Items tagged history

On conflating drag, (and femininity), with sexuality

Tags: gender, sexuality, history

How Do You Decolonize The Golden Age Mystery? Read More Historical Fiction!

Our view of any age is limited by what the writers of that age can see of it, and no writer ever has access to all of it at once.

Tags: books, representation, history

Business Wargames: Early Complex Text Games

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Toys of a Forgotten Generation

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Playing It The European Way – A Discussion On The European Gaming Market In The 80s

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Why Was Erotic Art So Popular in Ancient Pompeii?

A new exhibition spotlights 70 examples of sensual imagery discovered in the Roman city

Tags: history, sexuality

When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

Tags: media, law, history

Blackbeard's No Kill Rule In Our Flag Means Death Might've Been Real

Despite his fearsome reputation, the real life Blackbeard had a surprising record of not killing his victims, which Our Flag Means Death explains.

Tags: movies, history

People in the Middle Ages Slept Not Once But Twice Each Night: How This Lost Practice Was Rediscovered

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Cory Doctorow: Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature

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The Disappearance of Japan’s “Third Gender”

Gender roles in Edo Japan recognized an in-between position for young men, called Wakashu, that was erased as Japan westernized.

Tags: japan, gender, history

The Great Offline

The concept of “offline” is built on the earlier concept of “wilderness,” inheriting its flaws and hazards

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A look at the Irish: photography in Ireland from 1839 to now – in pictures

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On cathedrals and cooperation

Tags: society, history, architecture, religion

The dangerous playgrounds of 1900s through vintage photographs

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‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure

A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter

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Space colonies of the future as imagined by NASA in the 1970s

Tags: space, art, history

A Forgotten Humanist Photographer of Paris

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Bizarre old posters that taught the early movie-goers the rules and etiquette for watching films, 1912

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On looking in the past for a better future

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Vintage color postcards capture life in 19th century Tunisia

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Street Views

Long, stunning dive into the history of urban photography at the intersection of technology and society.

Tags: media, tech, history, society, cities

.io considered harmful

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On the power of pushing back against the marginalisation of sex workers

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Increased Hate Against Sweden’s Indigenous People

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On Endianness

Byte Endianness in computers has been a constant source of conflict for decades. But is there really a clear advantage to one over the other? Let’s explore together!

Tags: computers, science, history

From Richness to Ruin: 7 Abandoned Opera Houses

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1988: P.R.E.S.T.A.V.B.A. - 50 Years of Text Games

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In Praise of The Yard Goat

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On history versus chronicles

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The Completely Bonkers History of the Bathroom Scale

A century ago, few Americans had any idea how much they weighed. Here’s why that changed so dramatically.

Tags: america, health, history

The Mona Lisa Wasn’t Really That Famous Until It Was Stolen in 1911

Tags: art, history

How Scientists Use and Abuse Portraiture

Many scientific studies assume that the features of painted faces are the facts of the flesh-and-blood countenances to which they refer. This assumption is not only false; it is preposterous.

Tags: art, history, science, education

Imperial Wars Always Come Home

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Photographer Updates Postcards Of 1960s Resorts Into Their Abandoned Ruins

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On the King’s two bodies and modern myth making

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Life and Works of Sofonisba Anguissola, Noblewoman, Portraitist of Philip II

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Collections: The Fremen Mirage, Part I: War at the Dawn of Civilization

Discussing bad historical takes through the lens of sci-fi literature.

Tags: books, history, politics

Chief Gates Comes to Oakhurst: A Cop Drama

Tags: america, games, law, politics, history

What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion

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5 Ways Grimm's Fairy Tales Changed After the First Edition

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A History of Creativity

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Winamp 5.8 Media Player Released in All Its Nostalgic Glory

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Peter Jackson Restored, Colorized 100 Hours of World War I Footage

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An open letter to pretty much every linguistic Voynich theorist ever

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Demons Licking Your Toes

An Early 20th Century Manuscript from Isfahan

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Was Emily Brontё’s Heathcliff black?

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Somebody Peeled 30 Years Of Graffiti, And This Is What Was Underneath

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Stanford researcher sheds light on life of lesbians in Nazi Germany

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Women pioneered computer programming. Then men took their industry over.

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How Hollywood Whitewashed the Old West

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The Improbable, Bold History of Space Concept Art

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Scene at MIT: Margaret Hamilton’s Apollo code

A brief history of the famous 1969 photo of the software that sent humans to the moon.

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Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s

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A Revisionist History of Postwar Pop

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The Bestseller Book That Didn’t Exist: how the author of a beloved Christmas classic pulled off the Hoax of the Century

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lcamtuf's blog: On journeys

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70 maps that explain America

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The real Indiana Jones on why Western civilization is a bubble

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Lost Painting Found by Art Historian While Watching Stuart Little

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How Pinocchio set the standard for feature animation

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Romeo and Juliet Has No Balcony

Shakespeare didn't even know what a balcony was—so how did one end in his most famous scene?

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5 Things You Only Know If You Grew Up in a Communist Regime

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The 1,500 year old schism fuelling the clash between Russia and the West

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500 New Fairy Tales Discovered in Germany

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On Artifacts Future and Past

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Stockholm Olympics photos: What did Olympians look like in 1912?

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The Networked Novel: Gestation Periods, Birth Weights and the Literary Heartbeat (Part 1)

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