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Environmental history on TV: “The Crown” and the 1952 Great Smog of London.

Leave it to an original Netflix series to depict environmental history as accurately as I've ever seen it on the screen.

By |2016-12-07T20:30:09-07:00December 7th, 2016|Environment, History, Spotlight, TV|0 Comments

Monstrous: The reactionary sensibilities of “Creature From the Black Lagoon.”

One of the most classic and beloved monster movies of the 1950s actually contains some pretty regressive and reactionary messages, if you think about it.

By |2016-09-12T20:30:38-07:00September 12th, 2016|Horror, Movies, Spotlight|0 Comments

Whaling in the 19th century, by the numbers: A quantitative look at maritime history.

Take a look at a genuine list of all the stuff the operators of New Bedford's whaling fleet bought in 1858 to outfit their ships. It's amazing.

By |2016-07-06T20:30:35-07:00July 6th, 2016|History, Spotlight|0 Comments