Colorized Albert Einstein at his home 1921
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
The Omaha Race Riot occurred in Omaha, Nebraska, on September 28–29, 1919. The race riot resulted in the brutal lynching of Will Brown, a black worker; the death of two white men; the attempted hanging of Mayor Edward Parsons Smith; and a public rampage by thousands of whites who set fire to the Douglas County Courthouse in downtown Omaha. It followed more than 20 race riots that occurred in major industrial cities of the United States during the Red Summer of 1919.
This incredible collection of moments represents the joy, innocence, despair, curiosity, and undying perseverance within all of us. No matter where we’re from, these are the emotions that unite us – it’s what makes us human.
17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams – Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here’s what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.
First blacks to enter swimming pool at all white motel, June 18, 1964, St. Augustine FL. Two rabbis had checked and the news media was notified that a “swim in” would occur at the pool. Two rabbis and five blacks are in the pool as a police officer tries to club one of the rabbis.
The numerous pools in today’ s blog are at natural rock pools, Pamukkale, Turkey.
The Utah Data Center located in Bluffdale, Utah (Credit: Swilsonmc/Wikimedia Commons)
In what amounts to a pissing match on a national scale, a Utah state legislative committee will vote on a bill that could deprive a National Security Agency facility just outside Salt Lake City of its water, all in protest of the government agency’s collection of civilian data. Specifically, the bill prohibits municipalities from giving “material support or assistance in any form to any federal data collection and surveillance agency.”
Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best-studied form of psychotherapy. But researchers are still struggling to understand why it works.
Lab tests have suggested that a papyrus scrap mentioning Jesus’s wife is authentic. Why do most scholars believe it’s fake?
Wood Jeweler: 1900…From circa 1900 in Parts Unknown… via.
Today’s picture shows a snowy day on Broadway. The picture was taken in 1905. It looks like the cleared the streets by just piling snow off to the side. I bet it was a big job before the days of snow plows.
Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th, 1911 Chim, Dawid Szymin, would have turned 114th, today. Known for his sympathetic and compassionate portraits of children and many outstanding photographic photo-essays, Chim build up a thriving career in photography and traveled extensively. In 1947 he co-founded Magnum Photos with his friends and fellow photographers Robert Capa, Henri-Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and William Vandivert. After Capa’s death in 1954, Chim became the new president of Magnum Photos. A position he fulfilled until his death on November 10, 1956 when an Egyptian machine-gunner killed him in the Suez.
Manitas de Plata (born Ricardo Baliardo), gypsy guitarist, died on November 5th, aged 93
Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out.
>By Gene Weingarten
HE EMERGED FROM THE METRO AT THE L’ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. By most measures, he was nondescript: a youngish white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he shrewdly threw in a few dollars and pocket change as seed money, swiveled it to face pedestrian traffic, and began to play.
It was 7:51 a.m. on Friday, January 12, the middle of the morning rush hour. In the next 43 minutes, as the violinist performed six classical pieces, 1,097 people passed by. Almost all of them were on the way to work, which meant, for almost all of them, a government job. L’Enfant Plaza is at the nucleus of federal Washington, and these were mostly mid-level bureaucrats with those indeterminate, oddly fungible titles: policy analyst, project manager, budget officer, specialist, facilitator, consultant.