‘Napalm Girl’ at 50: The story of the Vietnam War’s defining photo
Though officially titled “The Terror of War,” the photo is better known by the nickname given to the badly burned, naked 9-year-old at its center: “Napalm Girl”.
50 years after ‘Napalm Girl,’ myths distort the reality behind a horrific photo of the Vietnam War and exaggerate its impact
W. Joseph Campbell, Professor of Communication Studies at American University School of Communication, examines the legacy of the famous photo.
Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer browser and redirect users to Edge
Microsoft has announced it will kill off its much-maligned legacy internet browser Internet Explorer close to 27 years after it graced desktop computers in 1995.
From 15 June, the desktop app will be disabled and users will be redirected to Microsoft’s Edge browser instead.
The More I Wrote, The More I Remembered: Q & A with Laura L. Engel
In 1967, a teenager’s parents drop her off at a home for pregnant unwed women in New Orleans, heartbroken and ashamed at the scandal their daughter has brought upon them. In You’ll Forget This Ever Happened: Secrets, Shame, and Adoption in the 1960s, Laura L. Engel movingly recounts her unsuccessful struggle to keep her baby against the implacable social forces of the era.
I’m nearly 60. Here’s what I’ve learned about growing old so far
“What have I learned about what it’s really like to get old? Not a lot, but here it is. I thought I’d better write it down before I forget it,” writes Tim Dowling.
An endearing mixture of humor and wisdom.
Watergate at 50: System worked in ousting Nixon, but lack of reform led to Trump
UPI examines history and how Nixon lead to Trump.
A Fast Way to See If You’re Wise
We’ve all heard some variation of “with age comes wisdom.” What exactly is wisdom, and how do we know if we have it?
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