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How Abolitionists Taught Their Children About Slavery

Rebecca Onion highlights some pages from Lewis Tappan’s anti-slavery children’s magazine that he ran in the late 1830s. Because the American Anti-Slavery Society favored complete and immediate emancipation, writes historian Christopher D. Show More Summary

Bigotry in Char-O's op-ed pages

Stirring the prejudicial pot: Argument four is the most troubling. Our society is increasingly moving from common sense accommodation of differences to a push for radical acceptance and approval of lifestyles that the vast majority of...Show More Summary

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ — DC Comics Teased Easter Egg Props Tied To Justice Society Of America Heroes

Some nice Instagram teases by DC Comics and captioned with the Legends of Tomorrow TV show nomenclature were put forth on their social media page recently, according to Collider. Now, these Easter egg teases may or may not be an indicator of the characters to be appearing on the show. Show More Summary

How An 1830s Children's Magazine Taught Hard Truths About Slavery

From 1836 to 1839, the American Anti-Slavery Society published The Slave's Friend, a juvenile periodical edited by abolitionist Lewis Tappan. Each issue, specially sized to fit small hands, was sixteen pages in length, and featured a mix of stories, news items, and poems meant to gently, but firmly, tell white children about the evils of slavery. Show More Summary

Watch Pages of Death, the long-lost anti-porn public information film

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Oregon Historical Society has posted Pages of Death, a "long-lost" anti-pornography movie in similar vein to the legendary Reefer Madness: "These kids can pick up girly magazines and sex-violence stuff all over town!" It was released in 1962, much later than most of those propaganda exploitation flicks. Show More Summary

Drawn in Stereo captures the art of noise

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages from this book at Wink. In my other life as a board member of The Rock Poster Society, the phrase “rock art” just about always equals “rock posters.” For Michael Gillette, though, whose beautiful Drawn in Stereo was published last fall by AMMO Books, rock art encompasses a whole lot more than concert advertisements. Show More Summary

Controversial breastfeeding meme is either cute or end of society, depending who you ask.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Breastfeeding Mama Talk is a popular Facebook page devoted to, you guessed it, moms talking about breastfeeding. It's a mix of informative articles and goofy memes. The posts are all largely positive and the comments supportive, despite how controversial and divisive breastfeeding frequently is on the Internet. Show More Summary

Wikipedia At 15: Here’s What It Looks Like

“Today, the site is available in 280 languages. A new Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each of Wikipedia’s top 10 languages provides a window on how people in different societies and cultures use the international reference tool.”

Who Are The Secular Theists/Creationists?

On today's Washington Post editorial page, George Will propounds on "Creationists of the Secular Kind," (whom he also calls "Secular Theists") whom he sees as far worse for society and the economy than the "religious creationists." He...Show More Summary

The Iconic Style of Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Growing up I was always memorized by the style of Jacqueline de Ribes. I would tear through the society pages in my mother's Women's Wear Daily and amidst all the socialites photographed at charity functions and back tie events, one woman would grab my attention like no other. Show More Summary

Call for Entries - UK Open Art Exhibitions 2016

I've just completed my 'end of year' update of this page - UK National Art Societies: Open Exhibitions 2016 on my blog. It provides summary details of all the major open art exhibitions in the UK in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The art of secret societies: beehives, goats, and the all-seeing eye

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages from this book at Wink. My own initiation into Freemasonry was one of the highlights of my adult life. The marvelous rituals and the delightful imparting of “secrets” are sublime, but they are threaded with a hint of anachronistic camp. Show More Summary

The 'Nintendo in-print' Holiday gift guide

While much of modern society has moved on to the world of "electrons and information", there are two demographics that still eat up the printed page: kids and old people. Interestingly enough, these are also the two age groups who often love Nintendo the most. Show More Summary

Writer Mike Garley Loads Up 'The Kill Screen' [Back Pages]

The Kill Screen is a comic that shows a world where computers have run rampant --- not on society, as you might expect, but rather within society. As a virus. Created by Mike Garley, Josh Sherwell and letterer Mike Stock, the series sees computers literally infecting people and places into digitised oblivion, glitched and broken. Show More Summary

Facebook launches fundraising tools for nonprofits

Facebook is testing a new fundraising tool that will allow nonprofits to host campaigns on their Facebook page. The company is partnering with 37 organizations including National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the World Wildlife fund to try out the new functionality. The interface allows nonprofits to set up a page for a fundraising campaign where the […]

Weak Messages Create Bad Situations – A manifesto based on suppressed thoughts

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages at Wink. According to artist David Shrigley’s message on the back cover of his book, Weak Messages Create Bad Situations, “We are in a bad situation and weak messages are to blame. Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. Show More Summary

Brilliant! Govt. To Stop Physical Publishing of 3.5Cr Pages Of Gazette Notifications; Moves To ePublishing on Massive Scale

The core values of Digital India are embedded in making India a digitally empowered nation, which helps our society, culture and environment. Breaking the status quo remains one of the pillars of this mission. Continuing with this vision, Indian Govt. Show More Summary

Political Debates on German vs US TV: Paging John Stewart

Last week I spent a few days with family, friends and startups in Germany. When I was at my parents we watched a television debate about Islam, religious freedom and German society. I was struck by the stark contrast to most political...Show More Summary

The Redemption of Neil Strauss

The only edition of Neil Strauss’ The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists available at my local bookstore comes bound in gold-embossed faux leather with gilded page edges and a satiny red ribbon to mark your place....Show More Summary

Party City Allegedly Bans Woman from Company Facebook Page for Criticizing Sexist Costumes

5 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Halloween season tends to reveal a lot about the way society as a whole profits from and pigeonholes marginalized groups. In addition to the transphobia and racism of many costumes, the outfit options available for very young children--particularly the ones sold at chain stores--often reinforce sexist gender norms.

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