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The Art Story: Works Progress Administration (WPA)
"In all, nearly 200,000 artworks were created under the Federal Art Project, yet many of those works have since become lost or were destroyed after the WPA auctioned off thousands of paintings in 1943, when all federally-funded art programs were dissolved."
art  government  theartstory.org  wpa  1930s  1940s  america  holger_cahill  politics  artist  history 
february 2017 by cluebucket
George Formby - I'm Shy - YouTube
"let loose me sex appeal"

as much as I like humming this lil ditty I am struck by how freakin bored the girl character must've been... read too many emotional labor threads to not notice
george_formby  shy  film  video  youtube  spare_a_copper  1940  1940s  b&w  novachord  emotion  music  synthesizer 
february 2017 by cluebucket
43 Group - Wikipedia
"The 17-year-old Vidal Sassoon joined the group in 1947" wha!
43_group  antifa  u.k.  england  jewish  group  protest  fascism  antisemitism  1940s  1950s 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell) - Wikipedia
"The four freedoms refer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 1941 Four Freedoms State of the Union address in which he identified essential human rights that should be universally protected." why do I only recognize the Thanksgiving/eating one?
freedom  norman_rockwell  painting  series  rights  1940s  1943  1941  wwII  wiki  wikipedia  america  human_rights 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Foreign policy of the United States - Wikipedia
1949 Syrian coup d'état
1949–1953 Albania
1951–56 Tibet
1953 Iranian coup d'état
1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1956–57 Syria crisis
1960 Congo coup d'état
1961 Cuba, Bay of Pigs Invasion
1961 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnamese coup
1964 Bolivian coup d'état
1964 Brazilian coup d'état
1966 Ghana coup d'état
1971 Bolivian coup d'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1980 Turkish coup d'état
1979–89 Afghanistan, Operation Cyclone
1981–87 Nicaragua, Contras
2001 Afghanistan
2011 Libyan civil war
2011–present Syria
america  wikipedia  wiki  policy  international  world  covert  action  war  secret  government  attack  list  regime  change  military  coup  syria  albania  tibet  iran  guatemala  congo  cuba  dominican_republic  vietnam  bolivia  brazil  ghana  chile  turkey  afghanistan  nicaragua  libya  operation  1940s  1950s  1960s  1970s  1980s  2000s  2010s  CIA 
december 2016 by cluebucket
The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan - The Daily Beast
"The current cult’s goals: gut Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution, end sexual equality, get rid of foreigners, void pesky “human rights” laws, and return Japan to its Imperial Glory."
politics  japan  politician  cult  corruption  power  creepy  religion  thedailybeast.com  2016  2010s  election  shinzo_abe  jake_adelstein  mari_yamamoto  nippon_kaigi  conservative  shinto  tadae_takubo  1990s  1970s  seicho_no_ie  日本会議  生長の家  1947  1940s  nobusuke_kishi  government  constitution  peace  war  right-wing  rights  yamato 
july 2016 by cluebucket
The Third Rail
"'History furnishes ... no record of a successful intermingling between the great divisions of mankind,' warned the Baltimore Sun, the organ of city establishment, in 1865. Two decades later, the Sun suggested the best course might be just to 'let the colored people dissipate away.'"

"That was Baltimore mass rail, two decades after the system was proposed: two lines that did not connect, far short of what one needed for the network effect of a true system. Inevitably, the inadequacies of public rail left many Baltimoreans ever more reliant upon the buses — a bewildering scattering of lines that typically followed the old streetcar routes, comprehensible only to those with no alternative but to rely on them."

and Larry Hogan being awful, and more...
baltimore  city  racism  transportation  alec_macgillis  placesjournal.org  bus  street  train  subway  suburban  maryland  20th_century  19th_century  2015  2016  2010s  riot  corruption  white_flight  population  streetcar  1885  1880s  culture  industry  migration  baltimore_sun  black  factory  neighborhood  prejudice  real_estate  housing  conflict  manners  bigotry  liberal  1911  1930s  1910s  ghetto  1940s  george_mcmechen  photo  image  highway  chiaki_kawajiri  mortgage  law  government  kurt_schmoke  1980s  1960s  history  jim_crow  transit  politics  barbara_mikulski  larry_hogan  martin_o'malley  freddie_gray  politician  republican  poverty  segregation  discrimination  cynicism  infrastructure  development  lawsuit  naacp  aclu  amazon 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @NPRCodeSwitch
RT : After Pearl Harbor, Life Magazine published this: "How to tell Japs from the Chinese."
adrianflorido  life  life_magazine  pearl_harbor  wwII  japan  chinese  japanese  racism  guide  twitter  tweet  image  scan  face  america  history  1940s  2015  2010s  from twitter
december 2015 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: I can't look you in the voice
"NEVER HAVE SO WANTED ANYTHING TO BE GOOD AND ALL I HAVE IS A PILE OF PAPER COVERED WITH WRONG WORDS"
2011  2010s  dorothy_parker  poet  lettersofnote  letter  telegram  quote  writers_block  writing  pascal_covici  nyc  1945  1940s  1930s  1920s 
november 2015 by cluebucket
The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again | The Washington Post
"'For four bullets into a tree in Iraq, they could fix this place.'"
...
"In 1954, the 'Castle Bravo' test... detonated with 1,000 times the force of the Hiroshima explosion. It hurled into the sky a massive plume of pulverized coral that drifted eastward and fell like ashy snowflakes on the people of Rongelap and Utirik atolls. Several days after Bravo, after children had eaten the ash, ..."
...
"In 2001, an independent nuclear-claims tribunal awarded the RMI $2.3 billion in health and property damages, but there was no mechanism to force the United States to pay it."
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"Half the residents of Ebeye are under 20 years old, and a third are unemployed. The island has been called 'the slum of the Pacific.'"
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"DeBrum then railed against nations that are modernizing their arsenals, a trend that he and other nations say is a violation of the grand bargain of the treaty... The United States is extending the life of its warheads, shrinking but updating its weapons infrastructure, and planning to construct a new fleet of submarines with nuclear-armed missiles.

"The price tag on this modernization plan? One trillion dollars over the next 30 years... Even though the United States has reduced its stockpile by 86 percent from its Cold War high, this reinvestment in nuclear arms doesn’t sit well with a poor island nation that has actually felt what nuclear war would be like."
1962  1960s  dan_zak  marshall_islands  washingtonpost  island  bomb  nuclear  explosion  crime  1940s  1950s  2015  2010s  america  hypocrisy  death  health  1946  1954  castle_bravo  weapon  atomic_bomb  tony_debrum  jack_niedenthal  bob_hope  bikini_atoll  territory  colonialism  war  resettlement  damage  government  cancer  diabetes  radiation  fallout  military  lawsuit  treaty  nonproliferation  climate_change  global_warming 
november 2015 by cluebucket
Google Answers: Citation for unintentional abuse of European census data by Nazis
"Around the turn of the century in Holland, the Dutch government
started collecting mass census data about its citizens. It began
collecting religion in order to give people a proper burial. The
intentions were solely good. In 1939, that data was captured in a
matter of 3 days and (some reasonably high) percentage of the Jews
were executed in a matter of weeks."

"'.. These registration systems and the related identity cards played
an important role in the apprehension of Dutch Jews and Gypsies prior
to their eventual deportation to the death camps. Dutch Jews had the
highest death rate (73 percent) of Jews residing in any occupied
western European country--far higher than the death rate among the
Jewish population of Belgium (40 percent) and France (25 percent), for
example.'"
google  google_answers  abuse  nazi  history  europe  census  data  2004  2000s  holland  citizen  religion  intent  1939  1930s  wwii  privacy  jewish  judaism  human_rights  genocide  william_seltzer  margo_anderson  gypsy  roma  death  identity  population  concentration_camp  1940s 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Baby Name Popularity: See History of Names From 1890 to Today
it's just me n Alianna, Nakia, Darci, Rina, Muriel, Zelma, Signe, Doretta, Oretha, Venice, Leonie, Vita, and Florina in the 712th-ers club
time.com  generator  tool  name  population  history  1890s  1900s  1910s  1920s  1930s  1940s  1950s  1960s  1970s  1980s  1990s  2000s  2010s  comparison 
may 2015 by cluebucket
The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit' : NPR
"There is something else about Abel Meeropol that seems to connect the man who wrote 'Strange Fruit' to the man who created a loving family out of a national scandal. ...
"'I was the official lawnmower,' Robert says, 'and I was going to mow over them, and he said, "Oh, no, you can't kill the seedlings!" I said, "What are you going to do with them, Dad? There are dozens of them."

"'Well, he dug them up and put them in coffee cans and lined them up along the side of the house. And there were hundreds of them. But he couldn't bring himself to just kill them. It was just something he couldn't do.'"
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january 2015 by cluebucket
UbuWeb Sound - Moondog
""Moondog: the Man on the Street," a two-hour radio documentary, broadcast in 1971 [MP3]"
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august 2014 by cluebucket
D-IX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"THE NAZIS COMBINED EVERY HARD DRUG INTO 1 PILL AND CALLED IT 'DIX.' AS LONG AS THEY ATE DIX THEY COULD MARCH FOREVER"
D-IX  wiki  wikipedia  nazi  drugs  1944  1940s  WWII  from twitter_favs
january 2014 by cluebucket
The Invention of Political Consulting : The New Yorker
American Chronicles | The Lie Factory | How politics became a business: how people made the unreal so dizguztin'ly real. totally worth reading.

also: "They began by locking themselves in a room for three days with everything he had ever written. “Upton was beaten,” Whitaker later said, “because he had written books.”"
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october 2012 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: I shall always be with you
"Go through the world with open eyes, and listen not only to your own pains and interests, but also to the pains, interests and longings of others. Don't ever think of anything as none of your business. No, everything must interest you, and you should reflect about everything, compare, compose individual phenomena."
letter  lettersofnote  communism  socialism  life  war  politics  1950  1950s  execution  1940s  treason  milada_horáková  death  daughter  parenting  lesson  advice  czech  20th_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: Shall we go together & look for her?
"To relate, I must see: Cinema relates with the camera, but I am certain, I feel, that with you near me, I could give life to a human creature who, following hard and bitter experiences, finds peace at last and complete freedom from all selfishness. That being the only true happiness which has ever been conceded to mankind, making life more simple and nearer to creation"
1948  1940s  ingrid_bergman  roberto_rossellini  letter  telegram  lettersofnote  affair  love  film  director  actress  stromboli  synopsis  idea  writing  fan  admiration  italy  fascism  passion  language  enthusiasm  life  quote  20th_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
‘How to tell your friends from the Japs’ in TIME, 1941 vs. ‘Turban Primer’ in RedEye, 2012 – Sixteen Minutes to Palestine
"Two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, TIME Magazine ran an article titled “How to tell your friends from the Japs”, an arbitrary and insensitive guide on how to differentiate the Japanese from the Chinese. Today, just over a day after the shooting in Milwaukee that left six dead in a Sikh house of worship, Chicago’s RedEye printed a “Turban Primer”, a similarly insensitive guide on arbitrary religio-cultural distinctions between, essentially, Brown people from South East Asia and the Middle East."

all about implications.
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august 2012 by cluebucket
The Use of Poetry : The New Yorker
"Her bucolic name in this connection intrigued him. He thought of a generous strapping lass, manure-streaked, astride a tractor—and then did not think about her again. The term ended, he went home, his mother died, and the summer was lost to grief and boredom and numbing, inarticulate silences at home with his father. They had never discussed feelings before, and had no language for them now. Once, when he saw from the house his father at the bottom of the garden, examining the roses too closely, he was embarrassed, no, horrified, to realize from the tremors of his father’s shoulders that he was weeping. It did not occur to Michael to go out to him. Knowing about his mother’s lovers, and not knowing whether his father knew—he guessed he did not—was another impossible obstacle."
ian_mcewan  newyorker  fiction  short_story  poetry  john_milton  scientist  parenting  affair  marriage  relationship  oxford  postwar  1947  1940s  1960s  1970s  writing  divorce  21st_century  20th_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket
Far Outliers: How Koreans Chose Japanese Names
"Japanese public (at least journalistic and diplomatic) practice has changed over the past decade or two with regard to rendering Sinographic names in Japanese. It used to be that Chinese characters in foreign names were just pronounced in their Sino-Japanese readings, so that Mao Zedong was Mou Takutou, and Chiang Kaishek (= Jiang Jieshi) was Shou Kaiseki.

"But the practice now is to render such names into katakana approximations of their sound values in standard Chinese or Korean. I believe this change was driven partly by some activist Korean Residents in Japan who wanted to de-Japanize their names, but probably also by both the DPRK and ROK governments, which are both generally anti-hanja, pro-hangul (although the ROK Ministry of Education seems to have reversed its hanja-teaching policies many times during the past three decades). So now Korean Kims who Japanized their names to Kane-something can revert to Kimu, and Kim Ilsong can be rendered in katakana as Kimu IrusoN instead of in Sino-Japanese as Kin Nichisei."
onomastics  surname  name  faroutliers  korean  japanese  chinese  asia  colonialism  katakana  kanji  homonym  symbol  hildi_kang  1910s  1920s  1930s  1940s  21st_century  20th_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket
Shopping and philosophy: Post-modernism is the new black | The Economist
"But Foucault had belatedly spotted that post-modernism and “neo-liberal” free-market economics, which had developed entirely independently of each other over the previous half-century, pointed in much the same direction. One talked about sex, art and penal systems, the other about monetary targets. But both sought to 'emancipate' the individual from the control of state power or other authorities—one through thought and the other through economic power. Both put restoring individual choice and power at the hearts of their 'projects', as the pomos like to describe their work."
economist  philosophy  theory  postmodernism  retail  store  department_store  selfridges  london  u.k.  europe  capitalism  2006  2000s  1990s  jean-françois_lyotard  roland_barthes  michel_foucault  jacques_derrida  bourgeois  theodor_adorno  max_horkheimer  1944  1940s  deconstruction  economics  liberation  thomas_frank  marxism  consumerism  industry  writing  article  op-ed  music  itunes  yahoo  google  youtube  choice  power  21st_century  20th_century 
november 2011 by cluebucket

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