SOURCE: Richard Norton
Although it is not a documentary film, much of its history about lesbianism in the court of Queen Anne is fairly accurate – or at least accurately reflects contemporary views about Queen Anne.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
“Yes, we are sick—we are sick of your manipulation and exploitation of us,” gay activist Frank Kameny declared in 1971.
The PBS documentary series provides modern-day resonance -- a guide to tyrants of the past, conveying lessons on how those tactics can be employed in the present.
SOURCE: The Stanford Daily
Stanford researchers: It may not have been an external event (like climate change) that triggered the revolution in technology 50,000 years ago
It may have been culture and migration.
SOURCE: The Antiquities Coalition
It shows, sadly, the clear march of destruction by Daesh and its sympathizers.
by Greg Barnhisel
Using culture to define us is one of the lessons of the Cold War we need to relearn.
by Leonard Steinhorn
When white men parade their firearms in public, it's not to deter crime, but to summon our deference.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Robert Zaretsky
The "Académie Française of the dead" is still an old-boys club.
by Bruce Chadwick
Credit: Wiki Commons.Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two brilliant Chicago college students, have lived in infamy as the brutal slayers of 14 year old Bobby Franks in 1924, a student whom they kidnapped and murdered just to prove that they could commit the perfect crime.The pair planned the murder for seven months. They were certain they could get away with it because they believed they were “supermen” and were smarter than everyone else. They abducted Franks after school. He was beaten to death and dumped in a culvert near a Chicago area lake. Then the kidnappers sent a letter to his millionaire father demanding ransom. They did not know that the body had already been found; no ransom was paid.
SOURCE: BBC News
Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films will join artefacts such as the Domesday Book in representing the cultural heritage of the UK.Hitchcock's films - the British director's earliest works - premiered at the British Film Institute last summer following extensive restoration.They have now been added to the Unesco UK Memory of the World Register.The register "reflects the richness of UK culture and history, from medieval manuscripts to ground-breaking cinema"....
SOURCE: The Scotsman (UK)
A RENOWNED food historian has claimed haggis is an English dish, whose Scottish origins are as “made up” as tartan.Peter Brears, 68, said that many traditional tartans were “invented”, claiming that haggis and tartan were both appropriated by Scots in order to revitalise the country’s national identity.“Haggis is a really good English dish,” said Brears, the author of Traditional Food In Northumbria.“The earliest recipes are from 1390 from a book called The Forme of Cury, which means ‘the art of cooking’....
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