Perry Joslin

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Here Are 5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today

Click here for reuse options! Thomas Jefferson believed that a rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong.To hear the …

Kitty Marion: The actress who became a 'terrorist'

<b>When a student researching in the archives of a London museum read the unpublished memoirs of a suffragette bomber, she began to wonder if the history of the movement had been sanitised. The suffragettes may have won the vote for women, but some of them, she argues, were terrorists.</b><p>Fern Riddell …

Hitler and 'his Volkswagen': Tracing the 80-year history of the Beetle

The VW Beetle has the Nazis to thank for its existence. Adolf Hitler laid the cornerstone of the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg 80 years ago. Here, …

Take a Closer Look at the $17 Billion 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks'

Feast your eyes on these new images of the treasure among the wreckage of the Spanish ship <i>San José</i>, often called the "holy grail of shipwrecks." When …

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

How the Inverted Jenny, a 24-Cent Stamp, Came to Be Worth a Fortune

During his lunch break on May 14, 1918, William T. Robey, a bank teller at Hibbs and Company in Washington D.C., traveled, as he often did, to the …

Why Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Cézanne Is Known as the “Father of Modern Art”

In the late 19th century, Post-Impressionism emerged in France. Unified by a subjective approach to painting, this major art movement was pioneered by Vincent van Gogh and <b>Paul Cézanne</b>, a French painter <b></b>whose work is <b></b>characterized by painterly brushstrokes, an avant-garde approach to perspective, and …

The Historical Roots of Blues Music

Contrary to what some people believe, the blues is not “slave music.” Although it was cultivated by the descendants of slaves, the blues was the …

Black History

Inside Mississippi’s notorious Parchman prison

Located about 100 miles south of Memphis in the Mississippi River Delta, the birthplace of the blues, Mississippi State Prison in Parchman, …

New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls

That’s enough to circle the globe—four times.<p>Walk into a patch of forest in New England, and chances are you will—almost literally—stumble across a …

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

The Last Führer: Karl Dönitz and the End of the Third Reich

The West’s confused approach to Germany after Hitler’s death damaged its relationship with the Soviet Union.<p>To read this article in full you need to …

How opium-fuelled orgies and lightning gave birth to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

WITH a body stitched together from dead men, Frankenstein’s monster is a hellish nightmare that has echoed down the years.<p>Yet few know that English …

Eva Braun: Life with Hitler

First published in German in 2010, <i>Eva Braun: Life with Hitler</i>, Heike Görtemaker's biography of Hitler’s mistress, tells the story of Braun's 14‑year …

Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …

Life of the 1850s: 45 Amazing Photos That Show How the World Looked Like Over 160 Years Ago

Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; …

‘We’ve got more money swirling around’: how streaming saved the music industry

It’s a world where Nordic cloud-rappers and South American reggaeton artists are watching their bank balances grow<p>Albums have got longer because listening to a 20-track album generates twice as much revenue<p>‘It was a disaster,” said an executive called Per Sundin when asked to reflect on his career …

Music

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Henry Ford

He was a magnificent pioneer who made cars affordable and paid his workers well. But he also became an unsettling, terrible person. Richard Snow, the …

Hermann Göring’s Shrink and the Perils of the Nazi Mind

At the Nuremberg trials, one American psychiatrist developed a strange attachment to Hermann Goring that ruined his life. Jack El-Hai on this unknown …

BBC's Racism: History- A lynching in Texas in 1916

AMAZING 2500 YEAR OLD ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOUND AT GUNUNG PADANG

A famous geologist has hit the headlines with an amazing discovery. We are talking about Dr. Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, a somewhat controversial …

Archaeology

Researchers mark death of Pearl Harbor mastermind Yamamoto

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group from the U.S. and Japan is trekking to a remote Pacific island jungle to document what is considered one of the most …

Why Wake Island Was the 'Alamo' Battle of World War II

The day after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces assaulted the small American-held atoll of Wake Island, 2,300 miles west of Hawaii. The defenders …

These Frightening Paintings Hide Horrible Incidents That They Caused

Art certainly has influence over us. Usually, it causes a surge of thoughts and emotions running through our brains, bringing us to tears or …

Painting

The Gruesome Story of Hannah Duston, Whose Slaying of Indians Made Her an American Folk “Hero”

On a small island north of Concord, New Hampshire, stands a 25-foot-tall granite statue of Hannah Duston, an English colonist taken captive by Native …

We've All Been Threading Needles Wrong This Whole Time

As long as people have sewed, they've probably been frustrated by attempting to push thread through needles. It turns out an easy alternative to …

Knitting

The (almost) unknown art of Miles Davis

Although his art would adorn one of his record releases from time to time, Miles Davis didn’t begin to draw and paint in earnest until he was in his …

Art

Facebook reconsiders 'unsafe for community' tag on pro-Trump Diamond and Silk videos after Fox & Friends appearance

Facebook is reconsidering classifying videos produced by Diamond and Silk, two of President Donald Trump's most ardent supporters, as "unsafe to the community" after the dynamic duo went on Fox News' morning show asking why the embattled social media giant had labeled them as such.<p>In a statement to …

Nursery rhymes: How murder, theft and fake news found their way into the tales we tell our children

Murder, animal cruelty and dishonesty aren’t generally considered child-friendly topics, yet they’re the basis of many much-loved nursery rhymes. …

Fake News

Part 1 | Revisiting Jallianwala 100 years on: Bloodbath on Baisakhi, the massacre that shook the British Raj | punjab | top

April 13, 1919, was not just another Baisakhi day in Amritsar. The violence that claimed 25 lives three days earlier (April 10) was still fresh on …

India