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The first Memorial Day was led by former slaves in Charleston. Charleston was in ruins. The peninsula was nearly deserted, the fine houses empty, the streets littered with the debris of fighting and the ash of fires that had burned out … Continue reading
Mason Jennings, The Field
In preparation for my International Politics classes on why nations go to war next semester, I’ve been asking my friends to recommend pro-war or patriotic songs (I’ll be using anti-war songs too but I’m more familiar with that genre). If … Continue reading
Four year old Jamilah Mazloom (my friend’s lovely daughter) at Ja’afari Islamic Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Photo: MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson. ”…concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war … Continue reading
How did those teeny, tiny European countries conquer the rest of the world?
Richard Mosse’s Infrared Photographs Richard Mosse‘s pictures of Congo draw from a different palette of colours, literally. Using recently discontinued Kodak infrared film, his photographs turn the vegetation of the eastern Congo into jarring magenta, while the soldiers’ uniforms go purple. … Continue reading