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Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

The Orkney archipelago is made up of around 70 islands situated off the Nor...

 
Jamie ClubbJamie Clubb

The blog of Jamie Clubb, author of "The Legend of Salt and Sauce: The ...

 
Your New RealityYour New Reality

There are so many kinds of reality, it's hard to keep track. Let me he...

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
Pro CommercePro Commerce

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of...

 
Rhymes With RightRhymes With Right

Blog on news, politics, and other matters of interest written by a Texas te...

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 


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In 1897, Cambridge students lined the streets to protest a vote that would grant women the right to earn a degree at their prestigious all-male university. The budding shitheads of the turn of the century launched rockets, threw eggs, and hanged an e...

“We knew—if we didn’t win this time—the town would be a dead town,” a member of the Women’s Emergency Brigade said about her hometown of Flint, Mich. during the 1937 Sit-Down Strike on General Motors. “You know, there was just nothing...

Costumes in the early 80's were little more than decorated plastic bags. And before Disney's IP came to dominate Halloween shops, costume makers had to come up with creative ways to let kids embody concepts like an Asteroid or Rubik's Cube. The resul...

Looking for something old fashioned or everyday cliche for your Halloween drag look!? Check out the history of Halloween costumes above! The post OMG, WATCH: 100 years of Halloween costumes with GLAMOUR appeared first on OMG.BLOG.

In the USA teenage culture was reflected in popular culture, novels and films like Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and rock & roll by Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock (1954). But the American term Youth Culture was no...

Honus Wagner’s career hung in the balance. In 1901, the superstar shortstop was in his second season with his hometown Pirates. But a wrenched knee suffered on the turf at Exposition Park—the Pirates’ home on the north side of Pittsburgh, a few...

The charts above are from The New York Times. They show the total tax rate paid by all income groups in this country (total of federal, state, and local taxes). The United States has traditionally had a progressive tax system. That means that those w...