‘Beauty and the Beast’ Comes From a Long Line of Stories About Women Hooking Up With Animals

“At last he turned to her and said, ‘Am I so very ugly?’” Wood engraving by Walter Crane, 1896. Via the New York Public Library’s digital collections. Beauty and the Beast is officially a box office hit, and so the Disney live-action remake machine will continue to clank merrily along, churning out entertaining movies billed […]

This 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword Is Absolutely Incredible

Careful, now—that sword is 3,000 years old. (Image: GUARD Archaeology) In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. Among the items found is a gold-decorated spearhead, and a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition. The artifacts were […]

Why You Can’t Ever Call an Enslaved Woman a “Mistress” | Teen Vogue

In the black community, many different opinions abound regarding the usefulness of Black History Month. For some, it is viewed as a necessary and critical tool for cultural celebration and propagating the importance of our collective historical achievements, which otherwise would go unnoticed. For others, it feels like a reductive display of forced lip service […]

We’re Still Not There: A Practical Guide to Resistance | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS – YouTube

Turns out Black History took more than a month? Ashley Nicole Black investigates. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesdays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS! Show more Show less Source: We’re Still Not There: A Practical Guide to Resistance | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS – YouTube

In an age of ‘alternative facts,’ a massacre of schoolchildren is called a hoax – Chicago Tribune

If there is anything worse than losing a child, it is losing a child and having people taunt you over the loss. That is what happened to the family of Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old with tousled brown hair and lollipop-red lips, the youngest of the 26 children and staff members gunned down in 2012 at Sandy […]

Refugees Refused | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS – YouTube

Refugees come here with the audacity to take the Statue of Liberty literally. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesdays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS! 0:00 Welcome back to the show. 0:02 If you’re in the middle of tweeting “Dumb Canadian bitch, 0:05 shut up about immigrants,” pause those thumbs a sec. 0:08 […]

Calling the Holocaust ‘sad’ is the first step towards denying it ever happened | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

As anyone who has seen Denial, the new film about the 2000 libel trial brought by David Irving against the historian Deborah Lipstadt, will know, Holocaust denial can take many forms. In the face of all the evidence, there are those who say that six million Jews were not murdered by the Nazis; or that […]