Jonathan Edward Crow

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Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

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It’s time for you to finally write that book you’ve been thinking about for years. Whether it’s your genius take on productivity and business hacks, …

The Hero’s Journey

<b>The Hero’s Journey</b> is a pattern discovered in mythological stories by the American Scholar, Joseph Campbell. Campbell maintained that all …

Germany comes to terms with its forgotten Namibian death camps

One morning last summer, I was ushered into a little office in the Botswana National Archives. I’d asked the archivists to dig out a document that I had wanted to see for 20 years. After a couple of phone calls, the file was brought in. Near the top of a stack of yellowing papers was a signed, …

German History

Germany evacuates entire town on Christmas Day after discovering Second World War bomb

Thousands of people in the German town of Augsburg have left Christmas presents and decorations behind after being forced to evacuate while …

Francis Fukuyama and the end of History

Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of <i>The New Criterion</i> and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. His latest book is <i>The Fortunes of</i> …

A Look Back: “Flowchart For When A Day Goes Bad In Classroom Management”

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

41 ancient shipwrecks discovered at the bottom of Bulgaria’s Black Sea

Forty-one ancient shipwrecks have been accidentally discovered by an international team of maritime archaeologists performing geophysical surveys of the Black Sea.<p>The shipwrecks, which lie at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Bulgaria, date from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods and it’s …

How the Internet Is Complicating the Art of Teaching

Educators design lots of lessons and other learning resources, and increasingly they’re being shared online—often free of cost and in ways that are too personalized to be universally applicable.<p>A time-honored nugget of the political stump speech is the anecdote about the teacher who brings …

The Last Nuremberg Prosecutor Has 3 Words Of Advice: 'Law Not War'

When the Nazi leadership was put on trial in Nuremberg, Germany, in the wake of World War II, the notion of an international war crimes tribunal was new and controversial.<p>British Prime Minister Winston Churchill proposed a summary execution of Nazi leaders. But it was decided that trials would be …

World History

Discoveries May Rewrite History of China's Terra-Cotta Warriors

Finds at the famous tomb complex point to influences from abroad and a blood-soaked succession after the death of China's first emperor.<p>In the four decades since mysterious terra-cotta statues first came to light in northern China, archaeologists have uncovered a whole lifelike army. But that …

Xbox exclusive 'ReCore' gets a 30-minute demo

When <i>ReCore</i> was first announced, it looked fresh and exciting. An agile explorer flanked by cute, adorable robots in a sprawling desert. Oh, and <i>Mega Man</i> legend Keiji Inafune was attached to the project. The concept was intriguing, at the very least. But then the game came out, and its $40 price-tag …

Ancient Roman coins turn up in Japanese ruins

A haul of coins from halfway across the world turned up on an archaeological site in Japan. Exactly how they got there is a fascinating mystery.<p>Global trade has been a thing for a long time, with items occasionally showing up in odd places. For instance, blue glass beads from Egypt showing up in …

Archaeology

Possible Chinese Skeletons Could Rewrite Roman History

According to the findings published in the October issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, Roman Britain may have been more diverse—and ties …

Archaeology

The Secret Plan to Protect America’s Founding Documents During WWII

After Pearl Harbor, a fearful Library of Congress secretly stashed the crown jewels of U.S. history for safekeeping. This was the rescue plan.<p>In the early evening of December 26, 1941, Secret Service agent Harry E. Neal stood alone on the platform at Washington’s Union Station and watched the train …

Genealogy

Teacher steps on American flag to teach students a lesson

<b>(CNN) —</b> The students in teacher Lee Francis' history class will probably never forget the lesson he taught on free speech. Just not in the way he probably expected.<p>Francis, a teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was giving a lesson Monday on the First …

Teaching

2,000-year-old shipwreck releases human remains from watery grave

<b>(CNN) —</b> The diver wiggled a hand over the debris, watching with anticipation as the sediment of the seafloor scattered. And as the water cleared, what was revealed was unmistakable -- human remains.<p>Off the coast of the isolated Mediterranean island of Antikythera in Greece lies one of the largest …

Archaeology

Nazi time capsule: Newspapers, photographs and copies of Mein Kampf found ‘perfectly preserved’ in Poland

Photographs, newspapers, coins and books preserved in a Nazi time capsule from around 1934 have been discovered in Poland.<p>The capsule was recovered …

Drained by stress, we quit teaching to start thriving businesses

After seven years I was running out of energy<p>Dan Cook’s foray into owning a small business wasn’t something he expected to happen as soon as it did. “My plan was always to be a graphic designer, then a teacher, then buy a cafe […] It was supposed to happen in 30 years, but it happened in about …

Entrepreneurship

'Jar of Death' leads to high school teacher suspensions

Students at the leadership camp called it 'The Jar of Death.'<p>Written on the strips of paper inside were tasks designed as punishment for kids who …

Nauru files 'an extraordinary trove of short stories', says Richard Flanagan

‘I suspect they will continue to be read in coming decades and even centuries,’ Man Booker prize-winning author says<p>The Man Booker prize-winning author Richard Flanagan has called the Nauru files “an extraordinary trove of anonymous short stories” that will continue to be read long after his own …

Books

A Short History of the Mason Jar

Mason jars are everywhere. They line the shelves of artisan grocery stores, filled with homemade blood orange marmalade or pickled fennel; they store …

Spices

Artist turns every single Pokémon into a Dick Butt

The heyday of Dick Butt, the legendary KC Green comic-turned-meme that is at once a dick and a butt (with an extra dick sticking out of the butt), is …

Overwatch finally making a change many clamored for at launch

Blizzard brings high-bandwidth servers to more than just Custom Games.<p>Blizzard is making good on a promise from back around the time of Overwatch's launch, as it's currently in the process of making high-bandwidth servers the default option on PC.<p>There was a lot of discussion back in May regarding …

Blizzard

In the Only Surviving Recording of Her Voice, Virginia Woolf Explains Why Writing Isn’t a “Craft” (1937)

The literary voice of Virginia Woolf comes to us from a life lived fully in the service of literature, a life devoted, we might say, to the "craft of …

Literature

71 Years Ago: When Truman Failed To Pause -- And The Nagasaki War Crime Followed

Seventy-one years after the twin atomic attacks on Japan, historians continue to debate whether the first bombing, over Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945, was justified, and whether it was even the most important factor in the country's swift surrender. Many of those who still defend President Truman's …

Parts of Bible may have been written earlier than expected, archaeologists say

Israeli mathematicians and archaeologists say they have found evidence to suggest that key biblical texts may have been composed earlier than some scholars think.<p>Using handwriting analysis technology similar to that employed by intelligence agencies and banks to analyze signatures, a Tel Aviv …

Archaeology