Beyond the Surface: Breast Cancer.
'Will I survive this? Must I take chemo? Will I lose
my breast? Is it my fault? I've been so diligent about self
exams and mammograms! I don't want to tell anyone. I can't
stop talking about it. I hate vomiting. How will everything
be taken care of? I'm strong. It won't lick me! I can't
remember a thing the doctor said. I'll read everything on
the subject. My hair will fall out. Will I die? I'm not
ready to die. I'm scared. It doesn't have to be the end.
It's just a rough spot in the road. Shall I have
reconstruction? Are implants dangerous? There are other
types of reconstruction-other surgeries. Maybe I'll just
accept the change. First half with; last half without. Just
think: no bra. I want to grow old. The environment has
become so toxic. No wonder there's so much cancer. Why me?
OK. I didn't ask for this, but I can do it. I'll be fine.
I'll be fine.'
Many Swans: Sun
Myth of the North American
Indians, Amy Lowell, 1920 '"Many Swans" is based upon a Kathlamet
legend, the main theme and
many of the episodes of which I have retained, while at the same time
augmenting and freely
departing from it in order to gain a wider symbolism. Four of the songs
in my poem are real Indian
songs, one is an adaptation, the others are merely in the Indian idiom.
In the interest of
atmospheric truth, I have felt at liberty to make occasional use of
Indian expressions and turns of
thought, and I here wish to record my gratitude to that small body of
indefatigable workers in that
field of Indian folk-lore and tradition whose careful and exact
translations of Indian texts have
made them accessible to those who, like myself, have not the Indian
A Brilliant Madness: The
Story of Nobel Prize Winning
Mathematician John Nash. 'A Brilliant Madness is the story of a
mathematical genius whose career
was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash,
a stunningly original and
famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that
aliens were communicating with
him and that he was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid
schizophrenia, Nash spent the next
three decades in and out of mental hospitals, all but forgotten. During
that time, a proof he had
written at the age of 20 became a foundation of modern economic theory.
In 1994, as Nash began to
show signs of emerging from his delusions, he was awarded a Nobel
Prize in Economics. The program
features interviews with John Nash, his wife Alicia, his friends and
colleagues, and experts in game
theory and mental illness.'
Edison's Miracle of
Light. 'In September 1878,
when Thomas Edison announced his intention to harness Niagara Falls and
produce a safe, electric
light system, gas stocks plummeted on Wall Street. It was said that soon,
only the rich could afford
candles. While "the Wizard of Menlo Park" and his staff would, in time,
develop all the components
needed for an electrical system -- bulbs, sockets, switches, wires,
junction boxes, power meters,
voltage regulators -- Edison himself became caught in a web of personal,
patent, and corporate
battles. In the end, Thomas Edison revolutionized the world, yet lost
control of the industry that
he founded ... '
George Wallace: Settin'
the Woods on Fire. 'Four
times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, he
was feared as a racist demagogue
and admired as a politician who spoke his mind. A lightning rod for
controversy, Wallace both
reflected and provoked tensions in American society over more than four
decades. This film traces
the rise of the firebrand politician from his roots in rural Alabama to
the assassination attempt
that suddenly transformed him. '
Hopping Down in
Kent. 'Hops, the ingredient that
adds bitterness to beer, have been grown in Kent since the 16th century.
In Victorian times it was
the biggest industry in the county. Every September the plants were ready
to be picked and casual
workers from Kent, London, Sussex and East Anglia would come to Kent to
work in the hop gardens for
6 weeks. Once the hops were picked, they were dried out in oast houses
and sold to the breweries ...'
Lutes. 'The term lute is
used to describe a family of stringed instruments having a resonator
body, a long or short neck, and
strings positioned parallel to the soundboard. For instance, mandolins,
guitars, and bowed
instruments, like violins and cellos, would fall under this classification.
One hand is used to stop
the strings against frets tied to the neck to create different pitches,
while the other hand plucks
the strings ... '
Selected Papers of Great
American Physicists. 'The
roll call is impressive, Franklin, Henry, Gibbs, Rowland, Michelson,
Millikan, Compton; a signer of
the Declaration of Independence and first great American physicist, a
founder and second President
of the National Academy of Sciences, the first great American theoretical
physicist, the first
President of The American Physical Society and the first three American
Nobel Prize winners in
Physics. The selections stop short of the last fifty years since
choices involving living people and
their deceased colleagues are difficult to make.'
The Feral Eye
Cartoons. "The one thing that
New Zealand and Australia have in common, apart from brave soldiers,
sheep, feral possums and Jane
Campion movies is a long history of black and white cartoonists who,
between them, have taken on the
world. Terry Sedgwick is another of them - an amusing, zealous,
admonishing cartoonist. More power
to his inkpot." - PHILLIP ADAMS ... WRITER, BROADCASTER, FILMMAKER.
Mr. Oblivious. Cartoons
and comic strips about a nice
little man who is completely oblivious.
The Triangle Factory Fire of 1911.
'This site includes selected information on a terrible and unnecessary
tragedy involving the death of many young working women in a New York
City sweatshop at the beginning of the 20th century and the resulting
investigations and reforms. You will find original documents, oral
histories, and photographs. You can hear and read first-hand accounts
by survivors and others that will provide a glimpse into the lives of
workers and a sense of the horrors of a factory fire that claimed the
lives of 146 young workers. '
'Images of all 18 lithographs from Delacroix's Faust series are now
available for online viewing, along with the original folio's cover
images by Devéria.'
Archivaria: An Assortment of Interesting Items from the South Carolina
State Archives. 'As custodian of South Carolina's permanently
valuable government records, the Department of Archives and History
holds one of our nation's richest collections of historical
documentation. Its records, dating from 1671 to the recent past,
document our rights and the stewardship of our democratic form of
government and provide a window into more than three centuries of life
in South Carolina. These records are the people's treasure.'
Manet's The Railway:
An In-Depth Study. 'This Web feature, adapted from the National
Gallery's MicroGallery, focuses on Edouard Manet's painting, The
Railway. It discusses the creator, whose depictions of modern life
greatly influenced other artists and writers of his time, and examines
the context of the painting in relation to the rapidly changing city of
Paris of the late-nineteenth century. '
The Architecture of Wales. 'The exhibits are arranged into nine
themes some of which accord with building function, namely Domestic
Architecture; Public Architecture; Public Utilities; Industrial,
Commercial, and Military Architecture; Religious Architecture; Lost
Houses; Unfulfilled Conceptions; R.E. Bonsall : Examples from an
Aberystwyth Practice; Photographs and Postcards. . '
The Architecture of Donald Singer 1964-99. 'Donald Singer came of
age in the early 1960s during an era that imposed revolutionary social
and political change on American society. A mandatory aspect of informal
60s education included an automobile trip "on the road" to seek out
one's muses. Indeed, while Singer was still a student, he made several
expeditions across the country visiting buildings designed by well-known
architects, including an obligatory pilgrimage to the West to call on
Frank Lloyd Wright and to see the Taliesin studio. He never managed to
meet FLW personally but, during that and subsequent cross-country road
adventures, he was able to visit many of Wright's residential and
commercial buildings. Singer later became an avid collector of FLW
printed materials and objects and three items from his collection are
included in the exhibit.' 'Even though he was profoundly influenced
by Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas and structures, Singer's artistry is all
his own. His architectural "style" is quintessentially modern. His
buildings reflect the best theories of 20th century modernity and are
constructed with distinctive 20th century materials. His edifices are
elegant, clean, spare, orderly spaces that are sensitively and
economically integrated into their surrounding environments and that are
perfectly suited for 20th century living and working.'
Archaeology of the Central Artery Project: Highway to the Past.
'Boston's Big Dig is the largest federally funded highway construction
project in the United States. The project includes replacing the
elevated Southeast Expressway (I-93) with an underground tunnel and
constructing a third tunnel across Boston Harbor to Logan Airport. When
completed, the Central Artery will be one of the most modern highway
systems in the world, but in the archaeological sense it is a "Highway
to the Past."' 'It may seem surprising that archaeology is a
component of the "Big Dig." In fact, all federally sponsored
construction projects must consider the effects they may have on
archaeological sites. The Central Artery passes through several Boston
neighborhoods and in a few places significant archaeological sites were
in its path. That is how the Central Artery turned out to be a "highway
to the past" as well as to the future.' 'In order to preserve the
remains of these neighborhoods for future study and enjoyment,
archaeologists excavated several significant sites. As archaeologists
removed the layers of soil, they revealed more than 7,000 years of
Boston's prehistory and history. As you stroll through the gallery you
will explore four of Boston's neighborhoods: Charlestown, the North End,
South Boston, and the area of Massachusetts Bay. The sites document the
daily struggle to provide food, clothing, and shelter for the family, as
well as the effort to find a little time for rest and recreation.
Whether the excavations evoke images of Native Americans spending a fall
afternoon on Spectacle Island, a Puritan learning to bowl, or a glass
blower toiling in front of a hot furnace, each story provides a
fascinating glimpse into the past. Through archaeology these unwritten
stories come to life.'
Virtual Iceland Field Trips.
'Interactive geological map of Iceland showing 7 areas for which virtual
field trips can be viewed. Choose, for example, according to the
geology or age of the country to see the variation in landscape. '
Biblical Scholarship and the Catholic University
'Since the founding of The Catholic University of America (CUA) the
study of Scripture has been one of its foremost disciplines. Throughout
its history CUA has worked alongside other organizations, like the
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and the Catholic Biblical Association
to create a uniquely Catholic scholarly community. This online exhibit
draws on the materials housed in the American Catholic History Research
Center and University Archives to document the history of Biblical studies
in America. '
Investigating Bellini's Feast of
the Gods. 'Around 1512, the Duke of Ferrara commissioned Giovanni
Bellini to paint this masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, which now
hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Dosso Dossi
subsequently decorated a gallery for the Duke, and, in 1522, painted
over half of Bellini's canvas. Seven years later, Titian repainted the
Feast of the Gods again. What did the earlier versions look like? How
much of each artist's work do we see today? What motivated these
unprecedented changes? '
'For centuries these questions remained unanswered. In the last Fifty
years, technical innovations in conservation science have enabled
specialists at the National Gallery to obtain X-ray, infrared and cross-
section data. This information has proved crucial in dispelling the
mystery surrounding this painting.'
Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People, by Mariana Monteiro,
'In placing before the reader this collection of Basque legends, fairy
tales, ballads, and popular stories having their origin in the ancient
traditions which formed a portion of the sacred inheritance bequeathed
to the Basque people by their forefathers, and handed down by word of
mouth from generation to generation; I have thought that a few remarks
would not be out of place concerning the moral and historical importance
which these legends and tales possess, as being the reflection of the
ideas and faithful echo of the sentiments of past generations.' 'If
at one time these legends were viewed with contempt by superficial minds
that could not perceive behind the simplicity of their form the great
lessons which they inculcated, and the lofty sentiments they
enclosed, these very tales and legends are in our day becoming the
objects of the attention and study of deep thinkers who, by the meagre
light which these tales alone afford them, are able to penetrate the
shadows left by those ancient societies that have disappeared from the
face of the globe, carrying along with them the secrets of their ideas,
civilization, and life, because these traditions constitute the archives
of the people, the treasures of their science and of their beliefs; they
are the records of the lives of their forefathers, the landmarks of the
grandeur of their past history ... '
The Appalachian Garden. A virtual tour. 'Gardens were a part of
every Appalachian homeplace, supplying fresh vegetables in the spring
and summer and canned and dried vegetables in winter.'
'Seeds were saved from one planting season to the next, and often passed
down through many generations. This practice has remained alive in
southern Appalachia, preserving countless old-fashioned "heritage"
seeds. Several of the plants growing in the museum's garden are
descendants of seeds passed down by different families in the region and
are noted on the plant labels located throughout the garden.'
Berea Stories. History of Berea College in Kentucky through a campus
map, artifacts, photographs.
Time Pieces. 'Let us take you on a journey through an interwoven
history of Berea College, the town of Berea, the Appalachian region, the
United States, and the world. As you explore each thread, keep in mind
that these events are all connected to each other. '
The Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada. 'The Anti-Slavery Society of
Canada was the last of several short-lived anti-slavery societies in
Canada. These societies were part of an international abolitionist
movement supported by leading moral thinkers of the day in Britain,
Europe and the United States. This 1851 Society was founded by the
Honourable George Brown, later a Father of Confederation, his family and
associates on February 26, 1851 in Toronto. The Reverend Dr. Michael
Willis, Principal of Knox College and Senator of the University of
Toronto, who was President of the Society, opened the proceedings. The
anti-slavery speeches, commentaries and announcements were published in
George Brown's newspaper The Globe.'
'The focus of the Society's attention was the United States since in
Canada slavery had been in decline from 1793 and was formally abolished
in 1834. In 1793, under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor John
Graves Simcoe, a bill had been passed by the Legislature of Upper Canada
making it illegal to bring a person into the colony to be enslaved.
Slavery formally ended in Canada in 1834 after the British Parliament
passed an act abolishing the institution throughout the Empire. When the
Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1851, slavery was still being
practised in the southern United States. ' 'The strength of the Anti-
Slavery Society of Canada can be attributed to the fact that it brought
together leading abolitionists, both Black and White, from churches
including the Congregationalist and Free Presbyterian, as well as from
the business, professional and political elite. The anti-slavery
movement included representatives from the "Underground Railroad"
refugee community, American intellectuals and orators such as Frederick
Douglass and Reverend Bishop Jermain Logeum, and others who were agents
of the Society. '
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History.
'Soviet history, like few others, has a beginning and an end. Born in a
surge of optimism on October 25, 1917, and dissolving in chaos on December
8, 1991, the Soviet experiment gave the world vivid examples of
collective endeavor and civic self-destruction. The Bolsheviks seized
power in a crumbling empire, split by deep class divisions and ruined
by years of war. They empowered the lower classes to govern, integrated
ethnic minorities into state power, gave women rights unknown in other
countries, and offered universal education and opportunities for
self-improvement. These same Bolsheviks and their successors were also
responsible for some of the bloodiest state crimes the world has known.
They imprisoned political opponents and dissident thinkers, instigated
purges and a terror in which millions perished, and exiled entire ethnic
groups. Ultimately, the economic machine created by the Bolsheviks,
which had allowed the country to grow rapidly into an industrial giant,
led to the impoverishment of the Soviet people ... '
'A selection of images from the birds! exhibition,
National Library of Australia. '
Pubs of Kent. 'We're very proud of our pubs in
Kent but many of them have disappeared, been the
subject of horrible renaming exercises or been "tarted
up" for the tourist trade. Is it an improvement or
not? In the majority of cases, I think not but perhaps
you can be the judge as I add pages to this section of
the site. '
Goltzius. 'Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617),
engraver, print publisher, draftsman, and painter, was
one of the outstanding figures in Dutch art during the
late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Goltzius was internationally acclaimed in his day; his
enthusiastic patrons included sovereigns from all
parts of Europe, most notably the art-loving Holy
Roman Emperor Rudolf II. One of the most important
engravers and print publishers of his time, he is most
widely known today for the Mannerist engravings that
he and his workshop produced during the period between
1585 and 1589. This work represents, however, only a
fraction of his entire oeuvre, which includes some 500
drawings and about 50 paintings, in addition to some
160 individual prints and series of prints that he and
his workshop produced.'
for the Kunstkammer. '"It had embossed on its
surface the entire history of the world and mankind.
Its wondrousness derived from the cumulative effect of
diverse subjects and details and from the bringing
together in one space apparently dissimilar things."
Thus Homer describes the shield of Achilles, the
legendary Greek hero of the Trojan War. The mystical
object could have been the keynote piece of a Kunst-
und Wunderkammer of the sixteenth century. However,
its description also summarizes the theoretical
concept of such rooms of art (Kunst) and marvels
(Wunder): the Kunstkammer displayed an encyclopedic
collection of all kinds of objects of dissimilar
origin and diverse materials on a universal scale.'
Museum Meiji-Mura. 'Meiji-mura (Meiji Village) was
opened on March 18, 1965, as an open-air museum for
preserving and exhibiting Japanese architecture of the
Meiji period (1868-1912). ' Interactive map here.
Last Queen. 'On January 16, 1893, four boatloads
of United States Marines armed with Gatling guns and
hundreds of rounds of ammunition came ashore in
Honolulu, capital of the independent Kingdom of
Hawaii. As the Royal Hawaiian band played a concert at
the Hawaiian Hotel, 162 troops marched through the
streets of Honolulu, heading for the palace. The Queen
of Hawaii, Lili'uokalani, looked down from her balcony
as the troops took up their positions. ' The
following day, she surrendered at gunpoint, yielding
her throne to the government of the United States. A
provisional government led by wealthy white sugar
growers assumed control of Hawaii and petitioned the
US for annexation. ' 'Born in 1838, Lili'uokalani
was trained by missionaries in Western academic
disciplines and the ways of polite American society.
She was well-travelled and even attended Queen
Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. Yet she never
forgot her native language, was fiercely proud of
Hawaiian traditions and was always loyal to her
people. A talented composer, Lili'uokalani wrote more
than 165 songs, including "Aloha Oe," probably the
most widely recognized Hawaiian song...'
the Ice. 'In an age of heroes, Richard Byrd was
one of America's greatest. He was an aviation pioneer,
the first credited to fly an airplane over the North
Pole, then first over the South Pole. In 1934 he
became the first to experience winter in the interior
of Antarctica. ' Special
1900. 'America 1900 presents a comprehensive
picture of what life was like in the United States at
the turn of the century. Both the program and the Web
site offer compelling images, information, and
documents about American life. Students will be able
to grasp historical concepts and issues through the
stories of ordinary people across the country. Diverse
voices and faces will help expand students' knowledge
and understanding of the time period and how it
relates to our lives today. The program also explores
key themes such as the impact of technology, the rise
of racism, immigration and the search for a national
identity, and the rise of America as a
world power. '
Bigamy, Theft and Murder. The Extraordinary Tale of
Frederick Bailey Deeming.
'Albert Williams and his wife Emily arrived in Melbourne aboard the
Kaiser Wilhelm II on 15 December, 1891. Two days later, Williams rented
a house in Andrew St, Windsor. He also purchased cement, tools and a pan
from an ironmonger in High St. A carrier was hired to take the Williams'
possessions from a hotel in the city to their new home. While Williams
travelled with his canary on the cart, he insisted that Emily make her
own way to Windsor by train or tram. '
'Emily was last seen alive by a passerby, Louisa Atkinson, who heard a
couple arguing as she walked past the house on Christmas Eve. As she
stopped to listen, Emily came out of the side door and paced up and down
the path. Louisa Atkinson advised her to leave the place for a while,
but Emily smiled and assured the stranger that it would be alright.
Emily's murder was estimated to have occurred on Christmas Day ... '
Big Little Books.
'The selection of 136 Big Little Books (BLBs) on
exhibition in the galleries of the Bienes Center
for the Literary Arts is part of a larger collection
of approximately 425 titles donated to Broward
County Libraries Division in 1986 by Mr. Duane H.
Siers of Deerfield Beach, Florida. The exhibit
features only the 136 titles
in the Siers collection that were published by the
Whitman Publishing Company (Racine, Wisconsin)
during its "Golden Age," 1932-1938. '
'Big Little Book® was the collective (i.e, series)
title given to the volumes Whitman published: the name
promised "the buyer a great amount of reading material
and pleasure (BIG) within a small and compact (LITTLE)
i.e., approximately 5" (height) x 3" (width) x 1½"
(depth). Children were enthralled by the "comic book"
nature of the publications since each book generally
had a text page and an accompanying facing
illustration. Individual titles were commonly
published in editions of hundreds of thousands
and were sold inexpensively in stores throughout
the nation to an anxiously awaiting audience of young
Human Rights Commission.
'The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA is a non-profit,
humanitarian organization founded in 1982 to monitor, document
and report on the human rights situation in Guatemala. GHRC/USA
also promotes advocacy for and aid to victims of human rights violations
in Guatemala. '
Spencer Tunick. Photographer; not safe for work.
'After more than a year traveling thorugh all seven continents, Spencer
Tunick's return announces the completion of The Nude Adrift Portfolio. '
Mysterious, and Adventurous Victoriana. 'Iwhich
Your Humble Correspondent endeavours, with what he
hopes is at least Partial Success, to list some of the
Notable and Obscure Characters and Places of popular
Victorian Fiction, that these might or might not be
Suitable for Inclusion at some point in the Fanciful
Chronicles of that noted Scrivener and author of Penny
Dreadfuls Alan Moore (capably aided by the Thomas Nash
of the Twentieth Century, Kevin O'Neill) in his
Creations Peculiar And Edifying: to wit, the League of
Extraordinary Gentlemen ... '
Tale for All Ages: The Odyssey. 'The epic of the
Odyssey, one of the first Greek myths, has influenced
Western culture and literature for more than 2,700
years. In the 4th Century BC, Aristotle summarized the
journey of Odysseus as: "A certain man has been abroad many years; he is
alone, and the god Poseidon keeps a hostile eye on
him. At home the situation is that suitors for his
wife's hand are draining his resources and plotting to
kill his son. Then, after suffering storm and
shipwreck, he comes home, makes himself known, attacks
the suitors: he survives and they are
That was the short version.'
An American Tragedy. 'In 1931, two white women
stepped from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make
a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine
black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most
significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The
trial of the nine falsely accused teens would draw
North and South into their sharpest conflict since the
Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions
and give birth to the Civil Rights Movement. In
addition to its historical significance, the
Scottsboro story is a riveting drama about the
struggles of nine innocent young men for their lives
and a cautionary tale about using human beings as
fodder for political causes.'
Invisible Library '
is a collection of books that only appear in other
books. Within the library's catalog you will find
imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled
tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books
unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound.'
Development of the Recorder.
'The profile of the modern recorder, in three sections
so familiar to grade-school children, emerged in the
second half of the seventeenth century, but the
recorder's history begins at least two or three
centuries earlier. The two earliest extant recorders,
both small, plain wooden instruments, date from the
fourteenth century, and archival and pictorial
evidence survives from the same period ... '
'Welcome to Pictures Of England.com - a unique website
exploring the most beautiful towns, villages and
countryside of England with countless photographs of
the most beautiful and historically interesting places
in England to visit. '
'The Zuñi are a Southwest American Indian nation.
Their spiritual beliefs center around elaborate
ceremonies for fertility and rain, comprised of a
yearly cycle of ritual dances by masked dancing gods
called Kachinas. This section provides detailed
ethographic descriptions of Zuñi spiritual beliefs,
which permeate every aspect of their culture. '
Office of the Clerk:
US House of Representatives.
'The Office of the Clerk welcomes you to the online
Information Center. At this site, you can obtain
copies of House documents, including public disclosure
forms, made available by the Clerk as part of his
official duties. You can also find historical
information about the House of Representatives and
information about its Members and Committees. '
Accidental Centaurs. Web
'Alex and Samantha were scientists, attempting to
develop a matter transportation system. However, one
day a highly energetic component of their prototype
exploded, opening a gate between Earth and a strange,
otherworldly dimension, which Alex came to call
"otherSpace", where the rules that we take for granted
do not apply.'
'For starters, they found themselves transformed from
human beings into creatures that resembled the
centaurs of classical Greek mythology. There were
other changes, too, which they'll find out along thee way.'
'Secret film shows Iraq prisoners sodomised'.
'Young male prisoners were filmed being sodomised by
American soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison near
Baghdad, according to the journalist who first
revealed the abuses there.' 'Seymour Hersh, who
reported on the torture of the prisoners in New Yorker
magazine in May, told an audience in San Francisco
that "it's worse". But he added that he would reveal
the extent of the abuses: "I'm not done reporting on
all this," he told a meeting of the American Civil
Liberties Union. '
History of Der Sturmer. 'Der Stürmer is the most
infamous newspaper in history. For twenty-two years
every issue denounced Jews in crude, vicious, and
vivid ways. Although Streicher employed a large staff
by the end of the 1930s, he always had the final say,
"Streicher and the Stürmer, they are one and the
same," he would say proudly.' 'In its early years
there was little to suggest the paper's future
notoriety. Streicher began it during his first major
battle for control of Nuremberg Nazism in 1923.
Anti-Streicher forces had held an "Evening of
Revelations" on April 14, 1923, at which Streicher was
charged with being a liar and a coward, of having
unsavory friends, of mistreating his wife, and of
flirting with women, the kinds of accusations that
would follow him throughout his career. Streicher's
response was to begin a newspaper. Later he described
how he chose the name Stürmer. Wandering through the
woods on a fine spring day he thought about what to
call his paper. While resting under . a fir tree,
inspiration struck. He jumped up and shouted, "I have
it! Since the paper will storm the red fortress. it
shall be called the Stürmer." (1) The story is most
likely an afterthought, but the title he chose was
typically Nazi. Other party organs had names like Der
Angriff (The Attack) and Die Flamme (The Flame), names
suggesting action and forcefulness ... '
Everywhere. 'Boy, if I had a cup of coffee for
every time I've been asked to explain my obsession
fascination with Starbucks. But I'm not obsessed with
Starbucks, mind you. I'm an "enthusiast". My name is
Winter, and this site is dedicated to my project to
visit every Starbucks in the world, simply to be
Crystals. 'This site is all about snow crystals
and snowflakes -- what they are, where they come from,
and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful
structures are created, quite literally, out of thin
That Beer Bottle. 'Can you match all the beer
bottles with the correct labels?
Take your best shot and when you think you've got them
or you're ready to throw in the (bar) towel, the
buttons at the bottom will show you how you did.'
Advocate. 'BeerAdvocate.com is a movement within
the beer industry. An independent community of beer
enthusiasts founded and hosted by The Alström
Brothers, Jason and Todd, in 1996 (Boston, MA). Our
site is not only used by beer enthusiasts, but has
become an essential resource throughout the beer
industry; from breweries, brewpubs, retail stores,
bars, restaurants and every other business involved
with beer. As such, BeerAdvocate.com has become the #1
beer resource on the Web, the most recognized, and the
most active and passionate beer community in the known
for the Christian Liturgy in the Middle Ages. 'The
term liturgy refers to the rites and ceremonies
prescribed by the Eastern and Western Church for
communal worship. The central focus of the liturgy is
the Eucharist, in which Christians take consecrated
wine and bread in commemoration of the Last Supper and
Christ's death. While liturgical practices were
codified gradually over several centuries and varied
locally, eucharistic vessels for the bread and wine,
the paten, and the chalice remained indispensable ...'
the Elder. 'Pieter Bruegel I (ca. 1525/30–1569),
commonly known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, was the
greatest member of a large and important southern
Netherlandish family of artists active for four
generations in the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries. A longtime resident of Antwerp, the center
of publishing in the Netherlands and a vibrant
commercial capital, Bruegel brought a humanizing
spirit to traditional subjects and boldly created new
Brown's Holy War. 'Martyr, madman, murderer, hero:
John Brown remains one of history's most controversial
and misunderstood figures. In the 1850s, he and his
ragtag guerrilla group embarked on a righteous crusade
against slavery that was based on religious faith --
yet carried out with shocking violence. His execution
set off a chain of events that led to the Civil War. '
Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind. 'He was both
a visionary and a manipulator, a brilliant orator and
a pompous autocrat. In just ten years following his
emigration to the United States as a laborer in 1917,
Marcus Garvey rose to lead the largest black
organization in history, was taken to prison in
handcuffs, and was eventually deported. Marcus Garvey
is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an
African American leader who influenced politics and
culture around the world.'
of the Heart. '1944, two men at Johns Hopkins
University Hospital pioneered a groundbreaking
procedure that would save thousands of so-called blue
babies' lives. One of them, Alfred Blalock, was a
prominent white surgeon. The other, Vivien Thomas, was
an African American with a high school education.
Partners of the Heart tells the inspiring,
little-known story of their collaboration. Blalock
recognized Thomas' talents when the younger man came
inquiring after a hospital janitor's job. But though
Blalock came to treat Thomas with tremendous respect
in the lab, the two men were rarely treated as equals
in the outside world. Over time, Thomas would go on to
train two generations of the country's premier heart
surgeons. In 1976, more than three decades after the
first blue baby's life had been saved, Johns Hopkins
finally formally recognized Thomas' extraordinary
achievements, awarding him an honorary doctorate.'
Zoo. Heaps to see here - check out webcams,
postcards and more.
Kuniyoshi's Heroes of the Taiheki. 'Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is ukiyo-
e's greatest master of historical and samurai prints. Unlike other
artists of his time, his ravenous imagination was drawn to Japan's
legendary past. However the full scope of his work reveals an aesthetic
sensibility capable of assimilating almost any experience. No doubt his
particular genius felt most at home in the world of martial glory where
epic battles decided the fate of empires and fierce warriors clashed to
the death. Kuniyoshi was at his height during the period of about 1840
to 1850 when he published one of his most popular series Samurai Heroes
of the Taiheiki ... '
The East London History Society. 'This is the home page of the East
London History Society. Please click on the links, to the left, to find
out more about us, our publications and programme of talks. You can take
a virtual tour (London Hospital, Bow Road/Mile End Road, Victoria Park)
or view a picture gallery of postcards (Comic, Greetings or East End
Anthropology at Berkeley 1901-2001. 'Anthropology at Berkeley: A
Century of Pathbreaking Scholarship is an account of Berkeley
anthropology through its record of scholarly contributions based on
fieldwork around the world. Faculty publications (in many cases award-
winning titles) collectively underscore Berkeley's strength and account
for the department's longstanding ranking as one of the top anthropology
departments in America. Founded in September 1901 as the first
department of anthropology in the western United States, U.C. Berkeley
developed a particular style characterized by innovation and diversity