From the Archives: The 1942 Battle of L.A.

24 Feb

Seventy-five years ago was “The Battle of Los Angeles.” Read about it from the archives of the Los Angeles Times: From the Archives: The 1942 Battle of L.A. – LA Times

The Colors of Japanese Internment

20 Feb

The rich colors of Bill Manbo’s photos remind us that the World War II internment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain, Wyoming took place in the same vivid hues as the present. Peruse some of Manbo’s photographs here at the New Yorker: The Colors of Japanese Internment – The New Yorker

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

20 Feb

Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color to hold the post of Librarian of Congress, is a quiet but fierce defender of creative freedom. Read Sarah Larson’s fine story on her here at the New Yorker: The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility – The New Yorker

How Wikipedia Is Cultivating an Army of Fact-Checkers to Battle Fake News

14 Feb

The online encyclopedia has been fact-checking the Internet for more than 15 years. Now it wants to bring its skeptical eye to the masses: How Wikipedia Is Cultivating an Army of Fact-Checkers to Battle Fake News

When Religious Biography Is Not Hagiography: Woodrow Wilson

14 Feb

A new book on Woodrow Wilson illustrates that religious biography need not be hagiography. Read Chris Gehrz’s review here: When Religious Biography Is Not Hagiography: Woodrow Wilson

The Real Bowling Green Massacre, or, Irony, thy name is history

6 Feb

Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway’s fictitious Bowling Green Massacre overlooks a real, historical massacre of Lenape Indians that took place in 1643. Read about it here at Indian Country Media Network: The Real Bowling Green Massacre – Indian Country Media Network

Were Colonial Men Obsessed With Their Calves?

6 Feb

Putting one’s best foot forward? Discerning truths and half-truths about calves–men’s, not bovine’s … Read Cara Giaimo’s fascinating post at Atlas Obscura: Were Colonial Men Obsessed With Their Calves? | Atlas Obscura

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