Eighteenth Amendment

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Raines Law Room Gears up to Open a Second Outpost

    Before the 18th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the United States, other measures limited where alcohol could be consumed, including the Raines Law, which stipulated that boozing be confined to hotels. Nearly a century later, Raines Law Room, a prolific Che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Wide-Leg Jeans: A Survey for Short Girls

    Anlo, Alix Wide Leg Trouser Jean, 18th Amendment, Colbert High Waist Flare Jean, Oh God. We have, despite our generous portion of thigh meat, gotten accustomed to "skinny jeans," or as a friend calls them "tight, fat jeans." When they went from low to high-waisted, we inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    Will There Be Trans Fat Speakeasies?

    "After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States . . . is hereby prohibited." - Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, January 16, 191 ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    Alter Calls

    Constitutional Amendments: The Winners And Losers

  • NYC Life

    April 15, 2003

    Flaming Youth

    Flappers and Feminism at the Museum of the City of New York