Dan Adams investigates the historical origin of the word ‘goth’, to wit:
What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much … so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries?
In the summer of 1952, sixty-year-old J.R.R. Tolkien encountered a tape recorder for the first time [and]…So enchanted was Tolkien with this novel technology that he proceeded to record himself reading much of his work over the years to come.
(Image: The One Ring)
Josh Begley’s compilation of every cover of the New York Times since 1852 (the paper actually started publication in 1851 but there are still 50,000 pages here) in under a minute.
First news photo (Glenn Curtis’s flight from Albany to NYC, May 30, 1910); first use of 96pt type (Moon Landing, Jul 21, 1969) and the first colour photo (Oct 16, 1997).
Our famous 1916 banner is sadly coming down today – It was a great way to mark the anniversary of the Rising.