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Before the canon: the non-European women who founded philosophy | Aeon Essays
Philosophy was once a woman’s world, ranging across Asia, Africa and Latin America. It’s time to reclaim that lost realm
articles  History  women  philosophy 
4 days ago by gmisra
‘The Very Top Guy in the Stasi was Personally Involved in Figuring Out How to Destroy Punk.’
Author Tim Mohr talks about East Germany’s dissident punk rock scene, and its role in bringing down the Berlin Wall in 1989 — the story behind his remarkable new book, ‘Burning Down The Haus.’
articles  music  History  germany 
7 weeks ago by gmisra
How Real Estate Segregated America | Dissent Magazine
Real-estate interests have long wielded an outsized influence over national housing policy—to the detriment of African Americans.
articles  housing  race  History 
8 weeks ago by gmisra
J.R.’s Jook and the Authenticity Mirage
When a young white musician gets invited to a house-party, the musicians he plays with show him a slice of blues culture many people assumed had died.
articles  music  culture  History 
12 weeks ago by gmisra
Lyrical Ladies, Writing Women, and the Legend of Lauryn Hill
Joan Morgan’s “She Begat This” looks back at how Lauryn Hill crashed through hip-hop’s glass ceiling, while our critic looks at how the author and a cadre of black women writers did the same for hip-hop music journalism.
articles  hiphop  music  History 
september 2018 by gmisra
History of American Protest Music: Which Side Are You On?
Just as we were in the 1930s and ’60s, America is suffering a moral crisis. We have to decide which side we are on: hate and exclusion, or justice, inclusion, and democracy?
articles  music  History 
september 2018 by gmisra
The Woman Behind the Crossword-Puzzle Craze | The New Yorker
Margaret Farrar is probably the most important person in the world of the crossword puzzle.
articles  crossword  puzzles  History 
september 2018 by gmisra
The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding - The Atlantic
In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.
articles  environment  india  corruption  History 
september 2018 by gmisra
Study reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy
Study reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy
articles  History  aliens  energy 
august 2018 by gmisra
The Hidden Queer History Behind "A League of Their Own"
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League did everything it could to keep lesbians off the diamond. Seventy-five years later, its gay stars are finally opening up.
articles  sports  women  History 
july 2018 by gmisra
The Original Captain Trips
They called him "the Johnny Appleseed of LSD."
articles  psychology  drugs  History 
july 2018 by gmisra
Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life' - Digg
I logged into "Second Life" in the year 2018 A.D. It still exists, sort of.
articles  online_communities  internet  History 
july 2018 by gmisra
Why some countries come together, while others fall apart | Aeon Essays
Nations come with a vast array of peoples, languages and histories, but the strong ones share three simple things
articles  History  politics 
june 2018 by gmisra
he history of the free African American community as told through the family history of most African Americans who were free in the Southeast during the colonial period
articles  History  race  indian_american  immigration 
may 2018 by gmisra
Frozen Pizza History: Ready To Heat, Nearly Ready To Eat
The evolution of the frozen pizza, the ideal form of sustenance for people who have an oven, a microwave, or an aversion to delivery. (Possibly all three.)
articles  food  History 
april 2018 by gmisra
The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street - The Atlantic
Richmond was once the epicenter of black finance. What happened there explains the decline of black-owned banks across the country.
articles  race  History  finance  virginia 
april 2018 by gmisra
The Island that Disappeared
An Englishman searches for what’s left of Providence, a failed Puritan colony in the Caribbean
articles  caribbean  History 
march 2018 by gmisra
Where to Score: Classified Ads from Haight-Ashbury
From September 1966 to February 1969, the Oracle of the City San Francisco—better known as the San Francisco Oracle—published twelve issues of poetry, mysticism, and psychedelic art. Produced in Haight-Ashbury, with contributions by Bruce Conner, Rick Griffin, and Allen Ginsberg, among others, the underground newspaper became exceedingly popular among counterculture communities. Its back-of-the-book classified section was full of sexual propositions and pleas. But it was also populated by ads from parents who begged, longingly, that their kids come home, or at least pick up the phone. In Where to Score, a pocket-size paperback coming out later this month, Jason Fulford and Jordan Stein collect the best of these classifieds and present them anew. Here is a selection.  
articles  sanfrancisco  History 
march 2018 by gmisra
Mont Saint Michel Reveals New Secrets | CNRS News
The Mont Saint Michel was thought to have revealed all its secrets. Yet a group of historians and archaeologists, armed with the latest technologies, are taking advantage of a restoration project to shed new light on the history of this iconic monument, which stretches back more than a thousand years.
articles  france  History 
march 2018 by gmisra
How Tiger Electronics Ruled the Toy Aisle
Tiger Electronics’ LCD-based games shouldn’t have been as successful as they were against the Game Boy. But the company was anything but a failure. Why?
articles  electronics  History  technology 
march 2018 by gmisra
The Artist Who Drew With Computers, Before Computers Were a Thing - SURFACE
Vera Molnár, a little-known founding mother of computational art and thinking, will feature in MoMA’s new exhibition on art and technology, "Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age."
articles  art  History 
february 2018 by gmisra
The Deep Roots of an Italian Song That Sounds Like English—But Is Just Nonsense - Atlas Obscura
In 1972, fascination with American culture spurred an Italian showman to revive a medieval comic tradition.
articles  music  History 
february 2018 by gmisra
American Apartheid | Dissent Magazine
The United States today is less a nation of citizens equal under the law than a nation of citizens living in unequal zip codes. Where we live is both a cause and effect of individuals’ and households’ wealth, health, and wellbeing—the kinds of jobs we have; the quality of our housing, education, medical insurance, and police and fire protection; crime rates and whether or not our neighbors are incarcerated; and bonds of family and community
articles  race  class  History 
january 2018 by gmisra
In 1971, the People Didn’t Just March on Washington — They Shut It Down
The most influential large-scale political action of the ’60s was actually in 1971, and you’ve never heard of it. It was called the Mayday action, and it provides invaluable lessons for today.
articles  History  protest 
december 2017 by gmisra
The Immigration-Obsessed, Polarized, Garbage-Fire Election of 1800
A madman versus a crook? Unexpected twists? Fake news? Welcome to the election of 1800.
articles  politics  History  elections 
december 2017 by gmisra
How the sandwich consumed Britain | The long read | News | The Guardian
The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner.
articles  food  History  united_kingdom 
december 2017 by gmisra
How Land Registry data reveals London’s secret tunnels – Who owns England?
The existence of a secret network of Cold War-era tunnels beneath central London can be confirmed by recently-released Land Registry data, Who Owns England can reveal.
articles  london  History  urban_planning 
december 2017 by gmisra
Why the First Drawings of Neurons Were Defaced | Quanta Magazine
Every exquisite drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the founder of modern neuroscience, is marred by a curious mark. Here is the little-known story behind it.
articles  History  science  research 
october 2017 by gmisra
Caitlin Green: The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast
Although the name 'New England' is now firmly associated with the east coast of America, this is not the first place to be called that. In the medieval period there was another Nova Anglia, 'New England', and it lay far to the east of England, rather than to the west, in the area of the Crimean peninsula. The following post examines some of the evidence relating to this colony, which was said to have been established by Anglo-Saxon exiles after the Norman conquest of 1066 and seems to have survived at least as late as the thirteenth century.
articles  History  migration 
october 2017 by gmisra
The Rock Solid History of Concrete
How limestone, rocks, and volcanic ash built the modern world.
articles  History  construction 
october 2017 by gmisra
The Lost Subways of New York | WNYC
This map shows a grander vision for the New York subway that lost out to tightened budgets and other priorities. It includes eleven planned lines that were never built, as well as seven stations or platforms that were built but eventually taken out of service. Mouse over the abandoned stations and unbuilt lines for details.
articles  maps  History  transit  newyork 
september 2017 by gmisra
America’s Future Is Texas | The New Yorker
With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state’s demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation’s bellwether.
articles  politics  History  texas 
september 2017 by gmisra
Robert Blum, the spy who shaped the world Part 1
Under the guise of a simple professor, Blum pulled the strings of the people pulling the strings
articles  espionage  History 
september 2017 by gmisra
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