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Entries by Kate Kelly from 12/2010

Political Cartoons -- Surprisingly Timeless

| Posted 12.07.2010 | Arts

A new exhibit of political cartoons drawn over a thirty-year period by illustrator Denys Wortman (1887-1958) has recently opened at the Museum of the City of New York.

When Campuses Were Alive With Activism: Remembering Kent State

| Posted 12.14.2010 | Politics

Today I was at work on a blog about political cartoonist Thomas Nast when my 21-year-old daughter sent me a link to a story she wrote after interviewi...

The Political Cartoonist Who Introduced Santa

| Posted 12.15.2010 | Media

The story goes that in 1863 Thomas Nast's wife read him Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas."

Before There Were Apps to Lure Buyers

| Posted 12.21.2010 | Business

At holiday time, a special treat for the family often involved a trip downtown (or to the nearest big city) to see the store windows, talk to Santa, a...

Of Interest to Government, Commerce, and the Public: The Weather Service

| Posted 12.28.2010 | Travel

Before the telegraph, there was no good method for communicating information about the weather in a timely fashion.

The Times Square Ball Drop and the Story Behind It

| Posted 12.31.2010 | New York

The first New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square occurred in 1904, just after the New York Times had relocated to a new building in what had been known as Longacre Square.