'On Monday, December 3, 1917 a group of invited guests
gathered in Berthe Weill's gallery for the opening of
a Modigliani exhibition. It was the 33-year old
artist's first one man show and would remain the only
one in his lifetime. The presentation of roughly
thirty drawings and paintings had come about through
the efforts of Leopold Zborovski, who had been able to
persuade the committed art dealer, Berthe Weill, to
put on the exhibition. She had just moved her gallery
into new rooms on the Rue Taitbout, close to the
Opera. It was Modigliani's bad luck that exactly
opposite the gallery lay a police station, where the
reason for the ever-increasing stream of visitors to
the gallery was quickly noticed. Not only were a
number of large-format nude paintings hung in the
gallery rooms; for publicity purposes, one of
Modigliani's elegant nudes had also been placed in the
window. This was an attraction which caught the
attention of many passers-by who stopped to take a
closer look at the exhibition. This caused a small
scandal which ended with the show being banned ... '
by King James the First (1597) and
Newes from Scotland (1591).
'The first text presented here, written by James I of
England, is a wide-ranging discussion of witchcraft,
necromancy, possession, demons, were-wolves, fairies
and ghosts, in the form of a Socratic dialogue. The
second text is a sensational historical account of
Scottish witch persecution and is one of the sources
cited by Margaret Murray. I have taken some care to
transcribe these historical documents letter for
letter, without any attempt at correction or
modernization of spelling. These documents exemplify
the convoluted intellectual rationalizations used to
justify the barbaric witch hunts. The texts were
scanned from an early 20th Century reprint. '
The Albert & Vera Weisbord Archives.
'This is the internet archives of Albert & Vera
Weisbord, Leading Communist Radicals of the 1930's.
Organizers of 1926 Passaic Textile Strike, 1929
Gastonia Textile Strike, leaders of the Communist
League of Struggle 1931-37 ... ' Essays on
the Spanish Civil War.
'Ever since the fall of 1930 when the Spanish
Revolution began there has been no surcease of the
struggle in Spain. For a long time there was a
deadlock of forces, an equilibrium in the tug of war
between the property holders and the destitute. Now
the equilibrium is being definitely broken. The issue
before Spain is either Communism or Fascism. The
matter is being fought out not with ballots but with
bullets and ruthless civil war. Slowly the political
revolution is being definitively turned into a social
Atlas: Historic Sites.
'Japan has a rich history that stretches back
thousands of years, and the country's ancestors have
left their imprint everywhere. Japan has a variety of
historical sites where visitors can get a glimpse of
the culture, daily life, and thinking of people in
bygone days. In recent years, a succession of
prehistoric ruins have been excavated and surveyed,
giving us an understanding of how life was in times
for which we lack written records.'
in the Making.
'This site is about the history of Canada through the
words of the men and women who shaped the nation.
Built around the Government Documents collection of
the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates
narrative text with links to primary source texts.'
Use links on left to navigate. Manet's
'With letters being the main form of communication
during Manet's time I feel it is important to include
his correspondence. Apart from his school reports
about his lack of application and poor handwriting,
little is known about Manet's early years until his
voyage to Rio on a naval training ship. As you read
his letters you will come to know Manet. Most of the
letters from his later years will include a drawing or
watercolor. When Manet was ill he wasn't allowed to
paint large works in oil. To replace this he added
watercolor drawings to his letters. '
Ancient Greek World.
to the Ancient Greek World virtual gallery at the
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology. Click the links above to navigate this
site or click below to explore our other classical
galleries in the Worlds Intertwined exhibit.'
'Mahabharata (a.k.a. Mahabharat) is a great story of
sibling rivalry, of complex interwoven sub-stories, of
philosophy, divinity, adventure, bravery, and
betrayal. The characters are very well developed and
are glorified in great works of Indian art and
'Her current body of work combines the influence of
70's youth nostalgia, english eccentrics, abandoned
theme parks, and disney style faux swiss iconography
with deceptively 'cute' imagery like Keane style wide
eyes and sweet shop facades, adds a dark twist, and
utilizes a precise color palatte of sickly sweet
cupcake frosting pastels from cotton candy pink to
sour apple green to create quintessential portraits of
modern day angels with dirty faces. Wide eyed bunnies,
haunted theme park soda fountain girls, gloomy
sailors, and holly hobbie girls in black metal makeup
all find themselves right at home in her imaginary
'Stephanie McMillan decided at age ten that she would
become a cartoonist, and spent much of grade school
obsessively reading Peanuts and copying the
characters. She later revised her goal to animation,
and created her first short animated film during the
summer after high school at the film studio near Bonn,
Germany that had been founded by her grandfather,
animator Hans Fischerkoesen ("Das Loch im Westen,"
"Der Schneeman," "Die Vervitterte Melodie," and "Das
'High school also brought the beginnings of a
political awakening, and she wrote her first article
for the high school paper about the dangers of nuclear
war. She went on to work for many years on issues such
as reproductive freedom, immigrant rights, police
brutality and anti-imperialism. '
'While the Nazi and Soviet political movements were
undoubtedly among the most vile developments of the
20th century, they inspired works of art which have
the ability to expose some of the best and worst that
art can achieve. Because they involve such stark
contrasts of good and evil, they offer excellent
opportunities to discuss what aspects of art are good
and bad, what art can achieve at its best and what it
can destroy at its worst. '
The Great Ape Project. Personhood
'The idea is radical but simple: to include the non-human great apes
within the community of equals by granting them the basic moral and legal
protection that only human beings currently enjoy ...'
Selected Stories of Lu Hsun.
Lu Hsun (1881-1936)
'chief commander of China's modern cultural revolution, was not only a
great thinker and political commentator but the founder of modern Chinese
literature. As early as in the May 1918 issue of the magazine New Youth,
Lu Hsun published one of his best stories, A Madman's Diary. This was his
"declaration of war" against China's feudal society, and the first short
story in the history of modern Chinese literature ... '
The Museum of Witchcraft.
'The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall, houses the world's
largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. The
museum has been located in Boscastle for over forty years and is amongst
Cornwall's most popular museums. ' Take a tour of the collection.
The Rosa Luxemburg Internet Archive.
German-Jewish Marxist, murdered by rightists in 1919.
"Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members
of one party -- however numerous they may be -- is no freedom at all.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks
differently. Not because of any fanatical concept of 'justice' but
because all that is instructive, wholesome and purifying in political
freedom depends on this essential characteristic, and its effectiveness
vanishes when 'freedom' becomes a special privilege."
Jorge Luis Borges: The Garden of Forking Paths.
'Welcome to the Garden of Forking Paths, one of the most intriguing areas
of the Libyrinth of Allexamina. Here you will find access to the garden
planted by J.L. Borges, the Argentine writer, poet and philosopher.
Although I tend the garden as well as I can, beware: among these sprawling
labyrinths you will find illusions most seductive and truths most elusive.
Let me show you around.'
'Look, here - a beautiful poppy, yes? But some say that it has the
power to unravel time. And here: yes, this narcissus-flecked pool. The
locals contend that if you gaze into its depths too long, you are in
danger of merging with your reflection and losing all sense of Self;
for your image becomes that of all men. And there, a gallery of mirrors
most enigmatic; and hanging here, by this coin: the skin of a most unusual
British Portrait Miniatures.
'These pages developed to compliment the Miniatures Gallery tell the
story of the portrait miniature in Britain, from its first appearance in
the 1520s, at the court of Henry VIII, to the height of its popularity
in the early 19th century.'
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro.
'A Hypermedia Edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem
'Survey Graphic was the monthly illustrated number of Survey magazine,
the premier journal of social work in America in the 1920s. In November
of 1924, the Survey's chief editor, Paul Kellogg, asked Alain Locke
(then a professor of philosophy at Howard University) to design and edit
a special issue devoted to the African American "Renaissance" underway
in Harlem. Locke agreed, and the magazine that resulted was the first of
several attempts to formulate a political and cultural representation of
the New Negro and the Harlem community (see also, for example, Fire!!,
an arts and literary magazine produced by Wallace Thurman, Langston
Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Zora Neale Hurston, and others in response to
Locke's work) ...'
Colorado Riverbed Case.
'The Colorado Riverbed Case, sometimes known simply as "the Riverbed
Case," grew out of a desire by the State of Utah to determine, legally,
who owned the bed of the Colorado River. The State of Utah wished to
develop the bed of the river by drilling for oil and for other economic
purposes. First, however, it had to be determined who owned the bed of
the river: The State of Utah or the United States. This hinged on
whether the Colorado could be declared a navigable or a non-navigable
river. The plaintiff was the United States, and the defendant was the
State of Utah. The court, presided over by Charles Warren, a Special
master of the U.S. Supreme Court, began acquiring testimony in October
1929. The final decree was issued in 1931, giving possession of the
riverbed to the United States in non-navigable sections of the Colorado
River Basin in Utah. Possession of the riverbed in navigable sections of
the basin was given to the State of Utah...'
Music Temple Visitors' Registers 1938-61.
'Music Temple was a spectacular grotto in Glen Canyon of the Colorado
River about three miles below the mouth of the San Juan River. The
grotto was named by John Wesley Powell on his exploring expedition in
1869 because of the wonderful acoustics to be found inside. When Powell
and his crews stopped there in 1869 and again in 1871, several of the
crew members, including Bill Dunn, Frederick Dellenbaugh, and Powell
himself, chiseled their names into the soft sandstone at the end of the
canyon, thus establishing what is known as a "river register." From the
earliest commercial river tours through Glen Canyon, Music Temple was a
popular stop for parties of tourists, who often would try the acoustics
with songs and musical instruments. Many early river travelers followed
the tradition of chiseling their names into the sandstone, but
fortunately for history, as early as the 1930s someone began the
tradition of leaving a metal box in the grotto where travelers could
write their names on notebooks and pieces of paper. '
'Kali is a destructive and creative aspect of God as the Divine Mother
in Hinduism. Kali is the fierce aspect of Devi, God's energy, i.e.,
Shakti or God as the Divine Mother, who is fundamental to all other
The continuous, ongoing work of Creation is described as "the play of
'Set free by the Teen Angels from his pre-historic block of glacier ice
comes the worlds first super hero, Captain Caveman. Now the constant
companion to the Teen Angels; Brenda, Dee Dee and Taffy, in their
hilarious and sometimes scary mystery missions. Get ready for Captain
Caveman and the Teen Angels!'
'If the phrase Cavey-wavey means anything to you, then you are truly a
child of the eighties. This was yet another classic from Hanna-Barbera.
As with all HB cartoons, you either loved it or you hated it. I
certainly loved it.'
'The Flumps is the story of a close family of fluffy fur balls, probably
coughed up by a cat somewhere. There s no other way to describe them. '
More kids' TV
'This website is dedicated to the American artist John Cage (1912-1992)
Guide to local councillors in selected local authorities
in England and Wales. Commendable local e-democracy
Grimm's Northumberland Sketchbooks.
'Samuel Hieronymus Grimm made his living accompanying well-to-do
patrons on their travels around England in the late-18th century,
capturing their journeys in detailed pen-and-ink drawings.'
'When Richard Kaye, his chief patron, became a Prebend at Durham
Cathedral, Grimm set out to record the buildings and landscapes of
Northumberland ... '
Art and biography.
'Frida Kahlo was s Mexican painter who produced mostly small, highly
personal self-portraits using elements of fantasy and a style inspired
by native popular art. Kahlo was born in Coyoacán, Mexico, near Mexico
City. While a student at Mexico City's National Preparatory School in
1925, she sustained severe injuries in a bus accident. During her
recuperation, Kahlo taught herself to paint. After three years she
took some of her first paintings to the famous Mexican muralist Diego
Rivera, who encouraged her to continue her work. Kahlo and Rivera
married in 1929 ... '
'This essay, published in 1820, was an attempt to prove that modern
Freemasonry derived from ancient Greek philosophical and religious
ideas. Hippolyto da Costa (1774-1823), was a Brazilian journalist,
author, Freemason and world traveller. He was imprisoned for being
a Freemason by the Inquisition in Portugal in 1802; he escaped in 1805.
He settled in London and wrote a two volume book about his experiences,
Narrativa da Perseguição, in 1811. He went on to start the first Brazilian
periodical, the Correio Braziliense or Armazém Literário, (1808-23),
for which he is known today as "the founder of the Brazilian Press" ... '
Thought Disorders Community.
'The World Health Organization has identified Schizophrenia as one of
the ten most debilitating diseases affecting human beings ... '
Daughter from Danang.
'Mai Thi Hiep was born in Danang, Vietnam's dominant port city, home
to over 490,000 people. But she didn't live there long. At age six,
she was airlifted to the United States and adopted by a single mother,
Ann Neville, who renamed her Heidi. The two settled in the small town
of Pulaski, Tennessee, population c. 7000...'
'Dragonswood is an open friendly resource for Pagans of all paths and
Seekers of all levels of experience with a bias toward the newcomer. '
The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison
'Prolific inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) has
had a profound impact on modern life. In his lifetime,
the "Wizard of Menlo Park" patented 1,093 inventions,
including the phonograph, the kinetograph (a motion
picture camera), and the kinetoscope (a motion picture
viewer). Edison managed to become not only a renowned
inventor, but also a prominent manufacturer and
businessman through the merchandising of his
inventions. The collections in the Library of
Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded
Sound Division contain an extraordinary range of the
surviving products of Edison's entertainment
inventions and industries. This site features 341
motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other
related materials, such as photographs and original
magazine articles. Cylinder sound recordings will be
added to this site in the near future. In addition,
histories are given of Edison's involvement with
motion pictures and sound recordings, as well as a
special page focusing on the life of the great
Greece's Greatest Hero.
'The most popular of Greek heroes, Hercules (sometimes
called "Herakles") was celebrated in stories,
sculptures, paintings, and even in the geography of
the ancient world ... '
Tarrant Crawford, Dorset:
'This set of pages gives a transcription of the 1861
census for Tarrant Crawford, transcribed and kindly
made available by Royston Clarke as a part of the
On-line Parish Clerk project. I have added a surname
index. It has not been independently checked, and it
should therefore be treated with caution, particularly
with regard to names and places of birth, which were
at times difficult to decipher. I hope nevertheless
that it will be of some help to people researching
ancestors in this parish. '
of the Yucatan.
'Welcome to a pictorial documentation of Dave Rogge
and Doris Nerding's recent (September, 1999)
exploration of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and
neighboring areas of eastern Chiapas. '
'The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form
used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns
during the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective
maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are
nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as
if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not
generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns,
individual buildings, and major landscape features in
Tales and Trails.
'This site is, as the title implies, devoted almost
exclusively to the history of Wyoming as told through
'Much more than just another link site, ExploreNorth
is here to help with all the information you need to
explore the circumpolar North. ' 'The regions we
cover are Alaska, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest
Territories, Nunavut, Greenland, Iceland, Norway,
Sweden, Finland, the Faroe Islands and the northern
parts of the Russian Federation. ' 'With original
articles and photos, and background material on the
culture, environment and economy of the North, you
will find information here that is available nowhere
else. If you need help with travel planning or
homework, just click on whichever of the interactive
features you like. And to see the southern Yukon as it
looks right now, check out our webcam, which looks
over Lake Bennett to Caribou Mountain. '
in Indian Society.
'We bring you this online presentation on the holy and
the deadly fangs of India by popular request. We begin
with a brief Q&A on the role of the cold-blooded
crawlers in Indian society and present depiction of
snakes in Indian art. You will also find pictures of
snake charmers from 14th century India to present
'During the time when gods were "petty and cruel,"
three of the leading goddesses had a contest to
determine who was most beautiful. The prize was Eris'
golden apple. To make it objective, they hired a human
judge, Paris (also called Alexander), son of the
Eastern potentate, Priam of Troy. Since Paris was to
be paid according to the largesse of the winner, the
contest was really to see who provided the most
attractive incentive. Aphrodite won hands down, but
the prize she offered was the wife of another man ...
'Welcome to Heritage Scrapbooks, a site documenting a variety of
scrapbooks on a variety of topics throughout the last 300 years. '
'Aid to Artisans is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating
economic opportunities for craftspeople in developing nations. ATA's
staff, design and business consultants, volunteers and an active board
of directors help handcraft-based businesses compete in the global
'The Quilt Index is an online research and reference tool designed to
provide unprecedented access to contextual information and images of
quilts held in private and public collections. '
'This pilot Index presents quilts inventoried over the past 20 years by
quilt documentation projects in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and
of Cambodian Banknotes.
There are no notes for the years 1976, 1977 and 1978 -
this is because the
Khmer Rouge, which ruled from 1975-79, abolished
Note also how different the numerals are from
Western numerals; for example,
the numeral for 1 looks a bit like
our number 9 -
Quetzalcoatl: The Man, The Myth, The Legend.
'Quetzalcoatl. We've all heard the name before. "He's that Feathered
Serpent of Ancient Mexico". However, that only answers the WHAT. Ask,
WHO he was, and you might get an answer along the lines of an
unintelligble stare; or the standard response, "Yeah. He was the guy who
was suppose to return from the East to reclaim his power, but the
Indians mistook Cortés for him instead". Though it might seem a simple
enough question, a far more involved and complicated answer is
The Story of India's Freedom Struggle.
'As the subcontinent recovers from a bloody war with fellow residents,
it is very important to recognize how we got here. In the narrow
mindedness of the regional fervor, it is easy to forget the sacrifices
made- by Hindus and Muslims alike - from the heroics of Queen Laxmibai
and Tippu Sultan to the moral conquests of Mahatma Gandhi. to liberate
our motherland from the Europeans.'
Indian National Congress archive.
Archive Legales Amedeo Modigliani.
'Amedeo Modigliani was born in Leghorn (Livorno) on 12 July 1884, the
fourth child of Flaminio Modigliani and Eugénie Garsin.
Amedeo's precocious propensity to painting revealed itself when he
started to frequent the studio of the artist Guglielmo Micheli from
Leghorn starting from the summer of 1898.
In 1901, he left on a trip with his mother after recovering from a
pulmonary ailment ... '
Kim McDonald Fine Art.
'With vibrant colors, an intensely personal style, whimsical borders and
a touch of fantasy, Kim McDonald's oil paintings capture the essential
sprit of the Hawaiian Islands. Her art accentuates the ever-changing
moods of island weather, lush foliage and the deep sensuality of the
Hawaiian people. '
Mexican Holidays. Links to the histories of
the most important.
The Mexican Revolution of 1910.
'For most of Mexico's developing history, a small minority of the people
were in control of most of the country's power and wealth, while the
majority of the population worked in poverty. As the rift between the
poor and rich grew under the leadership of General Díaz, the political
voice of the lower classes was also declining. Opposition of Díaz did
surface, when Francisco I. Madero, educated in Europe and at the
University of California, led a series of strikes throughout the country
Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition.
'The digitized items in the Alcohol, Temperance and Prohibition
Collection are from the Alcoholism and Addiction Studies Collection
well as from various collections in the Brown University Library -
broadsides, sheet music, pamphlets and government publications.' 'The
items have been collected at Brown for over three centuries for
researchers and scholars at Brown and worldwide interested in American
history, including the history of alcoholism, and in how the media was
used for spreading ideas and information, and in how the arts presented
Betty Boop Cartoons.
'This site is devoted to the analysis of the Betty Boop cartoons
produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. The essays provide a summary
of the plot, commentary about the animation, background information when
available, and information about the music, including the lyrics to
songs on the cartoons. '
Betty Boop: Before and after the Hays Act.
'Betty was created soon after the end of the "roaring '20s," a time when
people were relatively uninhibited about sexuality. As a result of this,
the early Betty Boop cartoons were rather explicit. Betty wore a
sleeveless dress that ended high above her knees, and in countless
cartoons, this dress came off (or in other cases, she wore a long gown
that would become translucent at certain times). Male characters often
felt her up, and "boop-oop-a-doop" seemed to have more meaning than just
a scatty nonsense expression ... '
'The country of Burma is lush, rich in natural resources and home to
of peoples and cultures.'
'But due to a military government of isolationist economic mismanagement,
the 45 million people there live without their human rights and in extreme
poverty ... '
Scotland's Pages: Scotland's Written History.
'Explore almost one thousand years of Scotland's history via our
interactive timeline, and trace events as they happened by reading
the first-hand accounts of observers, from the death of St Margaret
to the opening of the new Scottish Parliament. Digital facsimiles of
some of the most important documents in the Library's collections help
to illustrate the story of the shaping of the Scottish nation.'
Dictionary of Wisconsin History.
'These names of hundreds of people, places, things and events occur in many writings about
Wisconsin history. Each is briefly defined here, and a source in which it is used or explained is
cited. The Dictionary is being built chronologically and is currently strongest in terms from early
Scottsboro: 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.'
Record. Travel and landscape photography.
'The Visual Record started in May of 2002 and now features over a
thousand pictures. '
'Why do I it? I guess it's just not much fun just having all your photos
hidden away on your hard drive. The truth is, one of the best parts
about any trip is getting home and posting the photos for friends and
family to see (and one of the worst parts is writing the stupid text.
Lord, banging my head against a brick wall would be more fun and
rewarding. Unfortunately most people seem strangely interested in my
tedious ramblings, so now I have to keep doing it. Woe, woe is me.)...'
William Gedney Photographs and Writings.
'From the mid 1950s through the early 1980s, William Gedney (1932-1989)
photographed throughout the United States, in India, and in Europe. From
the commerce of the street outside his Brooklyn apartment to the daily
chores of unemployed coal miners, from the indolent lifestyle of hippies
in Haight-Ashbury to the sacred rituals of Hindu worshippers, Gedney was
able to record the lives of others with remarkable clarity and
poignancy. These photographs, along with his notebooks and writings,
illuminate the rare vision of an intensely private man who, as a writer
and photographer, was able to reveal the lives of others with striking
sensitivity ... '
Cowboy Photographer: Erwin E. Smith.
'Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947) always wanted to be a cowboy and an artist.
When he was a boy growing up in Bonham, a town in Fannin County in North
Texas, the era of the great trail drives was over, and he feared that
the old ways of the cowboy were disappearing. However, the legend and
myth of the cowboy was just beginning. Popular literature, art by
Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, and the fledgling film
industry promoted a romantic, yet often inaccurate, image of the cowboy.
For his part, Smith resolved to honor the life of the cowboy by
presenting as true a portrayal as possible. '
of Mongolian Banknotes. Some of these have
pictures of Genghis Khan on them. During the
Communist period, Genghis Khan was officially reviled,
but now he is considered to be a Mongolian national
'Dogme 95 is a movement in filmmaking developed in 1995 by the Danish
directors Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Kristian Levring, and Søren
Kragh-Jacobsen. This movement is sometimes known as the Dogme 95
collective. The goal of the collective is to instill a sense of simplicity
in filmmaking, free of postproduction modifications and other gimmicks
Paul Smith's Typewriter Art.
'Paul was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1921. Although severe
cerebral palsy kept him out of school, it hasn't kept him from having a
'Never having a chance as a child to receive a formal education, Paul
taught himself to become a master artist as well as a terrific chess
player. With much humility and a charming, self-depreciating sense of
humor, he has become a man who excels at making the lives of those
around him much richer ... '
Tycho Brahe Homepage.
'Tycho Brahe was a brilliant astronomer and scientist of his time, and
has had a big significance on the development of astronomy, science in
general, and our view of the world. '
'He is especially famous for two particular things, his damaged nose,
and his death. '
Duck Soup (1933).
'The Marx Brothers' greatest and funniest masterpiece - the classic
comedy Duck Soup (1933) is a short, but brilliant satire and lampooning
of blundering dictatorial leaders, Fascism and authoritarian government.
The film, produced by Herman Mankiewicz, was prepared during the crisis
period of the Depression. Some of its clever gags and routines were
taken from Groucho's and Chico's early 1930s radio show Flywheel,
Shyster & Flywheel. Working titles for the film included Oo La La,
Firecrackers, Grasshoppers, and Cracked Ice ... '
Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection.
'Charles Weever Cushman, amateur photographer and Indiana University
alumnus, bequeathed approximately 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his
alma mater. The photographs in this collection bridge a thirty-two year
span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented the
United States as well as other countries.'
'Indiana University's Digital Library Program and the Indiana University
Archives invite you to explore what Cushman saw. Here you can view his
photographs as well as read contextual information about Cushman's life
The Official Web Site of the Central Tibetan
'Tibet's oldest spiritual tradition is Bön. According to Bönpo accounts,
eighteen enlightened teachers will appear in this aeon and Tönpa
Shenrab, the founder of the Bön religion, is the enlightened teacher of
this age. He is said to have been born in the mythical land of Olmo Lung
Ring, whose location remains something of a mystery. '
Edward Curtis. Photographer of the American Indian.
'The work of Edward Curtis has stirred heated controversy on and off
Indian reservations since its rediscovery in the 1970s. Curtis has been
accused of posing his subjects, fabricating traditional Indian life from
his own imagination, and perpetuating the myth of the vanishing
'This site focuses on the complexity of the controversies surrounding
Curtis and his work. Streaming video clips of interviews with Native
Americans and scholars reveal passionate, personal and unique
relationships to Curtis' photographs. Visitors can hear what Indian
people are saying about the photographs; how scholars analyze the
controversy; and how filmmaker Anne Makepeace views the debate.'
site is devoted to William Morris (1834-96), the British craftsman,
designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. It aims to present news of
Morris-related events and publications; information about the worldwide
William Morris Society; materials relating to the life and work of
Morris, his friends, and followers; and links to other places of
interest on the Internet. '
Cabeza de Vaca's
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America,
odyssey of Cabeza de Vaca's is one of the great true epics of history.
It is the semi-official report to the king of Spain by the ranking
surviving officer of a royal expedition to conquer Florida which
fantastically miscarried. '
Lardnermania: An Appreciation of Ring W.
Lardner and His Work.
'Ring Lardner was one of the most successful writers of the 1920s,
enjoying the rare combination of critical and popular approval of
his work. From his beginnings as a sports journalist to his later work
as a humorist, recorder of the slang vernacular, and satirist, Lardner
distinguished himself as one of the best writers in these genres, earning
himself a permanent place in the history of American letters.'
'This web site is dedicated to Richard P. Feynman, scientist, teacher,
raconteur, and musician. He assisted in the development of the atomic
bomb, expanded the understanding of quantum electrodynamics, translated
Mayan hieroglyphics, and cut to the heart of the Challenger disaster. But
beyond all of that, Richard Feynman was a unique and multi-faceted
individual. Feel free to explore this site to find out about Feynman,
what he was and why he remains one of the most celebrated and revered
scientists of modern times.'
'The Retrofuture is a concept based on a simple question: what happened to
all that futuristic stuff which was supposed to change our lives by the
year 2000? Stuff like rocket belts, flying cars, food pills and inflatable
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck.
'For over fifty years Dave Brubeck has been a giant of American jazz,
exciting millions of fans and improvising in unique rhythms and time
signatures. He changed the landscape of jazz in the 1950's and 1960's,
broadening its audience and recording the first jazz album to go gold. And
Brubeck's music is still relevant today. In his eighties, he is going
strong - performing, traveling, drawing sell-out crowds, creating new
music and reaching new heights ...'
Grandeur of Rococo.
"The early eighteenth century was in the hands of princes and prelates
whose wealth and ambitions were reflected in masterpieces commissioned to
celebrate the pomp and splendor of their reign. Marvels of a dizzying
grandeur were created in an exuberantly ornate style designated as
"More discreetly, abbots, bishops and archbishops, often of royal lineage,
sought to offer God and His followers palaces expressing their faith in
ecstatic, even voluptuous, terms." '
The Essential Vermeer.
'The Essential Vermeer provides a wide range of in-house resources for
studying the work and life of Johannes Vermeer. New studies are constantly
added. You may also find the most recent news about Vermeer related
exhibitions, publications, websites, multi-media events and developments
in Vermeer scholarship ... '
BollyWhat?! The guide for clueless
fans of Bollywood films.
'What is Bollywood,
exactly? What does it
mean when someone
wags her thumb, or puts red
dye in the part of her hair?
Find out all this and more...'
The Old Corral.
'Remembering the B-Western Movie, Heroes, Heroines, Sidekicks, Heavies &
Exclusively B-Westerns ... no A-Westerns, no TV Westerns, no 'spaghetti'
Sugar & Spicy.
'This web site is devoted to the postcards my grandfather collected from
approximately 1906-1918. The collection is comprised of 435 postcards,
most of which were produced in Russia, Poland and Germany. My maternal
grandfather, Benjamin Swartzberg, lived from 1890 to 1985. For the past
five years I have simultaneously been researching the history and origins
of my grandfather?s postcard collection as well as the genealogical
history of my grandfather?s family. Both aspects of my research have
resulted in discoveries about my grandfather and his family which have
been immensely gratifying. What follows is an account of my exploration
into my grandfather?s life as seen through his postcards and his family
history. You will find 36 images of Benny?s postcards here on this web