1. I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

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  3. Stephen King opens the new gates to his bat-guarded Victorian home November 1982.

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  5. Someone had to do it.

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  7. blazepress:

    Ralph Lauren’s one of a kind $40M Bugatti.

     

  8. lareviewofbooks:

    In New York, “For his bridges, highways, and tunnels, Robert Moses demolished whole city blocks, destroyed whole neighborhoods, instantaneously unmade whole communities. Caro estimates that Moses’s highway projects forcibly removed a quarter of a million New Yorkers from their homes — if his “urban renewal” projects (such as Lincoln Center) are taken into account, the number creeps upward to nearly half a million. Five hundred thousand people, all displaced by fiat, in New York City, in the 20th century. We have not even begun reckoning with the social, political, and psychological consequences of this fact. I’m not sure we even acknowledge that it is a fact.”

    Contributor Zach Dorfman offers a trenchant analysis of life in New York, the question of space, & urban displacement in the 20th century.

     

  9. Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another 1,500 were wounded before the Germans surrendered the city. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau.

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  10. August 19, 1944: The Battle for Paris begins.

    After Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in June of 1944, the recapture of the French capital was actually not considered a task of high importance. A siege like that of Leningrad or a destructive city battle like Stalingrad would be too costly and too risky, especially to the civilians living in Paris; getting bogged down in Paris would keep the U.S. and British forces from reaching Berlin before the Soviet Union; and it was not of much real strategic importance - although as the cultural center of France and as Europe’s most romantic city, its liberation would be a great symbolic event. 

    On August 19, resistance fighters, encouraged by reports of the approaching Allied forces, rose up against their German (and Vichy) rulers, forcing the Allies to reassess the Paris situation. At the urging of Charles de Gaulle, the French 2nd Armored Division and the American 4th Infantry Division entered the city and the battle a few days later, and together, they swept through the western and eastern halves of the city (apparently, the Americans demanded that the liberation force be all-white - so black French soldiers were excluded). Meanwhile, as the Allied forces approached, Hitler gave orders to Paris’s German military governor, Dietrich von Choltitz, to crush the city into “a field of ruins" should Germany’s enemies take it; Choltitz never carried out the task. Although his reason for directly defying the orders of Adolf Hitler was probably not his sense of honor, he saved Paris from destruction, nevertheless. 

    On August 25, the city was officially liberated after four years of occupation. 

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  14. La liberté des mers”, 1960 by Pierre Reverdy

    Ilustrated by Georges Braque

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  15. Sante D’Orazio. Kristen McMenamy. 1986

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