Archive for the ‘History’ Category

History of lolcats

July 20, 2010

[Via The Presurfer]

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Leonora Carrington: Britain’s lost surrealist

July 11, 2010

I have been enamored with Leonora Carrington’s work since college, and was pleased to find this short film about her online.  The work below is her painting Tuesday.

[Via Nag on the Lake]

History of Art

April 28, 2010

[From Blame it on the Voices]

JibJab’s take on 2009

December 29, 2009

[Thx Laura]

The decade according to 9-year-olds

December 14, 2009

A fascinating look at what kids born in 2000 have to say about the decade that’s about to end.

[Via AMERICAblog]

High fidelity

November 20, 2009

I just bought my first iPod today (a Touch) so I was amused by this ancient ad for portable stereos.

[From Eat Liver]

My new favorite site (for now)

November 5, 2009

Black and WTF.

bwtfladies

Bowie at 17

October 24, 2009

David Bowie, at 17 years old, spearheads the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men in 1964.

This one time at band camp

October 16, 2009

From Shorpy: “Summer camp on the banks of the Potomac.”  From 1915.

band camp

The Civil War in Four Minutes

October 11, 2009

This fascinating video, a must-see for anyone interested in this period of American history, has been around for a few years.  Offered as a video exhibit at the Lincoln Library and Museum, it shows the progress made by both sides throughout the U.S. Civil War, including the changing territorial lines and casualties inflicted in each battle.

[Via Cynical-C]