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Investigator Uncovers Photos of Legendary "Faceless Ghost" That Haunts Abandoned Tunnel

Roadtrippers | Posted 11.28.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

While the fear-fueled story of the Green Man is certainly the best kind of urban legend, filled with gruesome deaths, supernatural powers and a terrifying curse tailor-made to frighten teenagers, Ken Summers recently uncovered the true story of the Green Man, and it's a lot more sad than scary.

The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

The world of short blogs and 140 characters is symbolic of the all too prevalent overly simplified analyses, and sensational headlines that might generation "likes" and "retweets," but do not bring us to a better understanding of people, communities or our history.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Gutsy Move

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Congress wouldn't pass a bill, the president had to act on immigration and deportation policy, to keep families intact -- a measure that affected 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States.

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

Politics Shouldn't Stand in the Way of Accurate and Inclusive Social Studies

Murali Balaji | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

With ideological groups turning up the heat on elected officials to change social studies curriculum, particularly in American and world history, social studies specialists are often the last line of defense in preserving a neutral and balanced approach to content.

Historic Cemeteries, as Seen on Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This might seem a little odd, but old and historic cemeteries are actually one of my favorite places to visit.

The History Behind The Myth Of 'Blood Libel'

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

The ‘Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which Kimberly Winston and other RNS staff give you eve...

Maryland's Emancipation and the Homecoming of Frederick Douglass

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Paul Kendrick

Frederick Douglass had escaped slavery 26 years before, but when Maryland ended slavery, it took him only 16 days to return to Baltimore.

Blackness In Brazil: A Hidden History of Prejudice

João Paulo Porto | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices
João Paulo Porto

I have a Black patient from a poor family, 8 years old, who is absurdly intelligent. His mother, equally intelligent, created, of her own accord, a fa...

In Jerusalem, Recent Violence Is Measured by a Long History

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
The GroundTruth Project

The "war to end all wars," as the Great War was called, has instead become a war that has never ended. No single city held more emotional and sacred power in the First World War than Jerusalem, a power that still resonates and still stirs conflict.

Historical Moustaches for Movember!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Minnesota Historical Society

It is the halfway point of November and as you are out at the grocery store, perhaps doing a little early Thanksgiving shopping or just running errands, you become aware of the presence of many more moustaches than usual. At first you attribute it to the recent cold snap, but then you remember Movember and its awareness of men's health issues! The Minnesota Historical Society is highlighting some of the moustachioed men of the past in its photo collection. Perhaps these images can serve as inspiration for grooming as the end of the month nears? The gentlemen above sport matching moustaches that taper slightly in this 1918 photo.

Alan Turing Helped Save the World & They Persecuted Him

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I usually find TV award shows as primarily fluff and hype, and they rarely stir deep emotions in me. However, listening to Benedict Cumberbatch's acceptance speech in the Best Actor category at the American Film Awards ceremonies for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the film "The Imitation Game" brought me to tears.

Travel Back In Time To These Amazing Ancient Cities

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting moment of what life was like for the first civilizations on Earth.

Top 5 Artists to Watch at Paris Photo 2014

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Paris Photo takes over the Grand Palais through Nov. 16 with over 169 galleries and 1200 artists featured. Poring over the artist list with a discerning, fine-toothed comb, we've selected the Top Five Artists to Watch.

Bill Reynolds Honored: Old Time Vaqueros Celebrate Tradition and History

LuxEco Living | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House ...

Veterans Day and the Gospel of Food for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.

Whole Grains and Half-Witted Notions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whole grains have figured prominently in human diets for roughly 15,000 years. They figure prominently in the diets of the healthiest populations alive today. And unlike the mostly extinct choices of our Stone Age ancestors, they are available to us today.

Judging by the Cover: The 10 Best Hotel Facades

Oyster | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 3

Dave Kreissman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

The Berlin Wall: Richard Avedon's Rendezvous With History

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Michael Radou Moussou

World-renowned photographer Richard Avedon's visual account of the fall of the Berlin wall is not only considered as the high point of his career but also as one of the strongest photo-journalistic moments of all time.

Lessons of the Berlin Wall's Forgotten Aftermath

Tim Stone | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Tim Stone

Though the Wende, or "Change," freed the East German people from over forty years of Stalinist dictatorship, remembering the forgotten side of German unification -- when right-wing hooligans waged thousands of attacks on defenseless foreigners -- provides a cautionary tale of failed leadership.

7 Things to Know About Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. A recent editorial by Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, suggests that "the vast majority of Americans have a limited -- and often mistaken -- understanding of Native American history."

Rocking the Wall -- The Berlin Concert that Changed the World

Erik Kirschbaum | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Erik Kirschbaum

Whether or not you believe that Springsteen's concert really had something to do with the fall of the Wall depends on how much you believe in the power of rock and roll. But I think what is beyond doubt is that the concert is a glorious example of the influence that rock can have on people who are hungry and ready for change.

What Was the Biggest Battle Ever Fought?

Quora | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Quora

There have been large and protracted actions defined as battles that have lasted weeks, months, or years. But if we want to narrow the definition of "battle" to be defined as a single uninterrupted moment of conflict, then September 12, 1683 is a strong contender.

How Involved Was Walt Disney in the Classic Disney Animated Films?

Quora | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Disney was often at the studio very late at night, looking over people's work and suggesting edits to be fixed in the morning. But his time and attention were reduced from 1941 forward by a number of events.