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With Operation Popeye, the U.S. government made weather an instrument of war

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As geo-engineering projects soar, the declassified project is newly relevant. Troops wade through a river in Vietnam. Wikimedia Commons It was a seasonably chilly afternoon in 1974 when Senators Claiborne Pell, a Democrat from Rhode Island, and Clifford Case, a Republican from New Jersey, strode...

Eye Candy for Today: Corot early Spring landscape

Les étangs de ville d’avray (The Ponds of the Village of Avray), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot Link is to Wikimedia Commons; they sourced it from a Sotheby’s auction, so I don’t know the current location of the original — perhaps in a private collection. Corot gives Read More...

How Artists Use Social Media: Poll Results

Image by Jason Howie [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons I've been doing research for a magazine article on the use of social media by artists. As part of the research, I conducted a poll.Show More Summary

We shouldn’t disregard the ideas that come from teens’ developing brains

Teens may be works in progress, but they help society evolve. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through. Wikimedia Commons When the students of Stoneman Douglas High School started class on February 14, it seemed to be a Valentine’s Day like any other. But by 2:30 p.m., it was clear it was a day [...]Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Ignacio Zuloaga portrait

Portrait of the Countess Mathieu de Noailles (Anna Elisabeth de Brancovan), Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta Link is to page with high resolution image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloaga, who was active in the late 19th Read More...

Trump's State of the Union Not Reality for Most Americans

Trump's State of the Union Not Reality for Most Americans Wikimedia Commons Last night, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Working people were quick to point out that most of us don't live in the reality...Show More Summary

Abortion Access, the Supreme Court, and a Troubling Case of Déjà Vu

(Wikimedia Commons) A demonstration in front of the Supreme Court in 2016 I f you are unfamiliar with Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma v. Jegley, it is totally understandable. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America...Show More Summary

Donald Trump: A Year of Making Workplaces More Dangerous

Donald Trump: A Year of Making Workplaces More Dangerous Wikimedia Commons It has been a year since Donald Trump took office. Despite promising to be a friend of workers, Trump has spent much of his first year making our workplaces less...Show More Summary

Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘Reefer Madness’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Miriam Boeri, Associate Professor of Sociology, Bentley University. A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’ Wikimedia Commons In the 1930s, parents across the U.S. were panicked. A new documentary, “Reefer Madness,” suggested that evil marijuana dealers lurked in...

AG Bob Ferguson Takes on Jeff Sessions in Newsweek

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Steven Hsieh Attorney General, chess player, magazine writer JOE MABEL/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is no stranger to writing for American legacy magazines. Back in May, Ferguson put together an...Show More Summary

How Technology is Changing Music to fit Inside Streaming's New Box

Wikimedia Commons Technology shapes and forms. A Roman war chariot could still ride to battle on a modern road. Songs are typically about 3 minutes long because a 78rpm record held about three minutes of sound per side. So it shouldn't...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Silvered Brook by John Fabian Carlson

Silvered Brook, John Fabian Carlson Link is to file page on Wikimedia Commons; I don’t know the status of the original. Swedish-American painter John Fabian Carlson was noted for his scenes of winter woods. I love the way he finds so much variation of color Read More...

This week it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate. Orange you glad it didn’t snow harder? Wikimedia Commons Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday....

Eye Candy for Today: Frits Thaulow’s Winter

Winter, Frits Thaulow Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; downloadble high-res file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway. What better way to celebrate the Winter Solstice than with a super high-resolution image of Read More...

Eye Candy for Today: James Peale miniature portrait

Elizabeth Oliphant, James Peale Watercolor on ivory, roughly 3 x 2 inches (7 x 5.8 cm ). Link is to Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the late 18th, and through the mid 19th centuries, there was a demand for Read More...

Favorite Christmas Movies

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arturo Chavez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Aside from the steady flow of largely unproductive Trump-related outrage from which I am desperately trying to distance...Show More Summary

lionofchaeronea: Inscribed cartouche in the Temple of Horus,...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: Inscribed cartouche in the Temple of Horus, Edfu, bearing the name of Cleopatra VII (r. 51-30 BCE).   Photo credit: © Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson Says He's Going to Sue Over Net Neutrality

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

OKAY BOB WE GET IT by Sydney Brownstone WE GET IT, BOB JOE MABEL/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS This will be his, what, 19th lawsuit against the Trump administration? AG Bob Ferguson just sent out a press release announcing his intention to sue the...Show More Summary

lionofchaeronea: Attic white-ground lekythos depicting a fallow...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: Attic white-ground lekythos depicting a fallow deer.  Artist unknown; ca. 540-525 BCE.  Found at the ancient city of Ialysos, Rhodes; now in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes.  Photo credit: Zde/Wikimedia Commons.

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