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12 things you didn't know about Christopher Columbus / 12 cosas que no sabías sobre Cristóbal Colón

Most of us learn in primary school about the discovery of the Americas. In history class we are taught that, under the auspices of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon (the Catholic Monarchs of Spain), Christopher Columbus undertook a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, departing from the port of Palos with three ships: … 1,296 more words



So how can I create an analogy that considers exactitude as “a transcription of abstract concepts (the unknown) into concrete and corporeal forms”?

Christopher Columbus’s western exploration! 225 more words


European Appropriation of Chocolate

Every American child can recite the year Christopher Columbus, the founder of chocolate, discovered America, maybe even his three ships. Americans even go so far as to celebrate Columbus Day, despite the fact that Columbus neither discovered North America nor invented chocolate, two facts that have been falsely attributed to him. 588 more words

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The Route of the Sun

It’s said that if one wants to feel the rhythm and atmosphere of Spain, they should take the Ruta del Sol (the Route of the Sun) and visit Andalucía.  1,750 more words

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The Pillars of Hercules

The phrase related to the Pillars of Hercules dates back to Antiquity. It was used to describe the promontories (the capes, actually) that surrounded the entrance of the… 501 more words

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90 days until Santo Domingo

Photo by Hannah Cranford

By Aaron Cranford

One day before my birthday, I will land in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to meet my sister, Hannah Cranford. 247 more words


Darwin Day!

A part of me would love to weigh in on Kat’s critique of Gordon’s critique of her critique of anti-femininity, but I’d say they’ve pretty well covered it (Kat won.   878 more words