John Julius Norwich never disappoints. Wikipedia describes his as a popular historian, which probably means academics wouldn't regard him highly. Who cares. I read his fantastic history of Byzantium, and I was hooked. Flipping through The Middle Sea, a History of the Mediterranean, and I read this description of Caesar.
I wanted to share an excellent opinion piece in the Washington Post - "History isn't just for patriots", by Daniel Immerwahr [https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/12/23/teach-history-american-patriotism/?arc404=true] . I thought it concisely and eloquently explained how the point of teaching history is not to show how
A few posts back I discussed Capitol Hill’s Loveless Building [https://www.sbhopper.com/sb-hopper/2018/2/24/on-the-streets-loveless-on-capitol-hill]. In reading about the architect’s history and the building’s story, I hatched a vague plan to photograph some of the incredible Tudor Revival homes on Capitol Hill. That
Palmyra, Syria*, summer 2001. The photo is not very good. I’m posting it for two reasons. It’s from my first attempt at scanning 35mm film negatives on the Epson V800 [https://epson.com/Support/Scanners/Perfection-Series/Epson-Perfection-V800-Photo/s/SPT_B11B223201] flatbed photo scanner. I used the basic scanning
On Monday 22 May 2017, historian Ilan Pappé [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilan_Pappé] spoke at Town Hall Seattle in a forum titled “Prospects for Peace in Israel-Palestine [https://townhallseattle.org/event/ilan-pappe/].” Mr. Pappé, an outspoken critic of Israeli policies towards Palestine and the Palestinians, spoke about the
Social media platforms don’t have to be a chase for follows and likes. I caught up with Seattle artist and photographer Brett Nelson for a photo walk through Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square. I met Brett through Instagram (@bretthnelson [https://www.instagram.com/bretthnelson/]). He shoots fantastic
If you like photography and photojournalism, you should consider following Lens [https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/?module=SectionsNav&action=click&version=BrowseTree®ion=TopBar&contentCollection=More%2FPhotography&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=Homepage] , a New York Times section devoted to “Photography, Video and Visual Journalism”. It has become my favorite section of