Monthly Archives: March 2016

“A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man”: Problematic Public History in The Simpsons

Originally posted on Historically Speaking:
H.L. Gassmann No one is safe from The Simpsons. Not even public historians. In the episode “Lisa the Iconoclast” (originally aired February 18, 1996), consensus history, a new primary source, and an amateur public historian…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February Trivia Recap, and March Date!

February means one thing, and one thing only to us: Presidents Day! We salted The Classic Simpsons Trivia quiz with a slate of red, white, and blue questions about the Commander-in-Chief, and even dedicated our mid-trivia solo competition to one especially forgettable past … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Simpsons, Contemporary, live show, politics, trivia, Valentine's Day | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment