Member of the Week: Nicolas Kenny

Nicolas Kenny Department of History Simon Fraser University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? Right now, I’m working on a social and cultural history of railways in Montreal with my colleague Magda Fahrni (Université du Québec à Montréal). Railways are often examined in terms of nation building and economic transformation, but […]

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Baltimore’s Shifting Cultural Terrain–A Review of Come and Be Shocked

Rizzo, Mary. Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore beyond John Waters and the Wire. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Reviewed by Daniel Cumming It was the “Prince of Puke”—also known as director John Waters—who pitched the idea to Baltimore’s Chamber of Commerce in the early 2000s. With aplomb only befitting such royalty, Waters urged civic […]

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