20th Century

How Crete changed the course of World War II

The Cretan Resistance caused significant damage to German morale and is likely the reason why Hitler failed to invade the Soviet Union.<p>Our car pulled up a dusty track next to a grove of olive trees. My guide, Stelios Tripalitakis, got out and started briskly walking in between their gnarled trunks, …

World War II

The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles

President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics.<p>Beijing heavily protested it and may have scored some small concessions, but the bill puts nearly $1 trillion behind the idea that …

Military

8 Interesting Frida Kahlo Facts That May Surprise You

One of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo has a life story that has become almost as popular as her art. Kahlo's biography has sparked innumerable books and an Oscar-winning film. Her distinct fashion, unibrow, and marriage to Diego Rivera, a man 21 years her senior, have …

Art

It's Capitalism's Fault That Young People Prefer Socialism

Also to blame: Democrats and liberals.<p>It might be hard to imagine, but there was a time not that long ago when capitalism looked really, really good<b>,</b> at least in America. Not just in the sense that rich people had fancy things they might have liked to show off on Instagram if it existed, but also …

Middle-class

Sweet, sweet java — these are the coffee brands that fuel the US military

The secret to the United States military won’t be found locked inside a room at the Pentagon nor encrypted on a secure network behind a firewall.<p>It’s …

Military

Japan activated an elite marine unit for the first time since World War II to counter China — and it's getting ready for its first naval exercise

Just a few months after activating its elite Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade for the first time since World War II, Japan plans to send the crisis-response force modeled off the US Marine Corps on its first naval exercise before the end of the year.<p>Japan disbanded its military after World War …

Military

A New Section of the Berlin Wall Was Just Discovered

Oops?<p>In June, a group of people out for a walk in Berlin came upon something that would change their afternoon—and one of the world's most famous historical structures as we know it. Behind the bushes on the edge of the Südpanke-Park, near the modern-day headquarters of Germany's Federal …

Germany

How Israel Used Old World War II Tanks To Win War After War

The Sherman in its various configurations filled gaps in the Zahal order of battle over the course of several decades, until the Israelis gradually …

Military

Classical music for beginners: A guide for the newbie who's been too intimidated to ask

Classical music aficionados: Go away. This article is not for you. Instead, it is for everyone who sees classical music as a private club and who …

Flute

Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory in Krakow Is A Must-See

I will never forget when I first saw the movie <i>Schindler’s List</i>. For the next few days after viewing it, the movie — and its horrific contents — were all I could think about. So it was profoundly interesting to be in Krakow, and visit the actual enamel factory where Oskar Schindler established a …

Krakow

This Unbelievable WWI Soldier Single-Handedly Captured 100 Soldiers, After Eliminating Two Machine Guns

On the ongoing 100th anniversary of “the Great War”, we have been remembering the massive battles and political implications of a war that too often …

World History

The U.S. Navy Is Re-Arming for Surface Warfare

In 2016 the U.S. Navy possessed just one surface-launched anti-ship missile type — Boeing’s Harpoon, a munition that first entered the fleet in the …

Military

13 amazing facts about Princess Margaret from Craig Brown’s new biography

Parts of Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret read like an aspirational life manual.<p>Princess Margaret, the younger sister Queen Elizabeth II, is in certain ways the ideal British royal to be be the subject of a biography. If you watch <i>The Crown</i>, where Margaret’s wild-child persona makes her the …

Princess Margaret

Tourist trap and memorial: What is to become of Checkpoint Charlie?

A visit to Berlin without going to Checkpoint Charlie would be inconceivable for most tourists. But the German division historical site has itself …

Germany

Exactly which era is Donald Trump referring to with “make America great again”?

The whole world knows that Donald Trump is on a mission to “make America great again.” But it’s unclear exactly when Trump thinks America <i>was</i> great. What era in this country’s history does he feel nostalgic about? To whence does he wish to return?<p>In the campaign video below, Trump claims that US …

Donald Trump

'Designing Women' TV Revival in the Works

Creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is behind the reboot from Sony Pictures Television Studios.<p>Twenty-five years after wrapping its seven-season run on …

1980s

‘Swarming Over the Walls’

In 1965, a powerful Viet Cong force threatened to annihilate a Green Beret base at Dong Xoai

Military

Evansville officials back project for WWII troop ship move

A restored World War II naval vessel will move to a more prominent location along the Ohio River in Evansville under a plan approved by city …

Business

40 Found Color Snaps of the 1939 New York World's Fair

The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres (492 ha) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was the second most expensive American …

World War II

These 12 Tragic and Triumphant Teenagers Who Fought in World War II Will Astound You

3. Jack Lucas<p>During WWII, Jacklyn Harrell “Jack” Lucas (1928 – 2008) lied his way into the military to enlist in the US Marine Corps at age 14. He …

Military

The 10 Best Robert Redford Movies

Redford is retiring. Here's are his best movies, ever.<p>Last week, living legend Robert Redford broke the hearts of dads everywhere when he announced …

Great Depression

A World War II bomber lies deep in a NC lake. The pilot’s bride witnessed the crash.

First-hand memories are fading fast. But even newcomers to the leafy shores of Badin Lake, about an hour northeast of Charlotte, soon learn that a …

World War II

In Halakhah, Abortion Is Prohibited—but Not Considered Murder

In America, debates over abortion tend to boil down to “pro-life” or “pro-choice” positions—defined more often than not by religious principles. But …

Jewish Culture

In This Never-Ending Lehman Short, $170,000 Is Still on the Table

It’s been a decade since former New York hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson made millions by betting against Lehman Brothers before it collapsed. But …

Business

Quote of the Day: Can’t Buy Me Love

<b>Chuckie Miller:</b> You nuked my brother.<p><b>Cindy Mancini:</b> What?<p><b>Chuckie Miller:</b> You took him from “geek” status to “king” status to no status.<p><b>Cindy Mancini:</b> …

1980s

No Gym Required: How to Get Fit at Home

The burpee. It’s the humble, almost silly sounding exercise that, in reality, is one of the most effective and most efficient, but also the most …

Exercise

$100,000 80s Collectibles Owner Shares His Story

Posted By Navi on Aug 14, 2018 | 0 comments<p>John-Paul Annunziato, that name should be familiar to our readers from our story about his $100,000 80s …

1980s

Incredible sculpted masks gave wounded WWI vets a new face

A talented sculptor gave badly wounded World War I soldiers a second chance — by giving them a new face. Recently unearthed footage of Anna Coleman …

Remembrance Day

Real Estate Credit Thaw In 2018, Return Of Zero Down Loans

It’s been a decade, since the original economic turmoil that was said to be worse than the Great Depression that occurred in 2008. There were pervasive flaws within the economy that centered around the United States’ real estate market fueled by poor financing. In 2018, ten years after our original …

Real Estate

Phantom Doctrine review – from XCOM with love

Stealth is more important than action in this new turn-based strategy that puts the outcome of the Cold War in your hands.<p>Turn-based strategy games …

XCOM