Tag Archives: History

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Americans are getting a very limited release of ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ in theaters. Here’s 10 Things you might want to know about the film. Read More

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‘The Card Catalog’: Preserving Yesterday’s Archival History

‘The Card Catalog’: Preserving Yesterday’s Archival History

In today’s information society, the world is sometimes literally at our fingertips. We can access documents, photos, videos, and even livestreams, instantly, from countries and cultures all over the world. But it didn’t used to be this way. If we wanted to learn about an obscure country or advancement in science, we would head to the local library. And our first stop there was the card catalog. Read More

‘Explorers’ Notebooks’ and ‘Countries That Don’t Exist’: Two Books to Help You Explore the World

‘Explorers’ Notebooks’ and ‘Countries That Don’t Exist’: Two Books to Help You Explore the World

While the best way to see the world is in person with your own eyes, the next best thing is to look at and read accounts of people who have been there. And the history of some areas can only be learned from books, as they are countries whose time on this Earth was temporary, or still in flux. Chronicle Books has published two books that will help you see the world in a different light, all from the convenient location of your armchair. Read More

‘Timeline’ and ‘CardLine’: Quick Games That Teach You Something

‘Timeline’ and ‘CardLine’: Quick Games That Teach You Something

I like to challenge myself by testing what I know, and if I get to learn something new in the process, all the better. That’s why I love trivia games. But straight trivia games (‘Trivial Pursuit’ and the like) aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. That’s why I look for games that add some other features or sophistication to the straight facts. Asmodee Games offers exactly that in its ‘Timeline’ and ‘CardLine’ games. Read More

Go on an Adventure to Find ‘The Wrong Wrights’

Go on an Adventure to Find ‘The Wrong Wrights’

The great folks at Smithsonian Books have begun a new series of graphic novels for the 9-12 age range called ‘Secret Smithsonian Adventures.’ The first book in the series, ‘The Wrong Wrights’ by Chris Kientz and Steve Hockensmith, and illustrated by Lee Nielsen, comes out this week, and I can tell you that it is an entertaining read. Here’s my slightly spoiler-y recap, but I’ll refrain from spoiling the really important stuff. Read More