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Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

Burial of the dead after the massacre of Wounded Knee, 1891. (Photo: Northwestern Photo Co.)<p><i>This paper, written under the title, “U.S.</i> …

German A Cappella Metal Band VAN CANTO Releases 'The Bardcall' Video

The official video for <b>"The Bardcall"</b>, a brand new song by German a cappella metal band <b>VAN CANTO</b> — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no …

DREAM THEATER: Official 'The Astonishing' Album Trailer

<b>DREAM THEATER</b>'s thirteenth album, <b>"The Astonishing"</b>, will be released on January 29 via <b>Roadrunner</b>. The CD will be made available in a wide range of …

Watch Tool Cover ‘No Quarter’ Dressed as Led Zeppelin

Tool‘s only scheduled tour date of 2015 – a headlining set at Tempe, Arizona’s Monster Mash – happened to fall on Halloween, so the dormant group …

These Portraits of Southern Blues Musicians Prove That Blues Is Not Dead

Freeman Vines, Luthier, Wilson, NC, 2015. Platinum print.<br>Wet Plate Collodion Photographs by Tim Duffy<p>1 of 10<p>Ironing Board Sam began playing the pump …

A Daughter Pays Homage to Her Parents With an Intimate Look at Love and Loss

<i>Nancy Borowick is the winner of “Assignment: The Story Behind the Photographs,” a photography contest hosted by Visura, a networking platform for photography and media and judged by National Geographic Proof editors.</i><p>One can only truly understand and appreciate life when faced with one’s own …

43 years in solitary: Why a judge ordered Albert Woodfox be set free now

Albert Woodfox, a Louisiana inmate who has been in solitary confinement for more than 40 years, remained incarcerated Tuesday after a federal appeals court, seeking to give the state time to appeal, temporarily blocked a judge’s order that said the “Angola 3” member should be set free.<p>Woodfox, now …

‘Unbelievable’ Video Lays Out the Stark Statistics About World War II

World War II was the bloodiest conflict in human history, but it can be difficult to get a full sense of just how many lives were lost in the fighting.<p>American soldiers of the 7th Infantry Division take cover in a ditch atop a position known as Rocky Crags during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan, …

Self-Taught Astrophotographer Uses 32,000 Images to Create Spectacular High-Res Moon Photo

Right from his own balcony in Piekary Slaskie, Poland, amateur photographer Bartosz Wojczynski was able to capture thousands of extraordinary lunar photos. After 28 minutes of diligent work, Wojczynski had skillfully captured 32,000 separate images with only a Celestron C9.25 telescope, a …

North Pole

Gallipoli Campaign Pictures Show The First World War Battlefield Then And Now

The small headland of Gallipoli, which juts out from Turkey’s western coast, witnessed some of the most extraordinary combat of the First World War. …

Ian Anderson performing 'Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera' on US tour; Steeleye Span touring too (dates)

by <b>Andrew Sacher</b><p><i>Ian Anderson</i><p><b>Ian Anderson</b>, frontman and flautist for progressive rock legends <b>Jethro Tull</b>, is going on a US tour this fall performing …

Watch a Funny New Parody of Alice in Chains' 'Man in the Box'

Check out the just-discovered band Kitties in Chains and their rocking new song "Cat in the Box." The above video is really just a perfect cartoon …

Female Vocalist Band Perform 'Speakeasy Jazz Version' Of Coolio's 'Gangsta's Paradise'

This is a video of Robyn Adele Anderson and the Postmodern Jukebox band performing a 1920's version of Coolio's 1995 hit 'Gangsta's Paradise'. It's …

'Bedlam' graveyard excavation may reveal thousands of skeletons

Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line.<p>London's Liverpool Street station is under construction so that it will be able accommodate a new east-west train …

Tokyo WWII firebombing, the single most deadly bombing raid in history, remembered 70 years on

It is considered the single most deadly bombing raid in history.<p>Seventy years ago today, US forces firebombed Tokyo to force the Japanese to an early …

Ultimate Ears' waterproof Megaboom is the perfect outdoors speaker

UE Megaboom review<p>Up, down or sideways<p>Ambient music<p>Keeping it simple<p>Swims with the fishes<p>Blocks moisture out<p>UE — also known as Ultimate Ears — builds …

Christina Aguilera Takes On Britney Spears and Others In Hilarious Jimmy Fallon 'Musical Impressions' Game

It's one thing to be able to sing your ass off as <i>yourself</i>, but the effervescent <b>Christina Aguilera</b> just proved that can do it just as well as anybody …

MICHAEL SCHENKER's TEMPLE OF ROCK: 'Live And Let Live' Video Premiere

Legendary guitarist <b>Michael Schenker</b> will release a new studio album titled <b>"Spirit On A Mission"</b> in the U.K. on March 23. Released by <b>in-akustik</b>, the …

New Albums

10 Things You Never Knew About Your Vagina

Wait, how is my vagina similar to a glass of wine?<p>The way I see it, there's no way anyone can know everything about her vagina. There have to be some rarely known facts about vaginas that only doctors or scientists know. So when I went looking for these facts, most of them seemed like there was no …

Meet America’s first drug dealer: Arnold Rothstein’s wild, real-life 1920s “Sopranos” story

<b>(HBO)</b><p>The modern drug war started with Arnold Rothstein, a criminal master so feared he managed to rig the World Series<p>Johann Hari<p>March 1, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs”<p>As I dug deeper, I realized there was a hole in the story of the …

The Fall of the Ottomans review – an absorbing history of the impact of the first world war on the Middle East

The last thing the people of the Ottoman empire needed in autumn 1914 was another war. In the six years leading up to that calamitous year they had seen a sultan deposed and their immense and immensely inefficient army battered. In several bruising wars, they had ceded Libya to Italy and all their …

World History

Archaeology

China and Russia to Jointly Commemorate WWII, Protect History

Ekaterina Blinova — Beijing and Moscow are planning to hold joint commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; experts …