Items for January 2015

Drawing the prophet: Islam’s hidden history of Muhammad images

Ban on depictions has not always been absolute – Islam has a rich heritage of images and icons dating back to the 13th century

Tags: islam, art, history

The fascinating origin story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tags: cool, comics

14 gorgeous photos of the national parks the government shut down

Oh, the places you can't go!

Tags: travel, politics, photos

A cop in Ukraine said he was detaining me because I was black. I appreciated it.

Being a black man in Ukraine showed me everything that’s wrong with race in the U.S.

Tags: europe, racism

Artist Turns Animal Problems Into Cute Comics

Tags: animals, comics