History vs. Genghis Khan – Alex Gendler

He was one of the most fearsome warlords who ever lived, waging an unstoppable conquest across the Eurasian continent. But was Genghis Khan a vicious barbarian or a unifier who paved the way for the modern world? We’ll see in “History vs. Genghis Khan.” “Order, order. Now who’s the defendant today? Khan!” “I see Your…

Learning Lessons From Loos – Bulgaria Enters The War I THE GREAT WAR – Week 64

As we’ve seen over the past 15 months, the war has grown ever larger as new countries join the fight. You’d think they may be deterred by the death toll of millions of young men, but you’d be wrong. You’d especially be wrong this week, as this week Bulgaria joins the war. I’m Indy Neidell;…

Who decides whether art is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | A.O. Scott

I think that taste hierarchies do exist and they’re almost always the kind of the representation of other sorts of hierarchies and assumptions. And that’s why I really think that part of the job of criticism is to be against them, is to refuse, at least the categorization of things as high and low. I…

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

[MUSIC] Although February 2015 might fit perfectly on the page, every year it’s the runt of the monthly litter. This deficit of days, this calendar craziness, this oddity of the annum, like so much of modern culture, is the Romans’ fault. Here’s the crazy story of why February has 28 days… except when it doesn’t.…

The Battle of Jutland – Royal Navy vs. German Imperial Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 97

Since the beginning of the war, the two most powerful navies in the world had failed to decisively engage, the British navy instead blockading the Germans to deprive them of supplies, the Germans harassing international shipping with U-boats, but that changes this week when mighty ships clash. 100 years ago this week was the Battle…

The New Babylon (1929) movie

This musical reconstruction is based on a manuscript by Dmitri Shostakovich… that is being kept in the Glinka museum of Moscow. In 2004 the manuscript has been edited and arranged for the film’s premier. The New Babylon drama in eight parts during the time of the Franco-Prussian war… and the Commune of 1871 Screenplay and…

Kanamara P*nis Festival Exposed ★ ONLY in JAPAN

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested -Includes content that is considered sexual in nature Now I am in Kawasaki Daishi station which is located between Tokyo and Yokohama in Kawasaki City And site of Japan’s most peculiar festival, held on the first Sunday of April, every year (2016 is Apr. 3) known as the festival of the…

Fiber Fair Friday [599]

♪ Cause we’re stuck in, stuck in Vermont ♪ ♪ Can’t get out ♪ ♪ Rondo Brothers, “Catmint” ♪ Welcome to Stuck in Vermont brought to you by Seven Days and sponsored by New England Federal Credit Union. My name’s Eva Sollberger, today we are here in Winooski at the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum and…

Chapaev (1934) movie

CHAPAYEV Based upon documents of D.A. Furmanov and A.N. Furmanova Written and directed by the Vassiliev Brothers Co-director Yuri Muzykant Photography by A. Sigayev and A. Ksenofontov Sound Engineer – Bekker Music by Gavriil Popov Consultants: I.S. Kutyakov, D.M. Kovalyov and A.I. Furmanova Chapayev – Boris Babochkin Furmanov – Boris Blinov Anna – Varvara Myasnikova…