Sports Temples of Boston.
'The Boston Public Library, leading a consortium of partners, has
assembled images of the greatest sports battlegrounds in Boston. These
images span 100 years from 1872 through 1972. These "Sports Temples" are
buildings with rich histories and have become consecrated ground in the
history of sports in Boston. Some are world famous, others all but
forgotten; some are still standing and some have been demolished. But
they all, at one time, echoed with the roar of the crowd and bore mute
witness to the feats of generations of athletes.'
Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the
'In the late 19th century, Louis Sullivan conceived the idea of an
authentic American architecture suited to the needs of people living in
the modern age.'
'Employing his principles of unified design, Sullivan's followers,
including Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, and George Grant
Elmslie, developed what is now known as the Prairie School.'
World Trade Centre Memorial Competition.
"In its powerful, yet simple articulation of the footprints of the Twin
Towers, "Reflecting Absence" has made the voids left by the destruction
the primary symbols of our loss. It is a memorial that expresses both
the incalculable loss of life and its consoling renewal, a place where
all of us come together to remember from generation to generation."
The articles has links on strategy, tactics and famous
chess games - the
'Game of the Century',
Kasparov vs. the World
('By all accounts, Krush's leadership on the bulletin board was the
decisive influence in enabling world-class play by the World Team. The
communal creation of an analysis tree bears striking resemblance to the
process behind open source software, and the creation of Wikipedia
content. While chess lovers can take from the game lessons in the
opening, middlegame, and endgame, fans of open collaboration can learn
about the importance of courtesy, patience, inclusiveness, and the
attribution of original ideas.').
History of Bhangra.
'Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the
Punjab region in Southeast Asia. As many Bhangra lyrics reflect the long
and often tumultuous history of the Punjab, knowledge of Punjabi history
offers important insights into the meaning of the music. While Bhangra
began as a part of harvest festival celebrations, it eventually became a
part of such diverse occasions as weddings and New Year celebrations.
Moreover, during the last thirty years, Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in
popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with
genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae. As Bhangra continues to move
into mainstream culture, an understanding of its history and tradition
helps to appreciate it.'
'The aim of this pamphlet is to do nothing more than present an outline
of what the author thinks are the key features of Mikhail Bakunin's
anarchist ideas. ' 'Bakunin was extremely influential in the 19th
century socialist movement, yet his ideas for decades have been reviled,
distorted or ignored. On reading this pamphlet, it will become apparent
that Bakunin has a lot to offer and that his ideas are not at all
confused (as some writers would have us think) but make up a full
coherent and well argued body of thought. '
The Duke Jazz Archive.
'Welcome to the Jazz Archive, a compilation of Professor Jeffrey's
students' webpages on jazz artists spanning all the important genres of
this artform. Click on any of the artists' names below to explore them
in depth. '
Joan of Arc.
is a collection of information designed to present Joan of Arc (Jeanne
d'Arc) as she was described in the historical documents. Site includes
an overview of her life and trial, excerpts from the trial documents,
letters, and other such manuscripts (either in translation and/or in the
original Latin and French). See the categories below. '
'Chinese Miao Minority textiles are full of fascinating imagery. Our
young Chinese friend Jessy Zhang has kindly made notes on the tales she
has heard related by Miao women--stories explaining their popular
textile imagery. Below are some of these accounts, in her own words. '
'The Nuba peoples possess extraordinarily rich and varied cultures and
traditions. Sometimes it is said that they live on "ninety-nine hills".
A measure of the variety of Nuba cultures can be obtained by looking at
the linguistic variety, as summarized by an early anthropologist of the
Nuba, Siegfried Nadel, 1947: "It has been said that there are as many
Nuba languages as there are hills. This is but a slight exaggeration.
Students of the Nuba languages
have reduced this bewildering complexity to certain comprehensive
'Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874, d. Boston, Jan. 29,
1963, was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time
winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An essentially pastoral poet often
associated with rural New England, Frost wrote poems whose philosophical
dimensions transcend any region. Although his verse forms are
traditional - he often said, in a dig at arch rival Carl Sandburg, that
he would as soon play tennis without a net as write free verse - he was
a pioneer in the interplay of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of
the vocabulary and inflections of everyday speech. His poetry is thus
both traditional and experimental, regional and universal...'
'Young Walt, the second of nine, was withdrawn from public school at the
age of eleven to help support the family. At the age of twelve he
started to learn the printer's trade, and fell in love with the written
and printed word. He was mainly self-taught. He read voraciously, and
became acquainted with Homer, Dante, Shakespeare and Scott early in
life. He knew the Bible thoroughly, and as a God-intoxicated poet,
desired to inaugurate a religion uniting all of humanity in bonds of
'In 1836, at the age of 17, he began his career as an innovative teacher
in the one-room school houses of Long Island. He permitted his students
to call him by his first name, and devised learning games for them in
arithmetic and spelling...'
Antonello da Messina. Art.
'Antonello da Messina was a Sicilian painter and one of the first
Italian masters to use the Flemish technique of painting in oils.'
Biography of Mary, Queen of Scots.
'Mary I of Scotland (Mary Stuart or Stewart) (December 8, 1542 -
February 8, 1587), also known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was the ruler of
Scotland from December 14, 1542 - July 24, 1567. She is perhaps the best
known of the Scottish monarchs, in part because of the tragedy of her
The Kabuki Story.
'This project was devised to enable school students to explore Edo
period Japan via one of its major art forms. '
Gallery of the Absurd.
'This site is dedicated to exposing absurdity hiding in such obvious
places that nobody seems to notice! It is perhaps a little bit of Jay
Leno's "Headlines" mixed with Andy Rooney, Don Novello, Consumer Reports'
"Selling It," etc., etc., but mostly just my bizarre sense of
The Hal Draper Internet Archive.
'From 1932 until his death in 1990, Hal Draper was a prolific Marxist
writer and a socialist activist. He is one of the few people from that
era who maintained and expanded this American socialist tradition which
has almost disappeared. '
Biography of Bertrand Russell.
'Continuing a family tradition in political affairs, he was an
influential libertarian activist for most of his long life. Millions
looked up to Russell as a prophet of the creative and rational life;
at the same time, his stances on many topics were extremely
controversial. Born at the height of Britain's economic and political
ascendancy, he died of influenza nearly a century later when Britain's
empire had all but vanished, and her power had dissipated in two
victorious, but debilitating world wars. As one of the world's most
well-known intellectuals, Russell's voice carried enormous moral
authority, even into his late nineties. '
'Stoicism is a school of philosophy founded (308 BC) in Athens by Zeno
of Citium (Cyprus). It teaches that altruism is the primary good in life
and is all that is required for happiness. Virtuous people can remain
independent of society but they must help others... '
'The first Stoics derived their ethical teachings from Diogenes and his
fellow Cynics. Diogenes, like Socrates, favored simple living, without
luxuries and tried to reduce life to its bare necessities. He lived in a
clay tub, ate raw meat and masturbated in public to demonstrate his
'In 1923, J.C. Henneberger began Weird Tales--The Unique Magazine.
Throughout its 30-year history, the obscure pulp published some of the
most outré fiction ever issued. The stories were odd, macabre, and
completely unique. Weird Tales existed in a void, and the stories
published therein reached pinnacles of strangeness never equalled. '
'Mabuse, real name Jan Gossaert (Gossart) (1478?-1532), was a Flemish
painter from Maubeuge (now in France). In the employ of various nobles,
Mabuse worked in many cities of the Netherlands and in Italy, where he
became aware of new approaches to anatomy and perspective and of
classical motifs. He combined these Italian Renaissance elements with
the liveliness and precise technique of Flemish painting in such works
as Saint Luke Painting the Virgin (1515?, National Gallery, Prague);
Neptune and Amphitrite (1516, Staatliche Museen, Berlin); and Jean
Carondelet Adoring the Virgin and Child (1517, Louvre, Paris). He also
painted many versions of Adam and Eve and many portraits of men.'
'Last, and certainly not least, is my personal Japanese Beauty, my wife,
Chie. Married in 1967, we are still together and have had a wonderful
The Evil Eye, 1895.
'There is another concept of "why bad things happen" that probably
predates the theory that there is one centralized source of evil. This
is, to use a computer anology, a peer-to-peer theory of evil. The evil
eye is a widespread belief that unlucky events can ensue if you attract
the attention of particular people. These people, sometimes
involuntarily, sometimes voluntarily, can cast a malignant spell on
others simply by looking at them. '
'This lavishly illustrated work is the classic study of this
superstition. Starting with a mass of anecdotes from contemporary
observations in Italy and rural England, Elworthy, using all of his
skills as a folklorist and etymologist, delves deeper. He gives examples
of the belief on a world-wide basis and far back in time, to classical
paganism and beyond. He also elaborates all of the methods that have
been used to ward off the jettatura, including talismans, spells,
spitting, hand gestures and many others. '
Derwent Valley Mills.
'In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire became inscribed
as a World Heritage Site.'
'This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of
the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century
water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.'
'Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby,
the world Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill
complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories. '
A poem a day for American high schools.
'Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of
our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means
to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading
a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.'
'Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a
poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the
poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are
intended to be listened to, and I suggest that all members of the school
community be included as readers. A great time for the readings would be
following the end of daily announcements over the public address
The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil
from the Earliest Times to the Present Day,
Paul Carus, 1900.
'This massive work on the history of evil, particularly as symbolized by
the Christian devil, was written on the cusp of the 20th century by Paul
Carus, who wrote such other books as 'Buddha, the Gospel'.'
'At that point in history it seemed apparent that evil would soon be
eliminated by the onrushing forces of rationalism and modernism. The
devil had been reduced to a literary character, always ready to make a
silly bargain for a soul. This trivialized image is perpetuated to this
day. Satan in the cinema is either represented as a hideous special
effect or a comic, bumbling trickster. Long gone is the noble adversary
of Jehovah, as portrayed in the Bible, Milton or Dante. '
'However, the 20th century brought total war; genocide; death camps;
nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; mind control; double-speak;
ecological destruction; and finally indiscriminant mass terror. Evil was
back and it was unmistakable. No wonder that opinion polls in the United
States show that a large proportion of the population believe in the
existence of the devil.'
Zabalaza. A website of southern African anarchism.
The Runic Alphabet.
'The Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known
as runes, formerly used to write Germanic languages, mainly in
Scandinavia, and the British Isles. In all their varieties, they may be
considered an ancient writing system of Northern Europe
The Hula Pages.
"Hula is the language of the heart
and therefore the heartbeat
of the Hawaiian people."
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site,
'Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper
columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two
Pulitzer Prizes, provided broad and enduring 20th century insight into
the circumstances, worth and spirit of the American people. He passionately
championed for the everyday working person, those who may neither have
had the words nor the power to speak for themselves. '
Max Ernst: A Retrospective.
'A founding member of the Surrealist group in Paris, German-born Max
Ernst (1891-1976) was one of the most inventive artists of the 20th
century. His paintings, steeped in Freudian metaphors, private mythology,
and childhood memories, are regarded today as icons of Surrealist art.
The Legacy of
'Grammy Mirk died when I was eight years old. Growing up, I have come to
know her through the recollections of older family members. Because she
was extremely judgemental, she showed different parts of herself to
different people. In turn, they became polarized in how they viewed her.
Since a grain of truth exists in everybody's perspective, I have
attempted to create a composite sketch of her as seen from many
different perspectives. This website is a collection of oral histories
of those who have survived her.'
in the Americas.
'Welcome to the web site for the PBS series ANCESTORS
IN THE AMERICAS by Loni Ding. Asian Americans are one
of the fastest growing yet least known groups of
immigrants in the United States. Join us for an
exploration of their history and stories.'
'Welcome to Ancient East Asia, an independent website
devoted to the archaeology and prehistory of China,
Japan and Korea, inviting contributions from
archaeologists, scholars and interested members of the
Women Make Movies.
'Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial,
non-profit media arts organization which facilitates
the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition
of independent films and videotapes by and about
'Marxist Humanism emerged partly as a result of
disillusionment with the "state socialism" of the
Eastern European states, including Yugoslavia, where
Tito's regime had been relatively liberal and
independent of Stalin, later reflected in the Prague
Spring, and in the more liberal regime of Edward
Gierek in Poland, and partly in response to the same
social forces which were growing up in the capitalist
countries and would burst forth in 1968 through the
student uprisings beginning in Paris, and the failure
of the Communist Parties to adequately respond to
'...your weekly dose of fantasy hijinks as presented
by Nate Piekos. Join us as we follow our intrepid
heroes on their quest across the whole of Atland to
save humanity from a centuries-old evil! (...of
course...) The way is fraught with dangerous monsters,
ancient magic and hopefully some cold ale and tavern
girls with more than three teeth. To delve into the
background of this mysterious realm, just explore ye
olde links above and enjoy!'
'Comic books have been an integral part of American culture since the
1930s. They have both influenced our collective imagination and echoed the
concerns of the eras in which they were published. This popular form of
entertainment contains indicators of the changing interests of a
substantial segment of the American population over a wide swath of time.
Comic books show us our fantasies, dreams, and fears as interpreted by
writers and artists. Particularly illuminating is the changing notion of
heroes over the decades, from the Nazi-hunters of the WWII era to the
jingoistic vigilantes of the 1980s. Comics? interpretations of social
issues and representations of particular groups have significant
implications for understanding ideology and cultural history. ' Via
Mapping the Icelandic Genome.
'An ANTHROPOLOGY of the scientific, political, economic, religious, and
ethical issues surrounding the deCode Project and its global
implications. Jointly organized by the Anthropology Department at the
University of California at Berkeley and the Institute of Anthropology
at the University of Iceland. '
Vietnamese culture, history, society.
'Viet Nam is a multidimensional society with 54 ethnic groups embodying
vast cultural, language and musical diversities. True to nature, our
entire group couldn't be more diversely passionate and dynamic as far as
our backgrounds, philosophical values and approaches. The wonderful
common link is that we're all proud of our heritage in our own ways.
We're in a unique position as Vietnamese diaspora which helps to further
diversify our perspectives on presenting the multifaceted Viet Nam.'
'Welcome to the World-Wide Web version of the EServer's recipe folder.
Drop me a line if you have any brilliant (or even marginal) ideas for
this folder. Or mail me recipes, especially good vegetarian ones.'
The 'non-serious voice of Scientology'.
'The Aberree was a 'zine, or newletter, published from 1954 through
1965. The editor, Alphia Hart, and the publisher, Agnes Hart, put out
ten issues a year. ' 'The Aberree started out as "the non-serious
voice of Scientology" and ultimately encompassed all kinds of spiritual
and self-help interests, from psychic phenomena and UFOs to improving
eyesight.' 'The Aberree shows that convention and uniformity weren't
the whole story of the 50s, by a long shot. It also shows that
Scientology, which has grown famous for its attempts to silence dissent
and criticism, was trying to squelch debate 50 years ago ... with
similarly ineffective tactics.'
Cartoons of Leslie Illingworth,
'Leslie Gilbert Illingworth was born in Barry in 1902.
He attended Cardiff Art School and then took a job
with the Western Mail. He was then awarded a
scholarship to Slade School of Art, and after
completing his studies, returned to Cardiff to work
for the Western Mail as a cartoonist. Illingworth
joined the Daily Mail in 1939, and drew cartoons that
were to lift Britain's morale during the Second World
War, commenting on Churchill's leadership and Allied
military victories. After the war ended, Illingworth
was able to concentrate more on domestic issues in his
cartoons, but kept a keen eye on foreign affairs,
especially when they related to Britain.'
'The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures
the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and
diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months
that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93.
Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and
insecurity are common themes expressed in this online
presentation of almost 200 audio and video interviews,
45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives.'
'Alfred Kinsey was a little-known biologist at Indiana
University when, in the 1940s, he began compiling
exhaustive data from tens of thousands of interviews
about the sexual practices of men and women. The
results of that research were the explosive,
best-selling Kinsey Reports. Implicit in the
revolutionary studies was a plea for greater
tolerance. "Such terms as abnormal, unnatural,
oversexed, and undersexed," wrote Harper's Magazine,
"have little validity in the light of Professor
Kinsey's revelations."' 'The man behind the
inflammatory reports seemed at first glance an
unlikely "revolutionary." Publicly, he was an erudite,
tweedy academic, but in private Kinsey was far more
complex. As his interest in sex research deepened so
did his wide-ranging sexual experimentation. Though
his work was groundbreaking and up-ended established
ideas about sexual practices in America, his own
sexual orientation and personal beliefs almost
certainly shaped and biased his findings. Through
interviews with his research assistants, his children,
people who took his sex questionnaire, his
biographers, and intellectual historians, this probing
documentary assesses Kinsey's remarkable achievements,
while examining how his personal life shaped his
Slavery: An Autobiography, Booker
T. Washington, 1901.
'The son of a slave, Booker Taliaferro Washington
worked his way out the salt furnaces and coal mines to
develop the esteemed Tuskegee Institute. This
autobiographical work demonstrates his forceful and
potent voice in the fight for African-American
equality in turn-of-the-century America.'
Elixir. Tibetan art.
'This Tibetan offertory cover is a rare and
exceptional object which has until now only been
described briefly. It is a head, skinned rather than
stripped of flesh, in gilt iron with traces of colour
- red for the mouth and blue for the hair; it is 36 cm
in height, 19 cm in diameter at the ears and 16 cm at
the base. The information indicating that Giuseppe
Tucci wrote an article on the subject has not yet been
verified, his archives being sealed. However, using
the information obtained in his research, we will try
to support the hypothesis of the object's function in
rituals, and this will lead us to India, Gandhara and
and Other Legends of the Isle of Man, 1882.
no part of the British Islands has the belief in the existence of
Fairies retained a stronger hold upon the people than in the Isle of
Man. In spite of the tendency of this matter-of-fact age to destroy what
little of poetry, romance, and chivalry Nineteenth Century education has
left to us, there lurks still in many countries, and especially in
mountainous districts, a half credulity in the supernatural ... '
The Massie Affair.
'In the early years of the 20th century, at a time when the U.S. Navy
dominated Hawai'i, Americans thought of the islands as their paradise
in the Pacific. But in September 1931, an explosive incident shook the
semblance of tranquility and exposed the racial tensions roiling
the surface ... '
Tour the Greenbrier Bunker.
'During the Cold War the United States government maintained a top-secret
underground bunker in the mountains of West Virginia. Built under The
Greenbrier, a luxurious Southern resort, the facility was designed to
house the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate in case
of nuclear attack. Compromised by an investigative reporter in 1993, the
bunker is now open to the public. With the code name "Project Greek
Island", it remains a sobering reminder of how America lived with and
prepared for the possibility of a Soviet nuclear attack. '
'To preserve, care for, and use the AIDS Memorial Quilt to foster healing,
heighten awareness, and inspire action in the struggle against HIV and
'Cressing Temple is a scheduled ancient monument in Essex, UK. It is
made up of a group of remarkable farm buildings and a walled garden. The
site has its origins in the 12th century, when it was founded by the
Knights Templar ... '
Impressionism. Artists, images.
'The Impressionists are unrivalled in their popular appeal and their
paintings are among the best loved in the world. Drawn together by a
common desire to bring a new kind of realism to painting, they
astonished their contemporaries with their revolutionary treatment of
colour and light. Sunlight and dappled water, the evanescent atmosphere
of outdoor scenes and fleeting moments in everyday life characterize their
work at its most delightful. '
The Culture of Camellias:
Phelps Memorial Collection of Garden Books.
'Among the University of South Carolina's hidden treasures is one of the
major collections in the United States of rare illustrated books about
the camellia, its history, cultivation, and early varieties. The
collection was formed by Mrs. Sheffield Phelps (Claudia Lea) of Aiken.
Mrs. Phelps was the first president of the Garden Club of South Carolina
(1930-33), and her daughter Miss Claudia Lea Phelps succeeded her as the
Club's third president (1936-38). The Phelps Memorial Collection of
Garden Books was donated to the University by Miss Phelps in 1959 on her
mother's death, with additional acquisitions in the 1980s after the
dispersal of the Phelps home at Rose Hill, in the centre of Aiken. The
Rose Hill gardens were well known for their trees and shrubs, including
many camellias. There are camellia varieties named for both Mrs. Phelps
and Miss Claudia Lea Phelps. '
'This exhibition tells the story of how camellias were brought from the
Far East in the early 1700s to Europe, and then to America, how they were
identified and named, and how the major varieties were developed by
19th-century specialist growers. The exhibit includes some of the very
earliest published depictions of the camellia, from as far back as 1702,
as well as gorgeous handcolored copperplate engravings from the heyday of
camellia books in the early and mid 19th century. '
History of the Habsburgs.
'Habsburg (sometimes spelled Hapsburg, but never so in official use)
was one of the major ruling houses of Europe ... '
Airline Timetable Images.
'Welcome to Airline Timetable Images, a site devoted to the collecting
of airline timetables. Here you will find images of many timetables, both
old and new. The majority consists of system timetables from the
collections of Björn Larsson and David Zekria. A growing number are
contributions from other collectors.'
'Russia in the period before the mid 1930s employed some brilliant graphic
design in its arts, propaganda and newspapers and magazines. There was
less of a spillover into travel-related graphic design as in other
countries. However, these pages showcase some of the examples in my
The Ravachol Reference Archive.
'Born François Koeningstein in 1859, Ravachol was perhaps the
purest avatar of the 'bomb-throwing anarchist.' In a period that didn't
lack for other violent anarchists, like Auguste Vaillant and Emile Henry,
Ravachol managed to capture the imagination of those opposed to the corrupt
order of the French Third Republic. The novelist Paul Adam was able
to say of him: "In this time of cynicism and irony, a saint is born to
The James Madison Papers.
'The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the
Library of Congress consist of approximately 12,000 items captured
in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who
came to be known as the "Father of the Constitution" through
correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an
autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous
The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce, 1911.
'Since the material here represents the view of one individual and was
written in the early years of this century, there will no doubt be
material here that you will find sexist, nationalist, racist, or just
generally offensive. Proceed at your own risk. '
'Giambattista della (John Baptist) Porta (1535-1615), was a Neapolitan
scholar of notable ability who had devoted great attention to the study of
natural and physical science. Porta visited most of his known world to
gather and perfect the knowledge utilized in his writings. His first work,
"Magiae naturalis"- "Natural Magick" was first published in 1558 in "four"
books (written, according to the author, "Porta, " when he was fifteen
years old, - see "Preface To The Reader" in "Natural Magick"). It was
later expanded to twenty books compended into one volume in 1584. In this
form the book had a great vogue, being translated from the original Latin
into the principal European languages, and republished in the Latin
edition in many places for a hundred years. The translation presented here
is the final compendium of his life's work, completed when he was fifty
years old ... '
Postcards from the Attic.
'This project was prompted by my father giving me several hundred
postcards sent between 1900 and 1910 by members of my family.'
An Introduction to Astrology, 1852.
'First published in 1647, as Christian Astrology, this is one
of the best known post-classical works on Astrology. the present edition,
heavily edited by 'Zadkiel,' was released under the current title in 1852.
As the planet Uranus ('Hershel'), discovered in 1781, is mentioned
throughout, and Neptune, discovered in 1846, is not, we can bracket
the date of composition of the revised edition to the mid-19th century. '
Akuma de Sourou.
'Akuma de Sourou
is one of those typical shoujo manga stories about a shy girl and a mean
guy, but I love Takanashi-Sensei's dialogue she uses. It's more
realistic (somewhat) and there's barely that mushy stuff that shoujo
mangas usually use. I also like Takanashi-Sensei's wardrobe and
hairstyles she uses for all the characters...'
The Monarchs of Scotland.
'Scotland (Alba, Scotia) was first united as a state by Kenneth I in
the 9th century. It ceased to exist as a separate kingdom following the
Act of Union 1707 with England.'
Biography of Salvador Allende
'president of Chile from 1970 until 1973, when he was overthrown in
a military coup d'état (see Chilean coup of 1973), during which he
died, quite probably by suicide, although some of his supporters believe
he was killed.'
The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss.
'Before Theodore Seuss Geisel found fame as a children's book author,
the primary outlet for his creative efforts was magazines. His first
steady job after he left Oxford was as a cartoonist for Judge, a New
York City publication. In 1927 one of these cartoons opened the way to a
more profitable career, as well as greater public exposure, as an
advertising illustrator. This fortuitous cartoon depicts a medieval
knight in his bed, facing a dragon who had invaded his room, and
lamenting, "Darn it all, another dragon. And just after I'd sprayed the
whole castle with Flit" (a well-known brand of bug spray). '
Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity.
American Institute of Physics exhibit.
'Marie Sklodowska Curie
discovered the mysterious element radium. It opened the door to deep
changes in the way scientists think about matter and energy. She also
led the way to a new era for medical knowledge and the treatment of
Race and Ethnicity.
'The Race and Ethnicity collection, one of over forty literary
collections on the EServer, consists of reference material, essays, and
other works addressing issues of race and ethnicity in the United
Mexican Movie Gallery.
'Overlooked and under appreciated by most US movie poster collectors,
marquee art from south of the border offers a no-holds-barred plethora
of often shocking and bizarre images. '
Early British Trackways, Moats, Mounds, Camps and Sites,
'This was the first book about ley lines. Ley lines are alignments on
the landscape of natural and artificial features, some of which follow
perfectly straight tracks for miles. First discovered in Britain by the
author of this book, Alfred Watkins, a photographer and inventor, ley
lines were pursued eagerly by organized clubs in the period between the
world wars. Interest in leys died out after the 1930s, but was revived
in the 1960s, after the publication of a popular book on the subject,
The View Over Atlantis, by John Michell. Latter-day ley-hunters took the
concept much further than Watkins and the earlier enthusiasts. Dowsing,
flying saucer paths, crop circles, biodynamic farming, and feng shui
have all been associated with ley lines. '
Ramakrishna, His Life and Sayings.
'Ramakrishna (1833-86), was a Bengali Hindu sage. Although theoretically
a high-caste Brahamin by birth, he came from a poor, low-caste village
and had little or no education. He did not know a word of Sanskrit and
his knowledge of the Vedas, Puranas, and Hindu Epics was obtained orally
(in the Bengali language). In spite of this, he managed to convey in his
aphorisms the essence of the Hindu religion. Ramakrishna also worshipped
with Muslims and Christians, and propounded a simple approach to
religious tolerance: "Creeds and sects matter nothing. Let every one
perform with faith the devotions and practices of his creed. Faith is
the only clue to get to God." (#200).'
Morals and Dogma, 1871. Freemasonry.
'This is Albert Pikes' 861 page volume of 'lectures' on the esoteric
roots of Freemasonry, specifically the 32-degree Scottish Rite. Until
1964, this book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in
the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. Masonic
lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a
new degree. Lectures provide background material for initiates and the
discuss duties of the degree in general terms.'
'Developed by Anne Basting (PhD) in 1998, the TimeSlips Project has
generated hundreds of stories, produced plays and art exhibits, and
rekindled the hope for human connection among people struggling with
Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia. '
JFK / The Kennedy Assassination.
'This web site is dedicated to debunking the mass of misinformation and
disinformation surrounding the murder of JFK. If you are believer in
Oswald as a lone gunman, you are likely to enjoy this web site, since
most of that misinformation and disinformation has come from
conspiracists. But if you are a sophisticated conspiracist, you likely
understand that the mass of silly nonsense in conspiracy books and
documentaries does no service to the cause of truth in the
assassination, and simply buries the "case for conspiracy" under layers
of bunk. '
'Willa Silbert Cather
was born December 7, 1873, near Winchester, Virginia. When she was nine
years old, her family moved to the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska, later
the setting for a number of her novels. She attended the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. After college she spent the next few years doing
newspaper work and teaching high school in Pittsburgh. She moved to New
York City and worked for six years on the editorial staff of McClure's
Magazine. Cather won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours. She
died on April 24, 1947. '
The Art of
'A key figure for the whole of Western art, Giotto
rivaled his fellow Florentine as well as with
contemporary Dante in his richness of emotional
expression and radical innovations. '
'Pictures of an abandoned insane asylum. Diversatech
is now an industrial campus that was once the Manteno
State Hosiptal for the insane in Manteno, Illinois.
Some of it is used today as warehousing and
distribution centers for many large companies, but
most of it is still in the abandoned state that it was
left in over 20 years ago (still furnished).'
of the Personality of Adolph Hitler.
'In 1943, the Allied forces wanted to understand Hitler's psychological
makeup in order to predict, to the extent possible, his behavior as the
Allies continued their prosecution of the war and his response to
Germany's defeat. The Allies were also seeking to understand the German
national psyche to gain an understanding of how to convert them into a
"peace-loving nation." ' 'This report was written for the OSS by Dr.
Henry A. Murray, pre-war Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic and
head of the OSS. Dr. Murray obviously was forced by circumstances to
psychoanalyze his subject from a distance. He gathered information from a
variety of second-hand sources, such as Hitler's genealogy; school and
military records; public reports of events in print and on film; OSS
information; Hitler's own writings, Hitler biographers; and "Hitler the
Man - Notes for a Case History," an article written by W.H.D. Vernon under
Dr. Murray's supervision. From these resources and his "needs theory" of
personality, Dr. Murray created a psychological profile that correctly
predicted the Nazi leader's suicide in the face of Germany's defeat. '