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Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built,” officially opened today in 1923 with the New York Yankees’ first home game against the Boston Red Sox. Now WE know em

The Yankees began playing baseball at the Polo Grounds in northern Manhattan of New York City in 1913, sharing the grounds with the New York Giants. 721 more words

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Gunn, Bohemians and Cole

I’ve read a few books this month without the time to reflect on them here, so some disconnected thoughts on what I’ve read lately.

During a Twitter conversation in which I confessed to abandoning Gunn’s latest novel… 325 more words

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Leslie Feinberg

Leslie Feinberg’s novel of growing up lesbian in the mid-20th century, Stone Butch Blues, is not an autobiography, but its summary reads like one. Feinberg hirself has long been an activist force in the queer community, from the gay bars of Buffalo, N.Y., to the position of opening speaker at the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a rally that drew a million attendees. 96 more words

Arts & Crafts Plant Stand Column

Approximately 36 inches tall and the top is about 13 inches square. It would make a nice accent piece with a big plant upon it or as a place to show off your favorite local potters work. 49 more words

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The Ellis Island Immigration Station in New York Bay processed its daily record high of 11,747 people coming to America today in 1907. Now WE know em

Around the time of the American Revolution, Samuel Ellis acquired Bucking Island in the middle of New York Bay.

Ellis Island was then ceded to the United States government in 1808. 343 more words

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An illuminated manuscript of Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"

In addition to our many private press books and fine bindings, the Cardiff Rare Books Collection also holds a few modern illuminated manuscripts. This beautiful copy of Thomas Gray’s… 55 more words

Cardiff Rare Books Collection

Markino in daylight: the sights of London

“A few years ago there appeared in the doorway of my room a young Japanese with a portfolio under his arm.He looked tired and pale, but as he smiled and bowed, with difficulty keeping his hands from his knees in Japanese salutation, I was struck with his quiet dignity, his air of self-respect, his lustrous intelligent eyes. 973 more words

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