This might be the greatest commercial of all time, a young lady informs her mom that it's "Dress Like a President Day" — and even better/worse, she's been assigned Martin Van Buren, who is basically covered in hair. It would be absolutely impossible for him to couldn't possibly look less like a small child but with with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, she's transformed from adorable tyke to the adorable eighth POTUS.
July 24, 1862: Martin Van Buren died. He was the eighth president, serving between 1837-41. Known as "Blue Whiskey Van," for his heavy drinking, Van Buren had slipped into a coma three days before. Van Buren helped organize what tod... Read Post
Linton Weeks reflects on the scrappy history of Thanksgiving, which “in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween”: People — young and old — got all dressed up and staged costumed crawls through the ... Read Post