The Koori History Website. Black Australian
'This website consists of more than 3500 pages and contains a
comprehensive collection of images from koori history, a regularly
updated 'news & views' page, a collection of essay's by Gary Foley,
and special features on the 1965 Freedom Ride, the 1982 Brisbane
Games demos, the 1972 "Aboriginal Embassy", the 1976 Phillip Noyce
film Backroads, the art of Richard Bell, a section on the
assimilationist propaganda magazine Dawn, an extensive student
resource section, and works in progress - Cartoonists and Race
in Australia, and Koori political history timeline, and much more
......seek and ye shall find! '
'The Constantinople Home Page is intended to provide information on
recent developments concerning the Byzantine antiquities of Istanbul,
based on personal observations, information from Turkish colleagues,
newspaper accounts, and recent publications.'
'Welcome to ScotlandsPeople, one of the largest online sources of original
'With over 43 million records to access, we hope your visit will be
enjoyable and that you are successful in connecting generations. '
Biography of Zheng He -
'a famous Chinese mariner and explorer, made the voyages
collectively referred to as the "Eunuch Sanbao to the Western Ocean"
or "Zheng He to the Western Ocean", from 1405 to 1433. Life magazine
ranked Zheng He the 14th most important person of the last millennium.'
US Navy Recruiting Posters.
'This page features a special selection U.S. Navy Recruiting Poster
images. It also provides links to other pages offering more extensive
coverage of recruiting posters and similar forms of recruiting
The Aristocrats. The world's funniest/dirtiest
'This site contains variations on a single joke. A joke that is
designed to offend. That is intentionally told with explicit language,
sex, violence and disturbing imagery to see which teller can top the
other. If you are faint of heart, you should leave now. If you aren't,
you will be. You will be.'
The Monty Hall Problem.
'In this puzzle a player is shown three closed doors; behind one is a car,
and behind each of the other two is a goat. The player is allowed to open
one door, and will win whatever is behind the door. However, after the
player selects a door but before opening it, the game host (who knows
what's behind the doors) must open another door, revealing a goat. The
host then must offer the player an option to switch to the other closed
door. Does switching improve the player's chance of winning the car? '
'Would you like a cooperative way to get your voice heard in Washington?
Progressive Secretary sends out progressive email letters to Congress,
the President, and other officials on peace, ecology, civil rights and
other issues. '
Big Things: The Monuments of
'This website is dedicated to those fantastic and awe inspiring monuments
built by communities to draw tourist dollars into their community. I am
talking about the world's largest oilcan, the world's largest Easter egg,
the world's largest (fill in the blank)...'
Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages.
'Striking a rare balance between formal elegance and expressive strength,
the sculpture of Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460?1531) stands solidly
anchored in the late Gothic tradition while also reflecting emerging
humanist concerns. This international loan exhibition brings together many
of the sculptor's finest works from throughout his career, including
elements from altarpieces, cult figures, objects of private devotion,
models, and sculpture with a secular function.' Images.
The Art of
Japan's Exploding Subculture.
'Society cannot recover from such an epic scale of devastation - the
atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki on
August 9, 1945 - but may, instead, manifest trauma as a perpetual genetic
scar?ontological chasm which moves as a consumptive demon ripping up
through the generations as a peripatetic wound, egregious disfigurement
banished from conscious thought, inflating to cartoon benignity in a
pantomime of humanity, sutured gash badly sewn and always reopening,
futile replacement of scarred mortality for the immaculate technology of
machines, and finally as the wholesale abandonment of frail humanity for
alternative existential states.'
'Animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in medieval
art and thought. Artists readily employed animal motifs, along with
foliate designs, as part of their decorative vocabulary. Early medieval
jewelry, for instance, abounds with animal forms elongated and twisted
into intricate patterns (Bow Brooch, 55.56; Round Box Brooch, 1992.59.1).
Deluxe Bibles and gospel books often make use of animal designs to enliven
the sacred text (Initial V from a Bible, 1999.364.2; Incipit Page to the
Gospel of John, 38.171.2). Animal forms might be employed to imbue
utilitarian objects with majesty (Lion Aquamanile, 1994.244) or even humor
(Bowl with Fish, 2000.322)...'
British Prime Ministers
in History. Biographies
of British Prime Ministers; official website.
'So far 51 lucky men - and one woman - have had the honour of being called
'Since Sir Robert Walpole in 1721 an extraordinary range of characters
have been handed the keys to Number 10 to take on a role which has changed
in that time as much as the country itself...'
'A real woman for the comics pages, Betty by Gary Delainey and Gerry
Rasmussen is a confident, witty lady juggling the demands of family and
career. Gary Delainey writes and Gerry Rasmussen draws, and together this
cartooning duo from Alberta, Canada creates Betty, a smart, savvy comic
character who is unapologetically ordinary, happy and female. College
friends who collaborated on their first comic strip, Bub Slug, in 1976,
Delainey and Rasmussen clearly love their work -- cartooning in general
and Betty in particular. Delainey calls Betty "a working-class hero whose
spirit cannot be broken by the endless series of outrages that make up
modern life." Rasmussen says the thrill of cartooning comes from working
at something his young son cannot possibly conceive of as work. Betty has
a loyal following, best seen in action when readers of The Buffalo News
spoke out to get their favorite comic back, after it had been pulled.
There were so many calls that the editors returned Betty to the comics
within days. '
'Silo Roberts, the daily and Sunday comic strip by Rob Cabrera, is the
story of a multiethnic middle child who struggles to find his place in
today?s melting pot of a world. Honest, funny and realistic, Silo Roberts
explores the twin challenges of a kid?s struggle to find himself and the
next level of his favorite video game. Challenged by a standardized test
to identify his race, Silo discovers that his own particular background ?
Caucasian/Hispanic/Italian/Afro-American/Japanese ? is not one of the
multiple choices listed. In a nation where nearly 7 million people
classify themselves as belonging to more than one race and more than 25%
of Americans are non-white, Silo Roberts is a typical kid of the 21st
century. A middle child, he lives in a single-parent household with his
mother, Dianne, a professional journalist; Donny, his older brother, a
confident jock with an eye for the ladies; and his tough, animal-loving
little sister, Lisa. '
Nobel peace laureate, 1970.
'central figure in the "green revolution", Norman Ernest Borlaug (March
25, 1914- ) was born on a farm near Cresco, Iowa, to Henry and Clara
Borlaug. For the past twenty-seven years he has collaborated with Mexican
scientists on problems of wheat improvement; for the last ten or so of
those years he has also collaborated with scientists from other parts of
the world, especially from India and Pakistan, in adapting the new wheats
to new lands and in gaining acceptance for their production. An eclectic,
pragmatic, goal-oriented scientist, he accepts and discards methods or
results in a constant search for more fruitful and effective ones, while
at the same time avoiding the pursuit of what he calls "academic
butterflies". A vigorous man who can perform prodigies of manual labor in
the fields, he brings to his work the body and competitive spirit of the
trained athlete, which indeed he was in his high school and college
'Imagine the Earth in its place in the Milky Way. You are standing on the
Earth looking out into space. The night sky arcs over the planet. You are
in awe of the vastness of space. You try to identify the constellations,
and then you wonder, "Where are all those stars located? How far are they
Ancient Maps of
'Jerusalem, the holy city of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, has been the
focus of numerous volumes of history, chronicles, biblical exegeses, and
itineraries. Many of these works include maps and views of the city
itself. These pictorial items increased in number continuously with the
development of printing methods since the 17th century. Before the advent
of print, maps of Jerusalem and other manuscripts of the city were often
inscribed on vellum, or more rarely created as wall or floor mosaics.
Since the first printed map of Jerusalem appeared in the late 15th century
until the beginning of the nineteenth century, when maps began to be based
on accurate surveys, more than 300 maps of Jerusalem were designed and
Ryoma: A Modern Hero in a Time of Revolution.
'Sakamoto Ryoma (1835-67) is one of the most well known revolutionary
figures from the bakumatsu era, the end of the long-ruling Tokugawa
regime, in Japan through novels and television. This special exhibition,
The Age of Sakamoto Ryoma, commemorating the 170th anniversary of his
birth, traces his life and time through historical paintings and artifacts
from the end of the Tokugawa period (also known as the Edo period,
The Jarrow Crusade.
'In 1936, mass unemployment and extreme poverty in the north-east of
England drove 200 men to march in protest from Jarrow to London. Their MP,
Ellen Wilkinson was with them as they came south to petition parliament.
Christine Collette remembers the men and their champion, 'Red Ellen'...'
'Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov was born on January 8, 1883 in Moscow, the
sixth child of a cabman. His father died in 1887, and his mother became a
laundress to support her large family. The children worked too, even
Pavel, the youngest, helped his sisters to embroider towels and sell them
in the marketplace. '
'At the age of 6 Pavel began to dance in the corps de ballet in small
Moscow theatres to earn a living. In 1896, his mother died. By this time
Pavel?s elder sister, Alexandra, was married to a well-to-do engineer. Her
husband took all his in-laws to St. Petersburg and gave them all a decent
'Pavel, who had shown interest in painting already at the age of 3-4 years
old, began to study art and crafts at the School of the Society for the
Encouragement of the Arts. As his main trade, he studied house decoration,
to become an ornament and stucco molding painter, while also attending
evening drawing classes. In 1901, Filonov graduated from the school with
the diploma of master-painter and worked at different jobs, from wall
coloring to the restoration of plafonds in the Hermitage. In 1903 Filonov
tried to enter the Academy of Arts but failed at the entrance
Shirley and Son.
'Shirley and Son, a daily and Sunday comic strip by cartoonist Jerry
Bittle, is a loving blend of reality and humor reflecting the lives many
people are living today. Shirley and Son stars an eight-year-old boy,
Louis, whose parents are divorced but are both very involved in raising
their son. Like many children of divorced parents, Louis wishes that
Shirley and Roger would get back together but they are doing the best they
can to get on with their lives. As Bittle explained the strip, "Shirley
and Roger are nice people and things just didn't work out for them in
their personal lives. We've all had relationships that didn't work out and
we pick up the pieces and get on with it. I think a lot of people will
relate to the love in this comic strip. Even when things don't go the way
we planned, we still go on." '
Poems by Olu
'The name Olu Oguibe, PhD., is legend in intellectual circles in Nigeria,
most notably at the University of Nigeria where he set all sorts of
academic records that continue to confound. The author of A Gathering
Fear, A Song from Exile and Songs for Catalina, all collections of poetry,
Olu has won all shades of grants, scholarships, academic and literary
awards, including the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Literature. Perhaps his
most haunting poem, I Am Bound to This Land by Blood, is an anthem to the
muses of pain and protest at literary gatherings. '
Billy Bob Beamer.
'Billy Bob Beamer's artwork usually occupies an area the physical size of
a post-it note or two. The artwork unusually exists on a few
planes...viewed from arm's length as an interesting image....viewed up
close, like you might lean into a painting on a wall....and viewed under a
glass for magnification, the unfolding begins. From arm's length, it's
easy to imagine seeing motion or flashes of color, especially after a
studied look. Leaning in, awareness begins of a life just under the visual
surface, a movement of line that somehow hasn't stopped when Beamer lifted
his pencil. Under magnification, the image explodes like glass in a box
shaken, the image expanding first in your field of vision and then in your
mind to somehow envelop you. '
'is a spectacular two-venue exhibition of over 200 world-class illuminated
manuscripts ? many on public view for the first time ? dating from the
sixth to the sixteenth centuries and drawn from the collections of The
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Library and many of the Cambridge
colleges. Sacred and secular, scientific and humanistic, historical and
literary, the range of manuscripts on display showcases the work of some
of the greatest medieval and Renaissance illuminators and includes
commissions by the most celebrated patrons of learning and art, including
the Kings of France and England, the Dukes of Burgundy and the
Alice in Wonderland.
website is dedicated to the whimsical creations of LEWIS CARROLL,
emanating from the 'ALICE' books and appearing in film, video and
theatrical productions, and on sound recordings, radio and television.
There are also sections dealing with artwork, book covers, illustrations
and even advertising material. We offer perhaps the only complete
listing and review anywhere of every known film based on the Alice
Samuel Beckett: Apmonia.
'How it is with Samuel Beckett in many parts as it is heard and said.
The mediation of the heart, or, as Beckett summed up his own work,
simply a stain upon silence, is what we contemplate here. What can be
said to that? What can be said about that? What can be said? Sometimes
laughter when it seems worth the effort. How it will be with Samuel
Beckett to be heard and said. Come in and wait for it all to mean
The Cloud Dream of the Nine.
'A Korean Novel: A story of the times of the Tangs of China about 840
reader must lay aside all Western notions of morality if he would
thoroughly enjoy this book. The scene of the amazing "Cloud Dream of the
Nine," the most moving romance of polygamy ever written, is laid about
849 A.D. in the period of the great Chinese dynasty of the Tangs. By its
simple directness this hitherto unknown Korean classic makes an
ineffaceable impression. '
'But the story of the devotion of Master Yang to eight women and of
their devotion to him and to each other is more than a naive tale of the
relations of men and women under a social code so far removed from our
own as to be almost incredible. It is a record of emotions, aspirations
and ideas which enables us to look into the innermost chambers of the
Chinese soul. "The Cloud Dream of the Nine" is a revelation of what the
Oriental thinks and feels not only about things of the earth but about
the hidden things of the Universe. It helps us towards a comprehensible
knowledge of the Far East. '
Formerly Known and Loved as the Oxford Orphanage.
North Carolina history.
'Prior to the Civil War, the Masonic Fraternity of North Carolina was
much smaller and more fragmented than it is today. In that era, Masons
in other states promoted philanthropy by supporting Masonic colleges and
seminaries. North Carolina Masons hoped such an institution would serve
the common good of the state, as well as provide a rallying point for
'The story of the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford began in 1838 when
David W. Stone introduced a set of resolutions at the annual
communication of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina "to establish a
Masonic Seminary for the education of children attached to the
Fraternity." The resolutions passed, but nothing came of them. The Grand
Lodge formed a committee to investigate the possibility of such an
institution, but in 1839 the committee asked for a postponement of
consideration, and did so again in 1840. In 1842 T. J. Lemay proposed
"that the Grand Lodge should...provide for the establishment of a
committee to study and report plans for the establishment of a charity
Canadian Geographic Atlas Online.
'This state-of-the-art interactive atlas allows you to explore Canada in
a way you've never experienced before, and helps the Society to fulfill
our mission "to make Canada better known." '
London Transport at War.
'To mark the UK's first Veterans Awareness Week (4-10 July 2005) and the
heroism and sacrifice of wartime transport staff, the Museum presents an
online feature tracing London Transport's contribution during the Second
'A useful collection of environmental knowledge.'
Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights.
'Rosa Parks, "The Mother of the Modern-day Civil Rights Movement,"
describes her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helps
students understand the importance of every individual citizen in a
A modern herbal - medicinal, aromatic, culinary.
Elsie Dinsmore - A Life of Faith. Christian
'When we first meet
Elsie Dinsmore, she is 8 years old and growing up in the mid-1800s on
a wealthy estate called "Roselands." Unfortunately, Elsie has never
known the love of a parent. Her mother died when she was born and she
has never met her father. She lives with her relatives and the servants
who work at Roselands
(unfortunately, slavery had not yet been abolished). Elsie goes to
school at home, along with the other kids living at Roselands who
are her aunts and uncles. Friends often visit them...)
Antisemitism and Xenophobia Today.
'AXT is an online examination of the manifestations of racism, xenophobia
and, especially, antisemitism, against a backdrop of the more general
social and political contexts in which such manifestations occur. '
Sports and Pastimes of the People of England,
'This book is a key source for information on leisure time activities in
'Olde England,' including sports, hunting, games, dancing, gymnastics,
music, festivals including Christmas and May Day and customs such as
Mumming, The Boy Bishop, and The Lord of Misrule. It answers questions
such as "How do you score a joust?," (p. 125) "When did feral wolves
become extinct in Britain?," (p. 12) and "How much do you pay the
piper?" (p. 164) And what is Shakespeare talking about when he mentions
Shove-Groat (p. 242) or Nine Men's Morris (p. 256)? (The modern
equivalents are shuffleboard and tic-tac-toe). Included are numerous
quotes from original documents and dozens of plates based on period
illustrations ... '
Gerard ter Boche.
'This is the first monographic exhibition in the United States of works
by Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681), one of the finest Dutch genre and
portrait painters. Some fifty of his best works, including his
celebrated group portrait, The Swearing of the Oath of Ratification of
the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648 (1648), from the National Gallery,
London, and his renowned genre scene, the so-called Paternal Admonition
(c. 1654) from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, have been brought together
from public and private collections...'
Links to highlights and resources.
The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Legendary American folk musicians.
'In August 1927 three musicians arrived at a makeshift recording studio
in Bristol, Tennessee, to audition for a talent scout from the Victor
Talking Machine Company. The songs A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and her
cousin Maybelle recorded that day drew upon the rich musical traditions
of their native rural Appalachia. The Carter Family sang of love and
loss, desperation and joy, and their music captured the attention of a
nation entering the darkest days of the depression. In the coming years,
with the release of songs such as Keep on the Sunnyside, Will the Circle
Be Unbroken and Wildwood Flower, Carter Family record sales exploded.
Success, however, brought sorrow to the Carter's personal lives...'
'Stephen Foster was the first great American songwriter. His melodies
are so much a part of American history and culture that most people
think they're folk tunes. All in all he composed some 200 songs,
including "Oh! Susanna" "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," and
"Camptown Races." Though he virtually invented popular music as we
recognize it today, Foster's personal life was tragic and contradiction-
riddled. His marriage was largely unhappy, he never made much money from
his work and he died at the age of 37 a nearly penniless alcoholic on
the Bowery in New York ...'
Mount St. Helens Post-Eruption Chemistry
'The collection provides a look at both the human and the scientific
sides of studying the eruption of a volcano. The slides were taken by
Professor William Zoller, Professor of Chemistry, University of
Washington, over a period of three years during research trips with his
team to study the chemistry and impacts of the 1980 eruption of Mount
Saint Helens. His group was the first allowed in after the initial
eruption ... '
Tibet Charity Multi Education Centre.
'We provide learning opportunities for the most marginalised
students in our community in a resourceful and coherent
learning framework. We are teaching languages for
vocational use while nurturing the dignity and sense
of self-worth of all our students.
We empower people to achieve their goals
and overcome their inhibitions. ' Gallery.
The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics,
'Diego María Rivera (1886-1957) is one of the most prominent Mexican
artists of the twentieth century. He gained international acclaim as a
leader of the Mexican mural movement that sought to bring art to the
masses through large-scale works on public walls. In his murals of the
1920s and 1930s Rivera developed a new, modern imagery to express
Mexican national identity, which featured stylized representations of
the working classes and indigenous cultures and espoused revolutionary
ideals. This exhibition highlights Rivera's early foray into cubism, a
less known but profoundly important aspect of the artist's development,
in which his interest in themes of nationalism and politics first
Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre.
'The art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is inseparable from
Montmartre (view a map of Paris), the working-class district on the
outskirts of Paris where the artist lived for most of his career. In the
late nineteenth century, Montmartre became the heart of a daring, often
racy, entertainment industry that lured thrill-seeking Parisians to its
dance halls and cabarets, circuses and brothels. The district was
electrified by the unusual mix of people drawn to the quarter: working-
class laborers enticed by the inexpensive housing, performers seeking
fame and fortune, adventurous Parisians who strayed from the more
bourgeois city center, and curious tourists ... '
Ethnomathematics Digital Library.
'Welcome to the Ethnomathematics Digital Library. The EDL provides
access to online resources worldwide. There are about 700 items in the
collection, and we are regularly adding new ones, particularly those
relevant to the Pacific region. '
The Quiz Show Scandal.
'When CBS premiered "The $64,000 Question" in 1955, the show was more
than a hit; it was a national phenomenon. More quiz shows followed. What
the audience was to learn, much later, was that many of these shows were
fixed. Slowly, painfully, the deceit unravelled. A look at the formative
years of television and the scandal's impact on the TV business and a
naive America. '
Xu Bing Interactives.
Contemporary Chinese artist.
'Bold, teasing thought-provoking works
of art that challend preconceptions
about written communication...'
The Colours of Winter: From London Transport's
Poster Archive 1909-94.
'This exhibition showcases a selection from the Museum's famous poster
archive on the seasonal themes of January sales shopping, winter days
out and Christmas. '
'The posters also show how London Underground and London Transport have
been patrons of popular art for nearly 100 years.'
A Month of Softies.
'Welcome to A Month of Softies! An online, on-going craft project where
everyone is welcome to join in. '
Walking on the Moon.
'What did it take to put a man on the Moon? What were the dangers? Who
were the Apollo 11 astronauts? How did they live in space? Visit
Walking on the Moon to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission! '
The Raymond Chandler Web Site. Classic
American detective fiction.
'This site was founded in 1997 to provide an online resource for
scholarship on Raymond Chandler, the foremost American hard-boiled
detective writer. '
Making Sense of the Sixties.
'Sometimes the flow of events is apparent. The focus of public debate is
centered and historians thereafter apply labels that define those eras.
Not so with the decade of the 1960s (which of course did not begin
immediately upon the stroke of 12:00 A.M., January 1, 1960) Here, the
current is uneven, numerous eddies are seen, a riverian tide appears at
moments to be at work. At other times the force of the flow appears to
have created new channels. And later the channels appear to have eroded
and filled in with the silt from the shore line...'
Hines Desserts. Good collection of online
pastry recipes. "So rich. So moist.
So very Duncan Hines."
The history of Duncan Hines.
'In the forties, Duncan Hines was a traveling salesman turned food critic,
who through his books became the authority on quality food. When he gave
a restaurant a top rating, it would be presented with a "Recommended by
Duncan Hines" sign. Today, our logo is a combination of the sign with a
book, and is emblazoned on all of our mix packages.'
'19 Princelet Street in Spitalfields is a magical
unrestored Huguenot master silk weaver's home, whose
shabby frontage conceals a rare surviving synagogue
built over its garden.'
'We are working to save the building and to create a
permanent exhibition where you can discover the
stories of waves of newcomers - Huguenots, Irish,
Jews, Bengali and Somali peoples among many others -
who have shaped this area and this nation.'
'In the early 1900s, visual artists working in cities
from Los Angeles to Moscow began conceiving an art to
express the energy and complexity of the new century.
Inspired by innovative technologies, scientific
discoveries, and new perspectives on spirituality and
psychology, they searched for ways to transcend
representation and elevate the viewer to a sublime
sensory level. For many pioneering artists and others
who expanded on their explorations, music offered a
model to which visual art might aspire: a pure and
abstract form that pushes beyond perceivable reality
and suggests limitless space and time. Their endeavors
became known as "visual music." '
Camera Was Not Nearly Enough.
'Our helicopter touched down in a cloud of camel-brown
sand, dust and plastic debris. As the cloud gradually
settled into new layers on the bone-dry desert
landscape, we could make out the faces of terrified
villagers. "Welcome to Sudan," I murmured to myself,
grabbing my pen and waterproof notebook.'
'A former Marine, I had arrived in Sudan's Darfur
region in September 2004 as one of three U.S. military
observers for the African Union, armed only with a
pen, pad and camera. The mandate for the A.U. force
allowed merely for the reporting of violations of a
cease-fire that had been declared last April and the
protection of observers. The observers sometimes joked
morbidly that our mission was to search endlessly for
the cease-fire we constantly failed to find. I soon
realized that this was no joke.'
Medieval and Tudor Kent Will Transcriptions.
'Transcriptions by L. L. Duncan
Leland Lewis Duncan (1862-1923) On his death many of
his notebooks were deposited with the Kent
Archaeological Society, of which he was a life-time
member. What has been typed up below is all that seems
to have survived...'
'Duncan's transcriptions were in a series of 'exercise
books' and bound quarto books, numbered from 1 to 61.
In 1934 Rev Bennitt, the Vicar of East Peckham,
compiled an index by parish of all the transcriptions
in Duncan's books no's 1 to 46 . This index, of over
1,622 entries, plus a further 566 entries from Books
47 to 61 has been typed up by Margaret Broomfield and
Dawn Weeks and amended in places by Zena Bamping using
Duncan's original books where they survive. Below you
will find two Indexes, the first by the name of the
Testator, second the Place, as detailed by Duncan. '
'If you are a follower of space missions, you are
almost certainly familiar with the "crew patches" that
are used to identify each mission. These days, it's
easy to purchase a fine embroidered patch -- sometimes
months before the mission gets off the ground. There
are few variations and virtually no artistic
reinterpretation. But this was not always the case...'
The Great Goddess.
'Welcome to Devi: The Great Goddess. This web site has
been developed in conjunction with the exhibition of
the same name. The exhibition is on view at the Arthur
M. Sackler Gallery from March 29, 1999 through
September 6, 1999.'
'Like the exhibition, this web site looks at the six
aspects of the Indian goddess Devi. The site offers
additional information on the contemporary and
historical worship of Devi, activities for children
and families, and a list of resources on South Asian
arts and cultures.'
Sabina Hill. Inuit artist.
'We are proud to announce that the Inuit Gallery of
Vancouver is now exclusively representing Sabina Hill
in Vancouver. To celebrate this new arrangement, a
collection of new furniture and art works will be
unveiled in the gallery on July 16.'
'Sabina Hill, designer and Steve Smith, First Nations
artist, are a collaboration of two cultures,
integrating modern design and traditional artistry to
create a truly Canadian art form. They create limited
edition custom furniture, art and accessories which
combine the rich mythology of Northwest Coast
aboriginal culture with a contemporary design
History of the Crimean Tatar People.
'Crimean Tatars are the indigenous people of Crimea.
Their population in the countries of the former USSR
is now about 5,000,000 people (by preliminary
estimate). About 270,000 Crimean Tatars returned to
Crimea from deportation. The remaining part of the
population is in Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan,
Tadjikistan, and Russia. There are also Crimean Tatars
in Turkey, Romania, and the USA...' Mejlis
of the Crimean Tatar
People. Many articles.
'Lola, an independent woman in her late 70s, is
widowed and living with her son and his family. Her
unique view of life is matched only by her fierce
independence, wicked sense of humor and blunt, but
often heart-warming honesty. Lola is the creation of
Steve Dickenson and Todd Clark and is based on
Dickenson's grandmother and aunt (both named Lola).
Everyone's grandma may not be as witty as Lola, a
sharpshooter who's busy living life to the fullest and
making sure everyone else does too. Proper diet,
exercise and political correctness aren't exactly her
cup of tea and her one-liners have earned Lola a space
in the hearts of readers from coast to coast. '
'Mixed Media Watch is a collaborative weblog and
grassroots coalition that works to promote more
realistic, three-dimensional portrayals of mixed
people, couples, families and transracial adoptees in
film, television, radio and print media.'
Hans Christian Andersen.
'Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark in 1805. '
'His fairy stories are internationally known and loved - but how did
such a self-obsessed, social misfit create this world of engaging
'Whether you've lived here all your life or just arrived, we're assuming
you're pretty savvy about London. You know where the major tourist sites
are and you're looking for some fresh ideas. Places to tell your friends
Foundation. Buddhist philanthropy.
'The Shinnyo-en Foundation helps build more caring communities by
supporting educational programs that engage and inspire young people
in meaningful acts of service. '
Wheels and Reels: London Transport on
'London's iconic bus, taxi, Underground and tram systems have all been
used at some time to create atmosphere and mood in feature films. They
provide an instantly recognizable backdrop that transports audiences to
one of the world's most dynamic cities.'
'London's Transport Museum has acquired most of the films and videos made
for London Transport (LT) and its predecessors between 1910 and the
present day, including classics such as All That Mighty Heart, the
lesser-known Our Canteens and a comprehensive record of the construction
of the Victoria line. '
'This exhibition explores the development of documentary and recruitment
film making by LT and its predecessors from the early twentieth century
onwards, using footage from the Museum's archives. It also looks at the
varied ways in which London's public transport has been used in feature
films, from the silents of the 1920s to Summer Holiday (1963) and Reign
of Fire (2002)...'
'He was boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten, a
short straggly tail and an ungainly gait, but though he didn't look the
part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses
in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim
realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a
national hero. They were his fabulously wealthy owner Charles Howard,
his famously silent and stubborn trainer Tom Smith, and the two
hard-bitten, gifted jockeys who rode him to glory. By following the
paths that brought these four together and in telling the story of
Seabiscuit's unlikely career, this film illuminates the precarious
economic conditions that defined America in the 1930s and explores
the fascinating behind-the-scenes world of thoroughbred racing.'
Biography of Frank Lloyd Wright. American architect. Great article,
'He was born in the agricultural town of Richland Center, Wisconsin,
USA and brought up with strong Unitarian and transcendental principles,
eventually designing the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. As a child
he spent a great deal of time playing with the Kindergarten educational
blocks by Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel (popularly known as Froebel's
blocks) given by his mother. These consisted of various geometrically
shaped blocks that could be assembled in various combinations to form
three dimensional compositions. Wright in his autobiography talks about
the influence of these exercises on his approach to design. Many of his
buildings are notable for the geometrical clarity they exhibit...'
'Welcome to FRESH YARN -- the first Online Salon for Personal Essays.
Part literary publication, part virtual spoken-word, all personal
'Every three weeks, FRESH YARN presents six new pieces written by a
diverse lineup of all-star writers, directors, producers, performers
The Illuminated Middle Ages.
'The Illuminated Middle Ages database presents several hundred recently
digitized illuminated texts from French national library collections.
While the full collection, in even higher resolution, is available for
purchase on DVD-ROM, this web site gives access to the entire database.
Only a portion of the full collection has been translated into English
for the web site, but visitors may also view the French-language
galleries in the site, where a dozen texts from each of the ten themes
are presented daily. '
Women in American History.
'In the last three decades, the field of women's history has begun to
transform the way the overall history of the United States has been
told. The women's liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s
simultaneously highlighted the neglect of women's experience in the
writing of history and stimulated hundreds of educated women to study
'Che-Lives is a leftist Internet project dedicated to the memory of the
communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Come and explore our
site, we have Che writings, speeches, biographies and articles available
in our Archive, find Che videos, sound files and much more in the
Download area. There are dozens of Che pictures in the Gallery, or you
can access other Che sites through our Links. '
Documenting America: America from the Great Depression
to World War II 1935-45.
'The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War
Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs
ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the
images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years,
the project emphasized rural life and the negative impact of the Great
Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the
photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for
World War II. The core of the collection consists of about 164,000
black-and-white photographs. This release provides access to over
160,000 of these images; future additions will expand the black-and-
white offering. '
Victoria of the United Kingdom.
'Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 - 22
January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom from 20 June 1837, and
Empress of India from 1876 until her death. Her reign lasted more than
sixty-three years - longer than that of any other British monarch. As
well as being queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
she was also the first monarch to use the title Empress of India...'
'Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) attributes the success of the final
phase of the satyagraha campaign in South Africa between 1908 and 1914
to the "spiritual purification and penance" afforded by the Tolstoy
Story of Thomas More.
Catholic biography of the English martyr.
reader will soon discover that my aim was not to write an exhaustive
biography in the conventional sense, but to tell a story in general
terms of a man and his friends and his enemies; his time and circumstance;
a story of tenderness and violence and tragedy, and, above all, a story
of courage and example...'
Tibetan Centre for
Human Rights and Democracy.
'The 11th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima, is the second highest
religious leader of Tibet. On 17 May 1995, the then six-year-old
Panchen Lama disappeared, three days after the Dalai Lama recognized
him as the re-incarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama...'
The Picture of Everything.
Heroes, cartoons, cars, people, robots, sea, land, air,
space and heaven.
'It all started in 1997 when I began doing a drawing of Spider-Man.
This led to a drawing of other super heroes from Marvel and DC around
him in the picture. Soon I had Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Spawn and
The Hulk and was quickly thinking of more. Inspired by some of the
works of Alex Ross and other comic book artists, I decided to try and
draw as many super heroes as I could in one picture...'
Zak Smith's Illustrations for Each Page of
'Gravity's Rainbow'. The illustrated version
of Thomas Pynchon's novel.
'So I illustrated Gravity's Rainbow-- nobody asked me to, but I did it
anyway. Most of the pictures are drawings-- ink on whatever paper was
lying around, but there are also paintings (acrylic), photos I took,
and experimental photographic processes. I tried to illustrate the
passages as literally as possible-- if the book says there was a green
Spitfire, I drew a green Spitfire. Mostly, I tried to make a series of
pictures as dense, intricate, and rich as the prose in the book. The
entire project was shown in the Whitney Museum's 2004 Biennial
Exhibition of Contemporary Art and is now in the permanent collection
of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.'
The Box Doodle
'the rules are quite simple:
rearrange a box to make any
kind of figure or object.
make the most of least. '
'Square America is a site dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage
snapshots from the first 3/4s of the 20th Century. Not only do these
photographs contain a wealth of primary source information on how life was
lived they also constitute a shadow history of photography, one too often
ignored by museums and art galleries. Or at least that what I tell people-
more accurately, the site is a catalog of my obsession with vintage
photographs. For the last eight years or so I've spent countless hours
digging through boxes of old snapshots at flea markets (mostly here in
Chicago and in NYC) and too much money buying photos on eBay. The site is
my attempt to create some kind of organizational framework, however
idiosyncratic, for the sprawling mess my collecting has created.'
Learning New Testament Greek.
'A "Little Greek" is someone who is still learning Greek. The phrase
originated when someone on the B-Greek Mailing List suggested that "a
little Greek is a dangerous thing". I replied that I am a Little Greek,
and I am dangerous, but so are some of the Big Greeks. Most Greek
grammars say a few things that are completely wrong, and most noted
authorities on the Greek language have said at least one stupid thing
White's Folk Farm!
'Everyone I know loves Steve White's art. This probably has something to
do with the fact that White seems to approach his subjects-country
music, popular culture, society at large-with the fiery zeal of a
charismatic, drunken backwoods preacher. But White's religion, if it can
be called that, is much kinder, friendlier and earthbound than your
typical fire-and-brimstone Christianity. Even his most vehemently
political work, attacking the scourges of violence, injustice and
corporate hegemony in our screwed-up, consumer-crazy society, will make
a grumpy man smile.'
Phen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Montana.
'The Buddhism of Tibet flourished in its homeland for more than a
thousand years, but was virtually unknown beyond its Himalayan borders.
However, because of the enforced exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
and so many of his people since the Communist Chinese incursion, this
living, spiritual tradition is now open and accessible, and grows anew
in the rest of the world.'
'For forty years, Tibetans have been rebuilding the infrastructure of
their religion in India and Nepal and it is there that thousands of
people have met and studied with Tibetan masters and made the Buddhist
way of life their own ... '
'To provide educational information to the public on biologically
related topics, as well as a source of biological images for personal
and non-commercial use.'
Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre.
'Tibetans in exile have, with the help of our friends abroad, been
struggling to keep the traditions alive under great difficulties. Under
the leadership of His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama, Tibetans have been
working tirelessly from an early stage by creating various institutions
for genuine democratic governance that uphold the Tibetan identity while
meeting the influences of modern world. The experience of the past four
decades, during which Tibetans have had close interaction with the
outside world, have shown that Tibetan culture had much to contribute to
the global world peace and harmony. '
Andy's World's Fair Index.
'I love World's Fairs. I'm particularly fond of the New York World's
Fair of 1964-65, which I attended as a baby. I have a collection of
second-hand World's Fair souvenirs which fills up 5 boxes, but my
favorite artifacts are the ruins left behind in Flushing Meadows,
Queens. Every few years I like to visit the old fairgrounds, to inspect
the remaining landmarks, like the Unisphere, the Rocket Thrower, the New
York State Pavilion, the Time Capsules, the Hall of Science, the Court
of the Universe, and others. This page features photos and commentary on
these World's Fair ruins.'
'is a specialist niche news agency covering topics related to lesser-used languages, linguistic
diversity and national minorities within the European Union.' Via
A Bit of Fry and Laurie Scripts Archive.
'This Archive contains all of the published scripts from the
British sketch comedy show, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie." Only four
six-episode series of the show were ever created. The first series
aired on the BBC in 1989, with the other series following in 1990,
1991, and 1995. A total of four books were published containing the
ABOF&L scripts -- A Bit of Fry & Laurie (Mandarin, 1990), A Bit More
of Fry & Laurie (Mandarin, 1991), 3 Bits of Fry & Laurie
(Heinemann-hardcover, 1992 and Mandarin, 1992), and Fry & Laurie
- Bit No. 4 (Mandarin, 1995). To the best of my knowledge, all of these
books are no longer in print. With such a high demand for these scripts,
it is about time they became published on the internet. '
A Welsh Course. Learn Welsh.
'This course is one suitable for beginners. The main emphasis of the
course is in developing conversational skills in Welsh as it is
currently spoken (as contrasted with teaching the forms needed for
understanding literary Welsh). '
Mission Memories, 1929.
'The author of this book, John Steven McGroarty (1862-1944) was poet
laureate of California, an author, journalist, dramatist, and unabashed
booster for the preservation and celebration of the California Missions.
He also served in Congress from 1935 to 1938. His drama, The Mission
Play, a three hour pageant spanning the entire history of the California
Missions, ran for twenty years at mission San Gabriel ... '
Aberfan: The Days After. Photo-essay.
'It was on every news station that October morning. A mountain had fallen
on a primary school in Aberfan, Wales. Scores of children were dead or
missing, along with many of their teachers. It was Friday, October 21st,
1966. The children had gone off to school, many of them walking alone,
for Aberfan was a safe community. A child could stroll from one end of
the village to the other without fear of being swept away by criminals.
They had waved goodbye to their mothers, while others, with book bags
in hand, kissed their dad's fresh-shaven faces and hurried on to Moy
Road to join their friends in the Pantglas Junior School...'
The Attention Seeker. Photo-essay.
'Antonin Kratochvil wants your attention, not for his own sake, but
for the sake of the planet on which we live. His latest book, Vanishing,
published by de.MO, is his most recent attempt to get you to pay attention
to the issues to which he has dedicated much of the last 16 years of his
life and career. The items whose rapid disappearance disturbs him include
forests, wildlife, indigenous cultures and social structures, and even the
civil liberties of the citizens of the United States. As a photographer
he believes that it is his job to go and photograph "things people usually
don't see, or things I think they should see." '
'In 1652, Patriarch Nikon of the Russian Orthodox Church introduced a
number of reforms aimed at centralizing his power and bringing Russian
Orthodox ritual and doctrine in line with those of the Greek Orthodox
Church. Old Believers rejected Nikon's reforms (see Raskol). One of
the main figures in the movement was Avvakum Petrovich. Even after the
deposition of Nikon (1658), who broached too strong a challenge to the
Tsar's authority, a series of church councils officially endorsed
Nikon's liturgical reforms. Old Believers rejected the innovations
and maintained that the official Church felt into the hands of
75 Years of IRS Criminal Investigation History.
'"75 Years of IRS Criminal Investigation History" was written and
published by the Internal Revenue Service. It chronicles the IRS unit
that makes sure that people and companies cough up what they owe in
federal income tax.'
'If you request this book-length report from the IRS via the Freedom of
Information Act, you'll receive a document with many names and passages
blacked out. Luckily for us, the IRS also published this report as an
uncensored perfect-bound book and sent it - via the Government Printing
Office - to Federal Depository Libraries in 1996. The IRS soon realized
that the report shouldn't have been released, and it made the GPO demand
that libraries return it...'
St. Custards. Classic British skool humour.
'This is me e.g. nigel molesworth the curse of st custard's which is the
skool i am at.
It is uterly wet and weedy as i shall (i hope) make clear but of course
that is the same with all skools ... '
The Pushkin Page.
Life, texts, humour.
'Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin was born in Moscow on May 26, 1799 (Old
Style). In 1811 he was selected to be among the thirty students in the
first class at the Lyceum in Tsarskoe Selo . He attended the Lyceum from
1811 to 1817 and received the best education available in Russia at the
time. He soon not only became the unofficial laureate of the Lyceum, but
found a wider audience and recognition. He was first published in the
journal The Messenger of Europe in 1814. In 1815 his poem "Recollections
in Tsarskoe Selo" met the approval of Derzhavin, a great eighteenth-
century poet, at a public examination in the Lyceum ... '
The Canada Gazette.
'The Canada Gazette is one of the vehicles that Canadians can use to
access the laws and regulations that govern their daily lives. It has
been the "official newspaper" of the Government of Canada since 1841. '
Rabindranath Tagore 1861-1941.
'Tagore was a Bengali writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in
1913. He was born in Calcutta and later traveled over the world. He grew
up in a large house where there was much writing and artistic activity,
and he wrote prolifically his entire life, producing more than 3,000
songs as well as volumes of novels, short stories, plays, and poems. In
later life he delivered lectures and made many paintings. He wrote what
are now the national anthems of both India and Bangladesh ... '
History of CND.
'In February 1958 the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament held its first
public meeting. That Easter the peace symbol was seen for the first time
on the first Aldermaston March. The meeting and march brought together
many of the elements that have characterised CND ever since...'
The Swing Movement in Nazi Germany.
'The Swing Kids (German: Swingjugend) were a group of jazz and Swing
lovers in the Germany of the 1930s, mainly in Hamburg (St. Pauli) and
Berlin. They were composed of 14 to 18-year old boys and girls in high
school, most of them middle or high-class students, but some apprentice
workers as well. They sought the British and American way of life,
defining themselves in Swing music, and opposing the National-Socialist
ideology, especially the Hitlerjugend.'