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29th April '17 0 556

Young Carl Sagan’s Reading List Celebrates The Power Of Books

Among the papers Carl Sagan (1934-1996) housed at The Library of Congress is his 1954 reading list from when he was a student at the University of Chicago.

27th April '17 1 1228

Chicago's South Side April 1941: Life In 'The Black Belt'

In Easter 1941 photographers on the Farm Security Administration's mission arrived in Chicago's "black belt".

27th April '17 0 717

Cat Shots: Demonic Glowing Eyed Cats And How To Photograph A Feline

When a flash is taken of a cat, the lens of their eyes glows such that they looked possessed.

26th April '17 2 1703

Cab Calloway's Hepster's Dictionary: A Guide To The Language Of Jive (1938)

Cab Calloway's Hepster's Dictionary (1938) is an introduction musician slang in New York's Harlem.

25th April '17 0 678

John Coltrane Pictures Einstein's Mathematics of Music

The Coltrane Circle, named after John Coltrane, was the jazz musician's gift to saxophonist and professor Yusef Lateef in 1967.

24th April '17 0 1917

"What’s Your Worst Nightmare?" Screw Magazine Interviews The Rich And Famous (1979)

"Success may fill the day with dreamlike dame and fortune, but does it help anyone to sleep better?" To find out, Jeff Goldberg made the calls.

24th April '17 2 4584

'God Help You': John Lennon's Vicious Letter To Linda And Paul McCartney (1971)

Paul was suffering. "I hit the bottle," he admitted. "I hit the substances." The letter is not an uplifting read.

23rd April '17 0 858

Salvador Dali's illustrations for Alice's Adventure's In Wonderland (1969)

In 1969 Salvador Dali illustrated Lewis Carroll's classic book Alice's Adventure's In Wonderland.

20th April '17 0 359

Andy Warhol's Illustrations for The Little Red Hen (1958)

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) featured in Best In Children's Books (number 15), a 1958 anthology. He illustrated the Little Red Hen, the story of a cat, a dog, a mouse and a hen setting up home in a house.

17th April '17 0 767

Winston Churchill's License To Drink 'Unlimited' Alcohol In Prohibition America And How Careless Driving Saves Lives

In December 1931, Winston Churchill was forced to cancel a lucrative 40-stop lecture tour of the United States on account of his being bit by a car on his way to dinner with financier Bernard Baruch on New York City’s Upper East Side.