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Just Curious: A Short Interview with Museum Hack's Nick Gray

Danny Groner | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Danny Groner

Museums can be tough to navigate. Even with a docent, depending on who it is, a few hours might seem endless. So back in 2013, Nick Gray had an idea t...

Night Thoughts On A Trump World From A Grandson Of Immigrants

Sherman Yellen | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

What's in a name? Being neither Capulet or Montague I responded to's offer of a free peek into mine. They came up with this: "English: probably a variant of Yelland or Yellin. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hjellen, from the definite singular form of Old Norse hjallr 'terrace', 'ledge' (see Hjelle). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Jelen."

Lessons Unlearned

L.E. Kalikow | Posted 07.25.2016 | Education
L.E. Kalikow

Monthly News Headlines: "After murdering his wife and mother in their homes, a former alter-boy and Eagle Scout perched atop a 27-story tower at the U...

Frauds, Fakers And Presidents

Alan Singer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Alan Singer

Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a threat to democracy and described him as the most dangerous candidate for president ever. But I find the way people are chanting their support of his candidacy at the Republican National Convention even more frightening than "The Donald."

Actually The History of the Swastika Really Does Matter. Here's Why...

Ajay Chaturvedi | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Ajay Chaturvedi

Ajay Chaturvedi is the founder of HarVa, the first BPO set up in rural India which employs only women and author of the widely acclaimed, Lost Wisdom ...

The Next Big Shock Is Coming

Chris Kutarna | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Kutarna

We can look at the surprising ways in which Renaissance Europe transformed under stresses analogous to our own and stretch our own thinking about how events might unfold for us, too.

Donald Trump Is Not Ronald Reagan

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics


Soledad O'Brien Helped Me Understand The History Of Race In America

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Barnett

Race is socially constructed, but because people have believed things for so long they are unaware of that. In this video, Soledad O'Brien shares stories of growing up biracial. She helps to elaborate on what actually happened in American history.

Mapping the Great Migration: Black Americans' Exodus To The North

Max Galka | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Max Galka

In 1910, 83% of African Americans lived in the South, about the same percentage that had lived there since at least as far back as 1790. In the 60 ye...

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

Going Deep into Salzburg's Past

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

St. Sebastian Cemetery is a quiet oasis in Salzburg. Follow me for a little walk and enjoy a rare opportunity to drill deep into the mausoleum of a pr...

The Greeks Are Us

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.13.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I kept reading, investigating, and writing about the Greek past. I was so enthralled by the achievements of ancient Greeks that I hoped my new home, America, would learn from and imitate the Greeks. Of course, my hopes were exaggerated.

History The Great Teacher... Reflections on Last Week's Tragedy

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

CLIFTON L. TAULBERT ...but as a people, we have been tardy. We have been absent! We have not gone to class as we should. It is in the classroom as...

Mightier Than The Sword: Ida B. Wells And The Power Of Writing As Advocacy

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

As we reflect on the leadership legacy of Ida B. Wells, how will you use writing as advocacy as a tool to advance liberty and justice for all?

The Poem "The World Be Always Bleeding"

Peter Reynosa | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, Opisthotonus (Tetanus), oil on canvas, 1809, by Charles Bell. This is a poem I penned in 2012. It first appea...

Introducing HI-Speak, An Elevated Term To Replace 'PC'

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

Isn't it time honest Americans took the honesty-brand back from its knock-off peddlers and thieves? Isn't it time we dispensed of the backward notion that a historically-informed conversation is somehow a gratuitous tangent generated by a victim complex for political gain?

Meet The Badass 16-Year-Old Boricua Repping The U.S. In The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices

Laurie Hernandez is already making history on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and she hasn’t even arrived to Rio de Janeiro, yet. The Puerto Ric...

Syrian Antique Seller Preserves Treasures Amid The Ruins Of War

Syria Deeply | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.09.2016 | World

As part of our effort to highlight civilian stories, Syria Deeply spoke to Abu Abdo, an antique shop owner in Eastern Ghouta, one of the heaviest-hit ...

America, We're Better Than This

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

So if you care about racial justice, if you care about economic justice, if you care about social justice, if you care about environmental justice, if you care about health justice, if you care about America, you have to care about Black Lives Matter.

Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter To You

Percell Dugger | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Percell Dugger

When you say "All Lives Matter", especially to a black person, you're essentially saying the history and narrative of black people in this country, does not matter to you. You're saying that our feelings, with regards to the mistreatment and injustices against black people don't matter.

Journalism and Content Marketing Need Each Other

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Cameron Conaway

Truth is, just as in 1899, journalism and content marketing need each other. As investigative journalists tell some of the most important stories of our time, the publication they work for is often cash-strapped, underpaying those journalists, and too busy or blind to break free from its antiquated ways of distribution--maybe sending truly brilliant content out a few times via their social media channels and calling it "a strategy."

In Free State of Jones, Another White Hollywood Super-Hero Movie

Alan Singer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
Alan Singer

The latest entry in the category "Movies You Should Not Show in History Classes" is Free State of Jones.

The Prostitute and the Pope in Germany's Lake Constance History

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

She is thirty feet high and weighs 36 thousand pounds and every inch of her voluptuous and barely-concealed anatomy is alluring - except perhaps for the two naked and wizened old men who sit in the palms of each of her upraised hands, one a pope the other an emperor.

The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Historic University of Al-Qarawiyyin Library Is Restored and Revitalized: @schneidercp— MOST Re...

In Search of Eden -- Discovering Bordeaux Guided by a Brilliant Winemaker

Patrick Beretta | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Patrick Beretta

I asked about fishing, then about living in their enchanting region of Bordeaux in southwest France. They described lives barely touched by time. Lives that follow the slow seasonal rhythm of the vineyards with the same ancestral predictability as the river current is regulated by the tides of the distant Atlantic Ocean.