Articles by Michael Landis

The character of Ursula, a sea witch who gives Ariel her legs, is based on the drag performer Divine.

'The Little Mermaid' Was Way More Subversive Than You Realized

The 1989 Disney movie musical may have saved the Disney corporation, but it also sent important messages about identity to its young audiences

A suggestion to change our vocabulary when we talk about American History

A Proposal to Change the Words We Use When Talking About the Civil War

Historian Michael Landis writes that vocabulary like “compromise” or “Union” shape how we view our past

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