Anne Helen Petersen
Anne Helen Petersen is a features writer at BuzzFeed. She received her PhD in media studies at the University of Texas and is the author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood 2014.

Written by Anne Helen Petersen

A wrangler holds a saddle horn during Montana Horses’ annual horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana, May 6, 2012. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters

What is a dude?

How the strange history of the ‘dude’ helps throw a light on why the West still feels like the real America

Anne Helen Petersen