About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. He is a specialist in American History, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

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The Vast Wasteland

Television programming had never been worse. The quality of TV shows had been declining for years, but now it had reached an intolerable level. The... More

May 25, 1912 — The Foreign
May 25, 1912 — The Foreign

Continued from “The Familiar.” At the same time, there’s a foreign ‘sense’ in the articles and illustrations a century ago. It was an America where... More

Jonathan Frid
Jonathan Frid 1924 – 2012

“Can Barnabas Collins, a 172-year-old vampire with a guilt complex, find love and happiness in a typical New England town?"... More

Dorothy Gibson in "Saved from the Titanic," 1912.
The Cover Girl on the Titanic

It was a life that included a successful film career, a highly publicized scandal, an arrest and imprisonment in a fascist prison, and an... More

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