Here’s the fourth in the repeat of my Sunday series during the month of December on the fascinating abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely with those 150 years ago who fought to free another oppressed class of people. Show More Summary
A picture book to be published next month takes readers through three centuries of history following a simple recipe for blackberry fool, but it has depths that some people have found troubling. The book is A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat, written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Show More Summary
Oh, sure, the record is 5-25, and yeah, head coach Derek Fisher is presiding over the worst season in New York Knicks' history, but don't let that fool you. It's been only six months since Fish ended his playing career, only three since he wore a suit, not a jersey, on the sideline. Show More Summary
Most of you probably don't know Paul Whitten. He passed away last month, but not before he left us a small piece of history. His daughter provided his personal memoirs in a book titled To Beulah and Back about his role in the bloodiest battle in America's history: the Battle of the Bulge. Whitten was born on a small farm in Mississippi. Show More Summary
SAN ANTONIO — Perhaps the San Antonio Spurs decided they had made enough history for one month. After becoming the first team since 1951 to play in consecutive triple-double overtimes last week (heartbreaking losses to the Memphis Grizzlies...Show More Summary
A new analysis of a Martian rock that meteorite hunters plucked from an Antarctic ice field 30 years ago this month reveals a record of the planet's climate billions of years ago, back when water likely washed across its surface and any life that ever formed there might have emerged.
Baby, it's gray outside. This month is on track to be one of the cloudiest Decembers on record in Chicago, according to National Weather Service data. Today is the 15th day this month without a scrap of sunshine, according to WGN-TVShow More Summary
Most of us know that in its first months and years the Cuban Revolutionary government nationalized and confiscated billions in assets of US corporations. Most of us think of that as something for the history books, not the ledger books. Show More Summary
This month, director Ava DuVernay made film history when she because the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director for her extraordinary “Selma.” No small feat since that also makes her only the third black director ever to be nominated for a Golden Globe as best director, male or female. Show More Summary
Eight months ago, Dontre Hamilton, a homeless black man with a history of mental illness, was sleeping on a bench in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney was ordered to do a safety check on...Show More Summary
(Today's post is by Cassandra L. Yacovazzi, who just this month defended her dissertation and received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri -- our congratulations to her! Cassandra joined 23 scholars (graduate students,...Show More Summary
Here’s the third in the repeat of my Sunday series during the month of December of the fascinating abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely with those 150 years ago who fought to free another oppressed class of people. Show More Summary
The magnificent history and diversity of birds on Earth came into sharper focus this month with the publication of 28...
A former White House advisor has taken the brave step of coming forward to affirm that global warming–of as they are calling it this month, “climate change”–is the “greatest scientific
The series finale of The Colbert Report was the most-watched episode in its history with 2.5 million viewers. For comparison sake: Earlier this month, when Colbert rushed in where Democrats feared to tread — hosting President Obama not...Show More Summary
In Latin American natural history, the achievements of outsiders often eclipse homegrown science and study, but Latino Natural History, a digital exhibition that launched this month, spotlights their contributions.
With a history as long and controversial as Marilyn Manson‘s, you better believe that we here at Bloody-Disgusting have taken notice and are gonna show some love. And with The Pale Emperor coming out in a month, we wanted to take the time to rank his albums from worst to best, something that was no […]
Frederick, MD – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was on hand at Shadow Farm, a 53-acre farm in Lucketts, Va., last month for a histori…
Jason Torchinsky, "A very common word was invented by Dodge", Jalopnik 12/15/2014: Dodge is known for producing many things, most notably cars, minivans, and sometimes large, lingering clouds of tire smoke. Oh, and the K-Car. But one thing I didn't realize was that they're also in the word business, coining an extremely common word way back […]
Almost all the historical evidence is now pointing toward an oil price rally over the next three months. That's according to data from EidoSearch, a new tool that projects potential changes in financial data based on how previous similar trends have played out. Show More Summary