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Christopher Columbus

Columbus Might Have Blown Steve Jobs Out of the Water

Lynda Bekore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

As we celebrate the 521st anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, let's remember him for who he really was--America's first entrepr...

'Christopher Columbus Was A Demon'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu hates Christopher Columbus, and for good reason. As an Indian-American, Hari laments Columbus is "the reason I have to tell pe...

DISCOVERED: Oldest Globe To Show 'New World'

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

The oldest known globe to represent the New World has been discovered, researchers say. Dated to the early 1500s, the globe was likely crafted in Fl...

This Is One Way To Honor Christopher Columbus...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Our favorite politically-conscious art collective has struck again. The Madrid-based art group known as Luzinterruptus targeted the former spo...

Change Our Story: Stories

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What we're really looking for is a new story -- a story to live in to. Not old stories to live out of. That takes some extraordinary imagination.

Happy Birthday to The New World.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

500 years ago, Juan Ponce de Léon did not discover Florida. Traces were found of Spanish slaves coming from the Bahamas, who had visited first, without ever staying for long.

Change Our Story: From East to West

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Many of the Chinese people I speak to seem to be deeply concerned that China will lose something extremely rare and valuable in the rush towards a very confounding version of growth and happiness. And it's not just the older people.

Response To WSJ Op-Ed Calling For Bible Education In Public Schools

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

India is the reason for the existence of what later became the United States of America. Certainly, this bit of history should be taught in every American school.

Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Take Action for Indigenous Peoples in the Wake of Columbus Day

Nina Wegner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Right now is the perfect time to think about those throughout history and across the world who, because of their regional, cultural, or ethnic ties, have been colonized, marginalized, displaced, or oppressed.

Overrated White People

Marc Lamont Hill | Posted 12.08.2012 | Black Voices
Marc Lamont Hill

To honor the true spirit of Columbus Day, I have created my own list of overrated white people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming.

Goodbye Columbus? Celebrating Old Christopher Falling Out of Favor

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

There needs to be a middle ground. While a lot of bad happened in the creation of the Americas, a lot of really good good has come of it.

WATCH: 'Discovering Columbus' Artist Talks Inspiration; Bloomberg Snipes At Reporter

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

Following the official unveiling of "Discovering Columbus" in New York City on Wednesday, MyBlockNYC provides an inside look at the inspiration behind...

LOOK: Artist Creates Contemporary Living Room Encircling Columbus Statue

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

With the unveiling of artist Tatzu Nishi's latest installation on Wednesday, New York City's iconic Christopher Columbus statue could be seen in consi...

Italian-Americans Angered By Columbus Statue Art Project

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A Japanese artist is inviting the public to have an intimate view of Christopher Columbus high above a hectic intersection in midtown Manh...

IMAGE: A Living Room For Christopher Columbus

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

In 1892, a statue of Christopher Columbus was erected near the southwest corner of Central Park, marking the 400th anniversary of his journey to Ameri...

Columbus Thriller Uncovers Explorer's Secret Jewish Life

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 07.31.2012 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

The many readers who eagerly followed the adventures of Cotton Malone, Berry's beloved action hero, are in for a treat. The Columbus Affair, Steve Berry's first stand-alone thriller since 2005, is an arresting tour de force.

Where Is Cotton Malone When You Need Him?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Memo to Steve Berry: bring back Cotton Malone and tone down the history lessons. We need more adventure and less information.

Columbus' Jewish Roots Examined

Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Over five centuries after the famed explorer's death, historians are taking a fresh look at what motivated Christopher Columbus to make his voyage acr...

Was Columbus a Secret Jew?

Charles Garcia | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Everybody knows the story of Columbus, right? He was an Italian explorer from Genoa who set sail in 1492 to enrich the Spanish monarchs with gold and spices from the orient. Not quite.

Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.08.2012 | Science

When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent resear...

St. Ursula And The Virgins Of The Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Bob Schulman

Christopher Columbus was cruising around the eastern Caribbean in 1493 when he spotted a bunch of islands so pristine he named the lovely dots in the blue-green waters "Las Virgenes."

Andrew Burmon

VIDEO: Columbus As Explorer And World-Class Jerk | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel

Christopher Columbus's life is proof that the process of discovery doesn't begin or end with landfall. Columbus didn't go looking for a new world and,...

Was Christopher Columbus On A Religious Crusade?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service (RNS) Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian cr...

Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!

Alison Owings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Alison Owings

If there is a single individual in history more disliked by Native Americans than George Armstrong Custer and Andrew Jackson, it is Christopher Columbus.