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Concrete clickbait: next time you share a spomenik photo, think about what it means.

Photos of these modernist monuments are frequently shared without context or wrongly attributed to commissioning by Tito. Theirs is a story of historical erasure and lessons from the past we seem to be ignoring yet again.

Linked on the 17th of August, 2019 Details
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Added on the 6th of July, 2019 View photo
Foresters monument Foresters monument
Added on the 7th of June, 2019 View photo

Meet Lilli, the High-end German Call Girl Who Became America’s Iconic Barbie Doll

Barbie’s original design was based on a German adult gag-gift escort doll named Lilli that people would dangle from their car’s rearview mirror.
Linked on the 5th of December, 2018 Details

How To Kill Your Tech Industry

In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
Linked on the 17th of November, 2018 Details

An Empire of Stars

A piece of history I knew nothing about. Britain had a space program after the second world war. It actually succeeded before being mothballed.
Linked on the 17th of August, 2018 Details