As a writer of polemical essays on the Negro question James Baldwin has no equals. He probably has, in fact, no real competitors. The literary role he has taken on so deliberately and played with so agile an intelligence is one that no white writer could possibly imitate and that few Negroes, I imagine, would […]
Centuries of forced relocation, disease, and genocide have hidden the true history of the tribal nations — until now.
These lovely snapshots prove that cats are always best friends of girls.
Look up the word pink in the dictionary, and you’ll probably find a lot more definitions than you might have expected. But of all the word’s meanings, the oldest on record is one that appears in only the most comprehensive dictionaries: Pink used to be yellow.
The evolution of poetry education The American poet William Stafford was often asked by friends, readers, students and colleagues: When did you become a poet? The response he regularly offered was: “The question isn’t when I became a poet; the question is when other people stopped.” Stafford was articulating what many poets believe: that the roots of poetry (rhythm, form, sound) go far back – both personally and culturally – “to the crib” and “to the fire in front of the cave.” No surprise, then, that ch
Michael McCoy is an Iraq war veteran
The Inca Empire was prosperous from the mid-1430s to 1572 when Spain’s Francisco Pizarro conquered them. This civilization spread from most of Peru, Chile,
“The rate of CO2 growth over the last decade is 100 to 200 times faster than what the Earth experienced during the transition from the last Ice Age.” — Pieter Tans, Earth System Research Laboratory
In 1954, Krystal Company presented a breezy educational film detailing how staff at its Krystal restaurants should behave and dress.
The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly bit of brainstuff at the back of the skull, is sort of the ugly stepsister of the brain. While the cerebrum gets the glory, because it’s the bit we think with, the homely cerebellum toils away unappreciated for its role in motor coordination. But all that is about to change. Scientists from Stanford have stumbled onto a new and different role for the cerebellum — and they found it while they were looking for something else entirely.
All of the Elders I know tell me Native People have been giving thanks for as long as people have existed.
At 85, the inventor of rock ‘n’ roll is still making music. Great music. Only now it’s just for him.
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A group of vigilantes has stepped in to restore forgotten historical sites in Naples’ Vergini neighbourhood.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.- Postman
When stars needed something to be swept under the rug, they summoned these guys.
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Ask people to name the world’s oldest printed book and the common reply is Gutenberg’s Bible. Few venture that the answer is a revered Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, printed in 868 A.D. Or that by the time Gutenberg got ink on his fingers nearly 600 years later — and his revolutionary technology helped …
Rehabilitation client with his tobacco crop. Oxford, North CarolinaPhotographerArthur RothsteinCreatedOctober 1936
When President Donald Trump was on the campaign trail, one of his main talking points was the middle class, and, in his words, its destruction.”The middle class are getting absolutely destroyed,” he said in August 2015, soon after he kicked of his presidential run. “This country won’t have a middle class soon.”That appeal to middle Americans, pundits said, was part of the reason for Trump’s victory. And although the word “destroyed” is too harsh to be entirely accurate, it’s true that the American middle class has been shrinking. From 2000 to 2014, adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 out of 229 U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a Pew Research Center report released last year.
Sati is an obsolete Hindu funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s pyre or commits suicide in another fashion shortly after her husband’s death.
1. Did you hear about the Colossal 3,000-Year-Old Statue just Discovered Under a Cairo Slum?Archaeologists in Cairo believe they have uncovered parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. Experts are already calling it “one of the most important discov