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Iran as a Tourist Destination: Tips For Americans Visiting the Middle Eastern Country

Last week, NPR broadcast a story entitled ‘You Are Invited’: Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists, which juxtaposed the revolution’s slogan, “Death to America,&... via

This letter from George Washington marks the birth of American espionage

A letter written by George Washington to one of his closest confidants more than 200 years ago served as the launching point for a spy network that played a critical role in the American Revolution. The letter, which is currently onShow More Summary

Confessions Of A Ramen Master

Taka Igo, executive chef at Santouka, explains why he wouldn't want to do anything else with his life. Despite the damage to his love-life. While working on her story on the American ramen revolution, Fast Company contributing writer...Show More Summary

Here's a chart of interest rates since 3000 B.C.

Good morning! Over the weekend, we highlighted a chart of US Treasury yields since the American Revolution. And now for the really big picture, via a speech from the Bank of England's Andy Haldane — and flagged in a research note byShow More Summary

How Japanese Marketing Secrets Sparked The American Ramen Revolution

The noodle has delighted and dominated the culinary world. Why? Decoding the spicy hype behind simple bowls of soup. In the dead of winter, a Japanese ramen chain called Santouka decided to launch an outpost in Cambridge, Massachusetts, right across the street from Harvard Yard. Read Full Story

Culture Wars and Studying History (II)

Gordon Wood is an esteemed historian of the American Revolution. He’s probably most famous for The Radicalism of the American Revolution, which was popular but not universally acclaimed due to the fact that the American Revolution was primarily radical only if you accept Gordon Wood’s rather stretched definition of the word “radical.” That Wood’s version […]

4th Conference on the American Revolution, 20-22 Mar.

On 20-22 March, America’s History, L.L.C., will host its fourth annual Conference on the American Revolution in Williamsburg, Virginia.Scheduled speakers include: Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty: “Enigmatic Warrior: Light-Horse Harry...Show More Summary

Read some of George Washington’s most inspirational sayings

last weekNews : The Raw Story

This month marks the 283rd birthday of George Washington, the U.S.’s first and perhaps most famous president. Born in 1732 to a Virginia plantation family, Washington went on the become one of the leaders of the American Revolution and was sworn in as the new nation’s first president on April 30...

America’s founding obsession: What we really talk about when we talk about the founding fathers

Even centuries later, the memory of the American Revolution is abused in the service of political gain. Here's why

How the Revolution Forged Washington

George Washington entered the Revolution as a member of Virginia’s planter aristocracy who still toasted the king. He emerged at its end thinking of himself as American.

"Hamilton": A Hip-Hop Musical

The new off-Broadway musical Hamilton is pure genius. Don’t take my word for it: the show about Alexander Hamilton—George Washington’s aide-de-camp during the American Revolution, primary author of the Federalist Papers, and the nation’s first Treasury secretary—is becoming a cultural phenomenon. Show More Summary

Daniel Henney Cast In ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff

Daniel Henney (Wolverine, NBC’s Revolution) has joined the cast of  CBS' Criminal Minds planted spinoff which will air as an episode of the mothership series this season. The proposed spinoff follows FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad, with Gary Sinise playing their boss, Jack Garrett. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: February 9, 1777: Washington to Clinton

[Letter to James Clinton, February 9, 1777]( >Morristown, to Brigadier General James Clinton, 1777 February 9. 2p. >Head Qrs. Morristown Feby 9th: 1777. >Sir >GeneralShow More Summary

Wynton Marsalis Takes Concertgoers Through a Symphony of Blues

Taking their seats, the symphony orchestra begins with a wave of the conductor’s baton, led by the cheerful sound of the piccolo and the rhythm of the drums—which the program notes is supposed to signify the American Revolution and the birth of the possibility of the blues.

Will Cuba’s ‘Yankee Comandante’ Come Home?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

An American guerilla fighter fought alongside Castro during the revolution, but then he grew disillusioned and was executed. Now, his widow fights to bring his body home.

Is Broadcast Radio Losing American Teens?

By Kyle Bylin, author of Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution. Edison Research, a New Jersey-based market research firm, introduced its “Share of Ear” study in June 2014, where it showed the share of everything in the audio space. Show More Summary

Americans and Washington

Trust in the government is embarrassingly low. These are the seeds for a peaceful and constitutional revolution.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Grabs $1.5M At The B.O.: IMAX As TV’s Next Great Revolution

While American Sniper continued to mow down box office records in its sixth weekend, as well as any new wide release in its path, an anomaly occurred at the box office: Warner Bros.’ IMAX presentation of HBO’s Game of Thrones made $1.5M from 205 playdates for a per theater of $7,323. Show More Summary

Distracted Driving Reveals the Growing Rift Between Tech and Policy

It’s rare that a new technology threatens to fundamentally change an entire facet of American life, but we may be on the verge of just such a revolution. Make that two revolutions, actually: the world’s tech companies are in the process of pioneering wearable technology, and all the while Google has been toiling away on [...]Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: January 28, 1945: John Burgoyne

Wikipedia: [John Burgoyne]( >On the outbreak of the American war, he was appointed to a command, and arrived in Boston in May 1775.... In 1776, he was atShow More Summary

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