evolving, the Language Gives Its Diverse Speakers a Common History and Shared Values

The origins of the Hawaiian pidgin language reflect the history and diversity of the islands. First used in the mid-19th century by the sugarcane laborers who spoke Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, …

Why California Will Matter More in the 2020 Election

With an Earlier Primary Date, the Golden State May Sway National Debates and Even the Presidential Contest

The California presidential primary traditionally has taken place in June, often well after the presidential candidates for all parties have been decided. But next year, California will join 12 other …

Is New Mexico an ‘Incomplete Project’ of the United States?

Brought Into the Union Through Conquest, the State’s Untidy Identity and History of Autonomy Persist

New Mexico has an uneasy and complicated history. After joining the United States by conquest—through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848—its residents didn’t automatically …

We Know Another Recession Is Coming. And We’re Still Not Ready.

Economists Say America’s Next Economic Downturn Won’t Be as Bad as the Great Recession. But It Will Be Worse Than It Has to Be.

Panelists at a Zócalo/UCLA Anderson School of Management event gathered in downtown Los Angeles to investigate the question: Is America ready for the next recession?

The decisive answer: No.

The …