Category Archives: culture

Shirtless Authors From Mark Twain to Hemingway!

Shirtless Authors From Mark Twain to Hemingway!

A shirtless photo of Mark Twain has taken the Web by storm. From Faulkner to Hemingway, here are other writers who’ve gone topless Mark Twain, possibly apocryphally, once said: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” America’s favorite writer is of course much better known for dressing up in […]

Fun in the sun before Kim Jong-un! Photos from the 70s and 80s show how North Korea portrayed itself as a tourist destination.

Fun in the sun before Kim Jong-un! Photos from the 70s and 80s show how North Korea portrayed itself as a tourist destination.

North Korea was closed to most tourists during the 70s and 80s except those from communist countries Vintage brochures show how those living under communist rule were encourage to take a holiday there  Images show men playing volleyball, families enjoying theme parks, and people eating the local cuisine North Korea still entices tourists to the […]

Old Color Photos of Native Americans

As a filmmaker, Paul Ratner is drawn to old color photos of Native Americans. His first love of film came from old black and white movies by world cinema auteurs like the jarring works of Bergman, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Lang, Dreyer, Ozu and other great masters. For a while in college, he felt it was almost like cheating […]

Amazing 1940s Kodachrome Images of New York Street Scenes

These amazing 1940s Kodachrome images of New York Street scenes are the work of Charles Weever Cushman, an amateur photographer and Indiana University alumnus. He took over 14,500 Kodachrome color slides spanning a thirty-two year span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented the United States as well as other countries. You […]

11 Inspirational Carter G Woodson Quotes

Carter G. Woodson photo

  To celebrate Black History Month we look to these 11 inspirational Carter G Woodson quotes. Carter Godwin Woodson is a celebrated American author, historian and journalist. He was widely known as one of the first academics to research African-American History and is often called “the father of black history.” In February 1926 he launched […]