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Get Ready for DC Labor and Film Fests

The second annual DC LaborFest begins May and runs the entire month and includes the 15th annual DC Labor FilmFest, as well as labor arts, including music, theater, poetry, books, art and history. The DC LaborFest features one of the most well-established film festivals in the world dedicated to showcasing labor art and screening films featuring workers and workers’ issues.

In Modern History, April is the Killing Month

A century ago, on 24 April 1915, Ottoman authorities began to arrest hundreds of Armenian intellectuals. They were deported and most were later executed. The day is now commemorated worldwide as the start of the Armenian genocide, when...Show More Summary

Novak Djokovic Entering Rarified Air with Recent Dominance

Savor these moments, tennis fans, because you're witnessing history in the making. Not many players have ever had a run like Novak Djokovic is currently enjoying. He's put a stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking over the last six months,...Show More Summary

Lucy Mangan on… 150 years of Alice in Wonderland.

Our resident blogger and expert on all things bookish reflects on the history of Alice in Wonderland and why we still love Lewis Caroll’s tale 150 years on. We’ll be reading this month’s post with a cup of tea and a jam tart.  “Many a day we rowed together on that quiet stream – the three […]

MAJOR MUSICIANS BLAST TIDAL: 'This thing is going to fail miserably'

Jay Z's $20-per-month artist-owned streaming music service, Tidal, launched last month with a star-studded presentation and the promise  to “forever change the course of music history.” Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Kanye West,...Show More Summary

Senate Makes History By Confirming Loretta Lynch As U.S. Attorney General

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Loretta Lynch was confirmed as U.S. attorney general on Thursday after months of GOP delays, making history by becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. Lynch was confirmed in the Senate 56 to 43. AllShow More Summary

Confederate History Month: An Embarrassing Abomination

Many of us think of April as the heart of spring, when life renews with a comforting exuberance and riot of color. Some think of Earth Day, a celebration to protect the little blue dot we call home. But others have a different more sinister celebration in mind. Seven state governments have designated April as Confederate History Month. Show More Summary

First look: Clear, the iOS app that vets your social media history for indiscretions

Going for a sensitive job, or just friended your new romantic interest on Facebook, and want to make sure your drunken post from six months ago isn’t going to come back to bite you? That’s the experience Hipster co-founder Ethan Czahor had when he was hired as Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer. Journalists went digging […]

Today in Media History: The seizure of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez

Fifteen years ago today the news media reported on the seizure of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez by armed U.S. federal agents. The story had begun a few months earlier: “On Thanksgiving Day 1999, 5-year old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez is discovered floating in an inner tube by fishermen off the coast of Florida. Show More Summary

3D NYC Timelapse: 500 Years of History in 1 WTC Elevator Ride

Riding to the top observation deck of 1 World Trade Center opening next month, visitors will be treated to a dizzying view of the city below, but not the one...

Watch The History Of NYC Unfold From Inside The Freedom Tower's Elevator

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Starting next month, visitors to the new 1 World Trade Center will be treated to a fully immersive time-lapse of New York’s ever-changing cityscape, during their elevator trip to the 102nd floor – but you can get a sneak peek of the experience right here, right now. Read more...

T Magazine: A Christie’s Auction Brings Together the Art, and History, of Jeff Koons and Martin Kippenberger

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Two works by the artists, owned by the publishing giant Benedikt Taschen (and both formerly in the hands of Koons), are being sold alongside each other next month.

Breakfast Club Script Found in School Cabinet

Officials clearing out filing cabinets at Illinois' Maine South High School ahead of a move to a neighboring building last month uncovered a piece of movie history: a first draft of John Hughes' screenplay for the 1985 classic The Breakfast Club, dated Sept. 21, 1983. If you're wondering how it...

"A more catholic American Catholic Historical Association," Part II: Recapping the Spring Meeting of the ACHA

[This month Cushwa welcomes Michael Skaggs (@maskaggs), who is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Notre Dame, to recap the recent ACHA Spring Meeting.] Michael Skaggs From March 26 to March 28, the University of Notre Dame hosted the American Catholic Historical Association’s 2015 Spring Meeting. Show More Summary

A History of Zac Efron and Sami Miró's Sweetest Social Media Snaps

5 days agoNews : CitizenSugar

It's been almost six months since Zac Efron and Sami Miró first emerged as a couple, and since then, we've only seen glimpses of their budding romance. Most of their adorable moments have come courtesy of Sami herself, who recently explained why she doesn't hide her relationship from the limelight. Show More Summary

Elevator Journey To The Top Of 1 World Trade Center Features Spectacular Time-Lapse History Of New York

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When the observatory at One World Trade Center opens next month, visitors will be treated to not just a 360-degree view of the Big Apple, but also a brisk -- and breathtaking -- elevator ride down up memory lane. As The New York Times...Show More Summary

CIO Rob Carter Transforms FedEx Into A Cloud Centric Enterprise

Rob Carter is on the short list of the finest CIOs in history anywhere. I have profiled his accomplishments in an interview published roughly one year ago. A few months ago, Carter spoke at the Forbes CIO conference with his CEO, FedEx founder Fred Smith.  First, it was readily apparent how [...]

This viral video from Microsoft on how girls feel about science is fantastic

A YouTube video Microsoft released last month called "Girls Do Science" has gone viral, with over 2.1 million views. In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History month, Microsoft talked to a bunch of girls about how they feel about science. Show More Summary

Jim Boggess: ‘White History Month’ NJ Deli Owner Raising Money On GoFundMe After Backlash

Jim Boggess, a New Jersey deli owner, suffered major backlash in March from his ‘White History Month’ sign. Well, he’s now raising money to try to recoup some losses. If you haven’t followed the story, in an attempt to show a month of...Show More Summary

This deli owner seeks monetary reparations for business lost due to his "White History Month" sign.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

Celebrate your heritage by driving some dummy out of business. I'm a white guy whose great-grandparents took various boats over from Italy more than a century ago. My wife is a white woman who was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia before moving to New York City in her 30s. Show More Summary

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