Midleton College – a School from Scandal.

Originally posted on Midleton with 1 'd':
Midleton College Founded 1696. This inscription over the great door of the original block of Midleton College is both accurate, and disingenuous. The school was indeed founded by Elizabeth Villiers in 1696, but the building itself didn’t exist at the time. Indeed, the original school house was only completed…

fosail / fossil

Originally posted on Karen Bain – Writer:
sit with me inside the night, ?? i am holding the blue black? of loss. its river of tar & fossil flows ?? through me. flooding all senses. submerging ? my footsteps i walk through myself. darkening isolation’s hollow? tree. the wolf call despair, minds wilderness entangled forest.?…

Niuta Titelbaum

Niuta Titelbaum was a Jewish member of the armed resistance to nazism in Warsaw, Poland during World War II.  She was a militant of both the Jewish Combat Organization (Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa, Known as the ŻOB) in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Communist People’s Guard (Guardia Ludowa) in Warsaw as a whole.  She is known…

Updates from the British press

Originally posted on Notes from the U.K.:
Statistics An article that’s been buried at the bottom of my stack of clippings reports that 98% of us think we’re nicer than half the population. And 90% of drivers say they’re above average. And although it doesn’t say this, 98% of bloggers think their blogs are…

Thursday Doors – Edinburgh

Originally posted on Jean Reinhardt:
? I’m in East Calder, near Edinburgh for a few weeks, which is a great place to find some interesting Thursday Doors to post. Grandchild number five has arrived and I’ve left Mr. R. and The Gaffer to finish off the bathroom renovation. Of course, I’m feeling really guilty holding…

Writing ‘The Irish Cottage’,Dr.Marion McGarry

I was compelled to write ‘The Irish Cottage’ due to what I saw as a dearth of factual books on Irish cottages that brought together architectural history, culture, interior design and history. This article discusses the impetus for the book, which came from spending family holidays at my grandparents’ homes. Our parents had left their…

America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching

In 1919, in the wake of World War I, black sharecroppers unionized in Arkansas, unleashing a wave of white vigilantism and mass murder that left 237 people dead. The visits began in the fall of 1918, just as World War I ended. At his office in Little Rock, Arkansas, attorney Ulysses S. Bratton listened as…

Gerda Taro,A forgotten photojournalist

In July 1937 a Jewish emigre from Nazi Germany became the first female war photographer to die on assignment. At the age of 26, Gerda Taro was just starting to make a name for herself and had already helped launch the career of the young Robert Capa. Gerda Taro spent the last day of her…

A dark mirror to pop art

The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker, where it lay forgotten for more than 40 years. Andy Warhol’s Electric Chair, 1964: a dark mirror to pop art….   The work in question is a red Little Electric…

Art From The Holocaust

A new exhibition in Berlin explores the grim realities of life for Jews in Nazi camps and ghettoes. A historic new exhibit, Art from the Holocaust, opened in the rear wing of the German Historical Museum in Berlin last week. For the first time ever, art from the collection of Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum is…