Paris Exposition: street scene, unidentified, Paris, France, 1900. View of street. People sit in and climb to the top of a carriage. Brooklyn Museum Archives, Goodyear Archival Collection
For unsuspecting herdsmen in the 13th century, April showers didn’t bring May flowers—they brought Mongol hordes.
New research by a team of tree-ring scientists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory may have uncovered the reason why an obscure band of nomadic Mongol…
Amy Merrick on the history and demise of the traditional shopping mall: http://nyr.kr/1qtbn0G
“As any cubicle dweller knows, people like natural light and fresh air and, when deprived of them, feel oppressed. So do they feel alienated by those older malls, with their raw concrete, brutalist architecture and fretful, defensive air?”
Photograph by Brian Ulrich.
Maybe, maybe not. Yeah, I’m decisive. I’m not a big fan of malls, but … when summer is really hot it’s nice to be able to go out, and walk around a big air-conditioned space.
Alcatraz, the notorious island prison surrounded by the waters of San Francisco Bay, is slowly giving up its secrets.
Researchers have now discovered extensive tunnels, embankments and other remnants of a military fortress hidden beneath the floors of the prison. Experts had thought these…
Social media is basically social comparison on steroids.” … It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap online. “What you don’t see are the same things you don’t post about yourself: fights with loved ones, family drama, insecurities, problems at work.
Generally regarded as a feminine “accomplishment,” music was considered in the 18th century an ornament or social skill; in the 19th century it became a component of a lady’s education. Women typically learned keyboard instruments, harp, and guitar, and were taught how to sing, but they were generally not trained as professionals, since society viewed public performance as immodest.