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Looking Back At America's Changing Opinions On Unions

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

On May 14, 1882, unionized workers in New York City held a parade and picnic, and the seeds of the Labor Day holiday were planted. About 50 years late...

Lessons In Music And In Life From A Grandfather

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Paul was just the kind of grandfather a little girl wants. The goofy jokes, the songs sung to me, the big, strong paw of a hand gentle on my arm. When he and my grandmother retired to Florida, we would spend every vacation with them, and he would sit on the terrace for hours after dinner with a glass (or two, or more) of wine, looking out at the ocean.

History Repeats Itself and the World Remains Silent

Jonathan Biron | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Jonathan Biron

The battle against anti-Semitism is a human and moral one. It should unite all those who seek peace and equality in the world. The battle against anti-Semitism is about human rights and democracy.

Small College Captured Spirit of the Marshall Plan

William Lambers | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We know that the strength and spirit of the Greatest Generation is with us. We know it can be summoned again during these dark times.

Seeing the Humanity of "The Other"

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

We see and hear stories about the first days of school, school shopping, the buying of books, and the concern, hope, and joy, for those in preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college

Summering in Scandinavia: Heat Things Up in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Oyster | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Oyster

There is more to these Northern European countries than meets the eye -- and it's not all winter and chill.

My First Flight With the Wright Brothers Was Terrible

Oren Mendez | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Another awful thing about this whole flight was the food. I know you shouldn't expect too much from airline food, but this was abysmal. Wilbur's girlfriend at the time made some soup, which was not a good choice for an open air flight.

In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

Martha S. Jones | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices
Martha S. Jones

In the midst of the Civil War, who was a slave and who was free? When African Americans in Maryland asked this question 150 years ago, in August 1864, they engaged in a sophisticated analysis.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

Why Hate Is Historically Transformative

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Contrary to what you might think, it is hate, not love, that makes the world go around.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

100th Anniversary of WWI - DOX Front Line Exhibition (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
Olena Kagui

"In 1914 the Great War began... and has lasted ever since." This quote can be found at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague the capital of the 'heart of Europe.'

The History Of Donuts In America

Food52 | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste
Food52

Call them doughnuts, donut, sufganiyot, paczi, or all of the above.

Torch of Friendship

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Patrick Davies

Needless to say, we've put the events of August 1814 far behind us. So much so, in fact, that when the British prime minister, David Cameron, visited the White House two years ago, he and President Obama, fresh from watching a March Madness basketball game together, traded wisecracks about the burning.

Topping Off Carnegie Hall & Steinway Hall With an Opera at the Fringe

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

The New York International Fringe Festival this summer includes a new opera by Matthew Zachary Johnson: The Boston Tea Party Opera. This show marks a new direction in his work. Johnson is the composer of a body of often-performed classical saxophone works.

Letter From a Nonagenarian

David Harris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
David Harris

When my mother turned 80, she spoke out for the first time in "Letter from an Octogenarian." At the time, she wrote: "I never thought I would live ...

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

Recording History: The 1947 Partition Archive

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

The 1947 Partition Archive gathers crowd-sourced oral history recordings through an online platform. The younger generation is being empowered to harness widely available communications technology to interview their elders.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the r...

24 Hours in Athens, Greece

Leora Novick | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

"You really don't need more than a day in Athens." Everyone says it. Whether it is true or not, Athens is the red headed stepchild of the Greek Islands.

Valentinus -- The Gospel of Insight

Richard Koch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

If I had to live in the past -- and because of modern medicine and dentistry I prefer living in the present -- I would choose to live in Rome in the s...

Stop Looking Up My Skirt, You Creep! A Brief History of Peeping Toms

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The latest catchy, scary term to sweep through the Internet is "upskirting," the icky act of sneaking a peek by looking up women's skirts. In the last...

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

Annie Polland | Posted 08.07.2014 | New York
Annie Polland

What form would it take to reflect 2014? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? Actually, more likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

The Panama Canal - Part 1 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt It will soon be 100 years since the opening of the Panama Canal, a feat of ...