iOS app Android app

History.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Five Special Spots to Sleep in an Italian Vineyard

Eleanor Shannon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Eleanor Shannon

Finding a resort in an Italian vineyard is as easy as going on TripAdvisor. But finding a vineyard stay that gives you full immersion in culture, history, tradition and organic, artisan wine is something else.

The Madeira Film Festival: Cinema Paraíso

Ari Ratner | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Ari Ratner

The international film scene is dotted with a series of spectacular events -- from the glitz of Cannes to the slopes of Sundance to Toronto and Tribeca -- to more intimate festivals everywhere from Sarajevo to Missoula, Montana.

Shocking History of Mother's Day

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

It might fill up your mind with images of hand-drawn cards from kids, cut-out crafts from school, card aisles lined with pink, and families celebrating the moms in their lives over flowered table tops full of food.

"Tell Me About the South ... at Seventy-Five Miles an Hour"

Ross Baird | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Ross Baird

I grew up in the South -- was born and raised in Atlanta -- and, to paraphrase William Faulkner, in the South, the past isn't dead -- it's not even past. This week, though, I'll be on a bus tour of the South that is bridging past and future.

Mother's Day Reads: Eight Great Mother Characters in Literature

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.06.2015 | Books
Allison Pataki

In honor of those real-life female figures in your own lives, why don't you consider picking up a book featuring a rich and inspiring mother figure?

Baltimore and America's Civil Rights Story

Carolyn Dupont | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Carolyn Dupont

How does civil rights history help us think about Baltimore? Above all, it should frame recent events in the city in an unfolding, ongoing and still incomplete narrative of struggle.

What Should You Look For In A Vintage Car?

Quora | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Quora

DO NOT buy a vintage car assuming it will be a easy to buy, easy to keep in good repair, and many other things.

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited -- and Often Mistaken -- Understanding of Native American History

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

The controversy surrounding the Washington football team name is in some ways a bellwether. Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity.

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

The Civil War's Forgotten Battlefield

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Mark Yzaguirre

In many ways, the Battle of Palmito Ranch was a minor battle over the much larger issues that would define the political terms in North America in the middle of the 19th Century.

Why Does the Engagement Ring Have More Bling Than the Wedding Ring?

Quora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Quora

Before the 20th century, only the wealthiest of the wealthy could afford diamond rings. One of the first recorded examples of a diamond ring was in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to Mary of Burgundy. After that point, diamond engagement rings became a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and accordingly, limited to the furthest arches of the upper class.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pastrami

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.01.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Pastrami is less a single dish than a process.

Bismarck at 200: A Blueprint for Europe?

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Patrick Daniel

"Study history, study history," espoused Sir Winston Churchill. "In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." At the 200th anniversary of Iron Chancellor and Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the hidden lessons from this remarkable statesman remain ever vital for the future of Europe.

Fair Reading About the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 06.28.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

This year marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (or PPIE), the 1915 world's fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and trumpeted San Francisco's recovery from the ruinous earthquake and fire of 1906.

Who Will Tell Our Stories?

Aaron Elster | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Aaron Elster

Every man, woman and child has a story. For some it is found in the most unlikely of places, during one of the most horrific of times, where actions of a few meant life versus death. Mine is a story of survival: my own and my family's.

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

Quora | Posted 06.27.2015 | Weird News
Quora

While there is no doubt that Leonardo (he is not referred to as "Da Vinci" despite what a certain stupid novel may say) was a remarkable artist, he is often credited with influence and significance in other fields that he simply did not have.

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there.

Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

I spoke with Pierpaolo Barbieri about his re-framing of the relationship between two of the world's most despised men, the intrinsic danger of absolute power, and historical memory's very long shadow.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

The 'Cultural Genocide' Of The Armenian People Isn't Over Yet, Descendants Argue

Religion News Service | Tania Karas | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

YUKARI BAKRACLI, Turkey (RNS) This tiny Kurdish village outside the city of Van in Turkey’s southeast is home to the ruins of a once-famous 11th-cen...

Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.

Did the People of Middles Ages Era England Really Toss Their Feces Out of the Window ?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The idea that people routinely emptied chamberpots out windows into the street is one of the images of the past that has been taught to generations of school children. It's usually said to have been done in the Middle Ages and it's an image that has stuck with many people, particularly because we find it so disgusting. Unfortunately, like many popular ideas about the Middle Ages, it's largely nonsense.

Former Massachusetts Home That Predates American Revolution Goes on Sale in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Alaska Dispatch News

What is surely the oldest habitable house in Alaska, a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame structure on Campbell Lake, built around 1680, is for sale. To be clear, it hasn't always been in Alaska. For its first 300 years it stood on farmland near Plymouth, Massachusetts.

GableStage Approved to Run Coconut Grove Playhouse

Tom Falco | Posted 06.21.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Miami Herald is reporting that Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved the Coconut Grove Playhouse plan to have GableStage run a 300 seat theater. Many are unhappy with the decision.