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Behind the camera- developing the Beatles Legend through images

There are “oddities” surrounding many of the Beatles official photographers throughout their legacy. In this first installment of what I plan to be a series of articles dealing with the official Beatles photographers, I will be highlighting one of the earliest-known Beatles capturers; 1,982 more words

Beatles Mysteries

The Nuclear Deterrent: A Response to a Meme by Another Angry Voice

The deterrent effect works on the belief on the part of the opponent that a retaliation will be forthcoming. Despite how much we don’t want to retaliate, our people and theirs will be safest if we pretend that we always will. 1,350 more words


Writings of Fu Bingchang To Be Digitized And Put Online

In development: an online archive of Cold War writings. “An extraordinary collection of diplomatic diaries smuggled from Moscow to Paris as Communism swept across the East almost 70 years ago will be digitized and made freely available online for the first time. 51 more words

New Resources

** Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich

I doubt that many people will read Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets cover to cover, but even a limited exploration is eye-opening. What the author has done is stitch together conversations and extended monologues with ordinary Russians about the demise of the USSR. 117 more words

Non Fiction

Red Russian Repeat

Following his appearance here last week, Flickr’s Jakeof_ is back with another beautifully recreated Soviet oddity. This is a Belarus MTZ-52 tractor and approximately 200,000 were built from the mid ’60s until production ceased in the mid ’80s. 66 more words


4 Disadvantages of a World Without Brands!

Can you imagine our world today without a single brand? Without all the brands that we’re constantly being exposed to through 24/7 advertising machine bombarding our daily life? 976 more words