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Gojira

Gojira

“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion” I imagine that you find this ridiculous.  Far from it.  This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective  anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. […]

warrior dreams in a medieval child's art

warrior dreams in a medieval child's art

Time to battle!  In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them.  Including pieces from children. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning […]

Apollo 11, The Eagle

Apollo 11, The Eagle

On July 16, 1969, an event that captivated the world.  Apollo 11 launched the first mission that landed humans on the moon. The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]


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