Ashley Flores

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Histories of Violence: Living with Disappearance

<i>THIS IS THE 18th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with</i> <i>Allen</i> …

The Africans Who Called Tudor England Home

The Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603 had plenty of drama, but the peculiar institution of slavery was not one of them. And neither …

Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.<p>This modern-day redlining persisted in 61 metro …

Race & Ethnicity

The Scholar Helping America Grapple with Its Ugly History

Author Keisha N. Blain knows Donald Trump and Dylann Roof didn't come out of nowhere.<p>Shock has emerged as the signature emotional response to the organized confusion of the Trump era. The president is at war with the same agents of federal law enforcement investigating his old campaign. Just months …

Black History

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

If this debut album was all Kanye West ever managed to accomplish, he still would have made his mark on history, beating the "producer tries to rap" …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

The shameful treatment of Italian immigrants during WWII shows America’s propensity for xenophobic hysteria

Their movements were restricted, their homes raided; in some cases, they were interned<p>The men in suits were at the Maiorana family’s Monterey, …

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague, the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox and ‘whipping boys’ may never have actually existed. So what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at once. So far …

United Kingdom

Our 10 Most Anticipated Shows in 2018

Just like last year and the year before that and the year before that and so on until just before the premiere of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a hell of a lot of TV …

TV

Ancient scroll of English kings may hide lost history

Scientists hope to uncover hidden writings in the Canterbury Roll.<p>An ancient scroll conceived during a prolonged fight for the crown of England in …

Game of Thrones

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

The 10 Best Titles Coming to Netflix This Month

It’s comforting to know the people at Netflix knew we were going to desperately need some cold weather relief in December. Subscribers are getting …

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

Books

Videos: 8 Mind-Blowing Tricks Famous Movies Played On You

The is a new video from WhatCulture that lists 8 mind-blowing tricks famous movies played on you. Filmmakers incorporate all kinds of tricks to …

Beloved 'Walking Dead' Character's Death Distracts From Another Dark Reveal

“The Walking Dead” suffered a devastating loss that’s not grrrreat, while hints of another dark moment are on the way.<p>King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) had a rough episode on Sunday. After waking up and learning that basically all of his army had been killed by Savior guns and that he had a leg wound …

The Walking Dead

Teaching “Madame Bovary”

Each fall, I teach “Madame Bovary” to my graduate writing students at Hunter College, and each fall I read it with them. My course is called Introduction to the Modern: The Role of Compassion. So we look at modernism, and how it disrupts the literary world, and at compassion, and how it expands the …

Literature

50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

From topical zombie apocalypses to retro-slasher flicks, the best scary movies since the turn of the millennium<p>Back in the late Sixties and early …

'Mindhunter:' Inside David Fincher's Creepy, Groundbreaking Serial-Killer TV Procedural

How the filmmaker turned the origin story of the FBI's criminal profiling unit into a disturbing deep-dive – and the best slow-burn thriller on …

'The Butchering Art': How A 19th Century Physician Made Surgery Safer

The operating theaters of 19th century England were dirty, crowded spaces where patients screamed and spectators bought tickets to watch life and death struggles.<p>Surgeons wore blood-encrusted aprons, never washed their hands, and speed was prized over skill, since most patients were awake during …

Love Stories

The Bizarre 17th-Century Dioramas Made from Real Human Body Parts

Dioramas of infants’ skeletons adorned with lace and jewelry were seen as grotesque and beautiful.<p>In 1689, on the canal Bloemgracht in Amsterdam …

The Two Best Dutch Anatomists of the 17th Century Hated Each Other

They had dramatically different ideas about how to depict dead bodies.<p>When two people share the same passion, that passion may draw them together, …

Art

The Gruesome History of Making Human Skeletons

From quicklime to boiling to bugs.<p>Here are some instructions for preparing human bones for display, from circa 1543:<p>Step 1. Acquire a corpse. No, no …

Videos: Top 10 Movies you Missed this Summer (2017)

This is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the top 10 movies you missed this Summer (2017). The Summer is over and now we are heading into the …

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

We love documentaries. They educate us about the world we live in, help us empathize with the struggles and share in the triumphs of others, and …

This Video Explainer Reveals the Secret Messages & Hidden Symbolism in ‘Get Out’

Ever since <i>Get Out</i> hit theaters, its been pretty much everywhere. From a parody putting the Trump family in the place of the Armitages, to director …

Jordan Peele

Infinite Music ∞ Makes It Last Forever

You’ll have to wait hundreds of years to hear the end of these ‘deep-time’ songs<p>A<b>mbient music’s founding father</b> Brian Eno released <i>Reflection</i> at the …

New Singles

The 30 Greatest Movies From The '90s

American Beauty<p><b>Released: 1999</b><p>Not only did this movie introduce the often-parodied “plastic bag floating in the wind” trope, but it also features one …

The 30 Best Movies From The '80s

A Christmas Story<p><b>Released: 1983</b><p>A Red Ryder B.B. gun, an “Italian” leg lamp, and a pink bunny onesie. Is there any Christmas film quite as comically …

Movies

Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe

What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old sauropod …

Paleontology