Last week the UK government COVID held a press briefing in an attempt to get the country behind new travel and social restrictions. What lessons can we learn from this bad example of how not to present evidence to support our positions?
Some inspiration in difficult times from a classical source.
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Planning a trip back through time? Have you thought about whether you’ll be able to understand what anyone is saying?
John Oliver presents a fairly devastating look at how history is taught in America and how that has contributed to our current problems.
Looking back at a 2015 post on the musical “Hamilton”, which raises questions about history and historical practice that reflects what scholars are and aren’t doing.
Regional variance in childhood jokes offers a fun look at the impact of mass media on culture.
Beloved by Stanley Kubrick, hated by Nazis — a look at Futura, the font of the future.
It’s Friday and we could all use a break. How about a “bardcore” cover of a Dolly Parton song?
A fascinating conversation among important authors about racism, history, and our current moment.
Happy Juneteenth! Today we celebrate the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Let us all continue to learn what we must learn, do what we must do, so that our nation can be what we want it to be.
Shocking, sobering and thought-provoking quotes from, and links to, plain language summaries of research relating to systemic or institutionalized racism, white privilege, and related topics.
Uncertain times call for distressed typography.
A time traveler goes back four months to explain to herself what’s been happening in 2020.
A visit to the world’s longest running video rental store and a lesson about the value of inconvenience.