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Exploring Seattle's Historic Merchant's Cafe

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Few historic bars in the United States have the pedigree of Seattle, Washington's oldest bar, Merchant's Café. While a lot of bars in the U.S. may be...

The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 02.05.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

The Ultimate Guide to Mexico City: The Hot Destination for 2016

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The ultimate in Mexican entertainment, Lucha Libre puts WWE to shame. Matches take place at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City on Tuesday and Friday nights. The matches included a lot of hair-pulling, women in bikinis, screaming, and vows of vengeance. Basically, a bar brawl in Kentucky.

Letters to the Editor, From the Daughter of a Slave

TueNight | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
TueNight

Recovery. That's my battle cry. That's my great-grandmother realigned in me, warring against sins -- the untold story, the ancestor lost to time -- that break my heart.

Photographer Documents The Haunting Journey To Auschwitz

HuffPost Italy | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

On Wednesday, the United Nations marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which the world honors the millions of victims who were murdered b...

The Black Women Who Helped Build Canada

The Establishment | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

The lives of women who came to Canada under the West Indian Domestic Scheme provide an intersectional history of race, class, culture, feminism and politics -- a history that generally stays hidden in this country.

Photographer Brings Beijing's Lost History Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

Fascinated by Beijing's history, photographer Simon Song set out on a mission last year to teach his fellow citizens a history lesson.. albeit an aes...

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifica...

Detroit's Public School Educators Lead Protests With Moral Authority On Their Side

Eli Day | Posted 01.25.2016 | Detroit
Eli Day

Issue framing ranks among the more powerful weapons of political theatre. That weapon--of how to present an issue in a way that's most advantageous fo...

Minsky Stripper Turns 100 (the Last Living Star of Burlesque)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On January 23, 1916, Betty Jane Rowland was born in Columbus, Ohio. On the day of her 100th birthday I spent the afternoon with the still flame-haired...

What's Your Name, Man?

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Ann Lewis Hamilton

When I was in high school, pre-Ancestry.com, my grandmother assembled a family tree. She wrote letters and made phone calls to relatives, searched...

Rare Images of Art From Inside Iraq's Oldest Monastery -- Now Gone

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Paula Froelich

Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.

Travel Style From the Decade You Were Born (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Packing for a vacation is one thing, but planning what to wear while in transit requires an entirely separate bag of tricks. Throughout the ...

Gay Marriage and Anglican Anxiety: The Backstory

Catherine M Wallace | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Catherine M Wallace

In this situation as in so many others, gay people are serving as poster children -- if not scapegoats -- for other anxieties. In this case it's the status of biblical scholarship and cultural criticism.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 1)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

In The Hour Late A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hou...

You Will Give A Damn About This History Of Swearing In Film

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

Sometimes Hollywood just has to have its mouth washed out with soap. Movie Munchies' "Brief History of Swearing in Movies" gets down to the ob...

George Washington's Birthday Cake

Alan Singer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

By the time George Washington died in 1799, the enslaved population on his Mount Vernon planation included 318 people, 123 who were "owned" by Washington himself and the rest who were part of the estate of his wife's children from a previous marriage. Instead of freeing the people he claimed to own in his will, Washington transferred ownership to his wife. Some of these people were freed in 1801.

Pasties and Merkins -- a History

Christine Stoddard | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style
Christine Stoddard

Imagine -- merkins and pasties working in harmony both in the distant past and not-so-far future. It's a beautiful but strange planet we inhabit.

Forensic Facts From the Fatal Franklin Expedition

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

The 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage was one of the biggest disasters in exploration history.

Remembering Miami Snow; and the Newspapers

Tom Falco | Posted 01.19.2016 | Miami
Tom Falco

It snowed in Miami 39 years ago today. I remember it well, or maybe vaguely. I remember my father had a light blue Galaxy 500 car and I remember fro...

See It Through in 2016

JimDre Westbrook | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices
JimDre Westbrook

The year 2016 is off and running -- we're already halfway done with January and before you know it, we'll be wearing shorts and tank tops again. But before we have fun in the sun, I'd like to share with you my personal mantra for 2016: SEE IT THROUGH.

Eight Years Later, I Still Believe In Obama's America

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This is Obama's America, an America that rejects hate, rejects tribalism. It's an America where we identify as members of groups based on ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, ideology, etc., but where our common bonds as Americans come first.

True Americans

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

I studied the World War II program in the course of writing a novel about it. I learned how our great country lost its way, and about the psychological and political dynamics that make similar things happen over and over again.

Roosevelt: Paris and the Past

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

The attacks that struck Paris on Friday -- like the ones days earlier in Beirut and Baghdad -- were horrifying, tragic, and evil. But one thing they w...