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Sunday Word: The abolitionist history behind “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

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

Just Desserts in a New Children’s Book?

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

Despite Losses, Derek Fisher Can Still Be a Good Coach

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

Battle of the Bulge Survivor Dies Before The 70th Anniversary Of America's Great Win

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 Spurs Tough Road Back to Top of Western Conference Just Beginning

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

Tales from a Martian rock: New chemical analysis of ancient Martian meteorite provides clues to planet's history of habitability

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.

December on pace to be cloudiest in Chicago history

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

Fascinating Story

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

A Conversation with Director Ava DuVernay and Actor David Oyelowo

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

Scott Walker Calls Out National Guard To Quell Peaceful Protesters

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

Rome in America: Reflections on the 2014 Rome Seminar

(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

Sunday Word: The abolitionist history behind “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

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

Here’s the new bird family tree. It’s amazing.

The magnificent history and diversity of birds on Earth came into sharper focus this month with the publication of 28...

VIDEO: Frmr White House Space Agency Advisor: Climate Change ‘Greatest Scientific Fraud in History

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

Historic 2.5 Million Watch Colbert Immortalized On Series Finale

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

Latin American Naturalists Step Out of the Shadows

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

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.

[From Worst To Best] Marilyn Manson’s Albums!

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 […]

Flying Dog Set to Make Farm Brewery Destination in Lucketts, VA

Frederick, MD – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was on hand at Shadow Farm, a 53-acre farm in Lucketts, Va., last month for a histori…

Fake word history of the month

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 […]

Oil Is Headed Toward A Major Recovery If History Has Taught Us Anything

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

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