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History of Name Changes of Post Offices

History of Name Changes of Post Offices

So far in August this year, President Obama has signed 21 bills into law. Seven of these bills concerned the naming of government-owned buildings and five buildings were post offices. Although infrequent in early history, legislation naming post offices has become a very common practice.About one-fifth of the laws passed by congress in the past […]

Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

On this day in art history, the American social-realist painter, Hale Aspacio Woodruff was born (August 26, 1900). Woodruff once said, “I believe that every artist whatever his racial or national identity should interpret his life experience and beliefs in his own individual manner.” Considered a real voice of civil rights, Hale Woodruff was a […]

History of Human Culture Captured in Five Minute Video?

History of Human Culture Captured in Five Minute Video?

The history of human culture was captured in a five-minute video created by Cultsci.net. Or was it? The video maps the movement of notable figures in history over the past two millennia. In so doing, it professes to have created a visual of the entire pattern of human culture. The video map was created by […]

London Presents ‘120 Years of Tower Bridge’ Exhibition

London Presents ‘120 Years of Tower Bridge’ Exhibition

More than a century old, the Tower Bridge is still very much a part of London life. Officially opened on June 30, 1894 by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII, the original ceremony was not short on grandeur. The Times newspaper reported on July 2, 1894, that on a clear day […]

‘Route 66: The Road and the Romance’ on Exhibit

‘Route 66: The Road and the Romance’ on Exhibit

  The Autry National Center of the American West presents Route 66: The Road and the Romance from June 9, 2014 to January 4, 2015. This is the first exhibition that considers Route 66 from a “national perspective,” according to the Autry. Highlighting over 250 historical artifacts, the Autry exhibit surveys the road’s inception in 1926, from […]

Suzanne Valadon: From Trapeze Performer to Artist

Suzanne Valadon: From Trapeze Performer to Artist

Marie-Clémentine Valadon, better known as Suzanne Valadon was a French Post-Impressionist painter who created compelling, unorthodox and sometimes even “scandalous” figure paintings. She lived a spirited life as tumultuous and sensational as the celebrated epoch of 19th century French art in which she had a critical role. As the daughter of a laundress, the petite […]

Turn: AMC Look at History of U.S. Spy Trade (Review)

Turn: AMC Look at History of U.S. Spy Trade (Review)

Turn, which is the AMC look at the history of the spy trade in the American war of independence, replaces The Walking Dead over the summer. Certainly the whole thing starts quite well, with a man escaping by the skin of his teeth from the King’s mercenary troops by the clever device of borrowing a […]

History Recognizing LBJ Legacy of the Great Society

History Recognizing LBJ Legacy of the Great Society

The history and legacy of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society achievements, long obscured by the Vietnam War, are being recognized with fresh focus in this 50th anniversary year. The trend of reconsidering LBJ’s accomplishments through a lens other than Vietnam began last summer with the release of Director Lee Daniels’ film, The Butler starring […]

Rage Against the Machine: No Love Lost for GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan

Rage Against the Machine: No Love Lost for GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan

  The admiration extended towards Rage Against the Machine and their musical stylings by GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is a one way street, evidently. Ryan, a 7 term Congressman from Wisconsin, revealed last Saturday that Rage Against the Machine is one of his favorite bands. This was an all too obvious attempt […]

Khomeini is defiant against Israel & U.S. Speech says Technology is not negotiable

Khomeini is defiant against Israel & U.S. Speech says Technology is not negotiable

End of the World Talk Looms By DiMarkco Chandler TEHRAN, Iran—The Ayatollah Khomeini delivered a speech Sunday marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In the Speech, Khamemei accused the U.S. and its allies of lying about the threat of nuclear Iran to cover up […]

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