Christopher Columbus

The one crazy "Home Alone" secret that's been ~hiding~ in front of you this whole time

Let’s just all agree that <i>Home Alone</i> is one of, if not THE, greatest holiday film of all time. In fact, it’s basically an iconic bit of movie history …

Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus was not a Pilgrim

The Dana Summers cartoon in the Nov. 25 Drawing Board depicted Native Americans commenting on the arrival of a ship, ostensibly the Mayflower. However, Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was shown. We are left with Columbus landing in the wrong place and in the wrong century.<p><b>Howard</b> …

Opinion

'For too long, they have generated harm': the fight to remove offensive monuments in New York

A 500-strong petition asks to remove four statues in Manhattan that artists and academics see as support for white supremacy<p>This summer, a series of Confederate monuments were torn down in Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Louisiana after the death of a civil rights activist at a …

Columbus Day

Activists hang ‘f–k’ Columbus banner in Notre Dame library

A giant banner — reading, “This is Potawatomi land! F–k the KKKolumbus murals!” — was unfurled inside Notre Dame’s campus library on Friday morning …

Notre Dame

Why is Mary patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception?

It was a unanimous decision and connected to the brief history of the new country.<p>Each country adopts a set of patron saints, members of the heavenly …

Theology

Christopher Columbus – Nevaeh's Blog

Christopher Columbus<br>Columbus made four trips across the atlantic ocean from spain in 1492,1498 and 1502. He was determined to find any direct water …

Columbus Day

Guide to Exploring Central Park with Kids

Shares 0<p>I love New York City. And one of my favorite places to visit in NYC is Central Park.<p>Central Park is massive (843 acres) and chock full of …

North America

‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’ – 25 things you didn’t know about the Christmas classic

It's 25 years old this month<p>Everyone’s favourite Christmas sequel <i>Home Alone 2</i> turns 25 this month. To celebrate the festive milestone, we’ve rounded …

Canadian Humour

In Alabama, Roy Moore’s Supporters Rail at Establishment Republicans

Last night, at Oak Hollow Farm, a former cotton plantation in Fairhope, on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Roy Moore and Steve Bannon spoke to a few hundred of their most ardent followers. The event was free. The weather, at first, was fine. The election to fill Jeff Sessions’s former Senate seat, between …

Politics

Notre Dame students want to rid school of Christopher Columbus murals

The Fighting Irish have a bone to pick with Christopher Columbus.<p>Notre Dame students are calling for the removal of 12 iconic murals, which honor the …

Columbus Day

New York Activist Wants To Replace Statue Of Christopher Columbus With One of Toussaint L’Ouverture

Activist Glenn Cantave is spearheading an initiative to remove a <b></b>76-foot statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan and to replace it with one of …

Diversity

More than 120 Academics and Artists Call for Removal of Controversial Monuments in New York

The letter singles out three statues and two commemorative markers honoring contentious historical figures<p>Comment on this Story

History

A Caribbean Win-Win

Hurricane season ended last week, and the Caribbean breathed a sigh of relief.<p>Along the sandy beaches that are the calling card of Antigua, …

Jewish Culture

Best supermoon photos from around Indiana

Sunday night's "supermoon" was the first and only of 2017, but don't fret if you missed out.

Moon

Zheng and now

As the Maldives announced its Free Trade Agreement with China last week, alarm bells rang around the world. But while most spoke of the impact this …

China

The First Smallpox Vaccine Wasn’t What We Thought It Was

Edward Jenner figured out the connection between smallpox and humans from a milkmaid’s blistered hands. But it turns out cows aren’t actually the key …

Medicine

The Man Who Tried to Read All the Books in the World

Hernando Colón’s bibliomania took him back and forth across Europe for three decades.<p>129,864,880. That’s the number of books in the world, according …

Google Books

24 hours in Zaragoza

Of all the places I visited in 2017, my trip to Zaragoza was up there with the best: I really didn’t expect to enjoy this city so much. That too, …

Spain

Cheap Winter Vacations If You Need Sun ASAP

In the words of House Stark, winter is coming, which means so many layers, cups of hot chocolate, and staying in your warm bed as much as possible. …

Dating

San Jose Christopher Columbus Statue: Council Decision Delayed

The delay in relocating the City Hall statue has to do with "the complexities and sensitivities surrounding relocation options." (Breaking)<p>SANTA …

Columbus Day

San Jose: Talks of where to put controversial Christopher Columbus statue delayed

SAN JOSE — Blaming the holidays and the “complexities and sensitivities” of removing a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from San Jose City …

San Jose

The Prince Estate Has Just Launched an Online Merch Store

A post shared by PRINCESTAGRAM (@prince) on Oct 22, 2015 at 6:32pm PDTThe perfect Christmas gift for any Prince lover The <b>Prince</b> estate has just …

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The Black Peacock

Rachel Manley has made a career out of writing about her illustrious Jamaican family, including her prime-minister father. Best known for her 1997 …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Featured Vehicle: Arkonik Defender 110 Columbus

If you live in the United States, there are really only a few paths to follow for purchasing a Defender. You can take the affordable route and buy …

Trucks

‘The Whole Argument Is Stupid,’ Teens Weigh-In On Columbus Statue Debate

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commission on art and monuments heard it from New Yorkers at its latest public hearing on whether some …

Columbus Day

The Men Who Believe The Earth Is Flat

Image: iStock<p>Let me tell you about John.<p>John says he's not crazy. I believe him.<p>"I am a normal person," he says.<p>But John isn't a 'normal' person. Not …

Technology (Australia)

California Schools Make History With an LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum

We’ve been debating the way history is told and taught for centuries.<p>MORE: 5 LGBTQ+ Latinxs Who Have Changed History<p>And while there has been some progress (hey, some schools actually tell the truth about slavery and emancipation, and about <b>Christopher Columbus</b> and what really went down on …

Education

New Orleans Mayor Is the Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year

Posted: Nov 25, 2017 12:01 AM<p>This week on the Ringside Politics radio show (M-F, 7-11 am, WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com) we conducted our annual …

Conservative View

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

Biology

Mysterious Sherbrooke Stones – Did Africans Visit North America 2,500 Years Ago?

Share this:<p><b>Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com –</b> In the Museum of the Seminary of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada there are two very interesting stones that …

Archaeology