A Couple Peers Into East Germany In 1962

Couple Peers Over Berlin Wall

Erected in 1961, the Berlin Wall is just one of many examples of the physical lengths to which people will go to promote or expel an idea. Here, a young woman accompanied by her boyfriend leans over the wall to talk to her mother on the East Berlin side. The wall remained in place for nearly 30 more years, separating many families all the while.

“I Fought The Law”: Photographer Translates Bizarre Laws To Film

While the law is often equated with all things rational, every state has a couple laws on the books that belie just about any sort of logic. Photographer Olivia Locher has taken advantage of these odd pieces of legislation, imagining through film what criminals and illegal acts would look like if these laws were actually enforced. More of Locher’s work can be found on her website.

I Fought The Law Undressing

Source: Wired

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The History of Voting in America

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on the 2013 Shelby v. Holder case–which withdrew the requirement that jurisdictions with a history of discrimination against minority voters get approval from the feds before changing voting laws–and the subsequent addition of voter identification laws in many states, it appears that even as we make new leaps toward equality we’re going backward when it comes to voting rights. But that’s nothing new. In the Oxford Companion to American Law, Grant M. Hayden explains: “The history of voting in the United States has not been characterized by smooth and inexorable progress toward universal political participation. It has instead been much messier, littered with periods of both expansion and retraction of the franchise with respect to many groups of potential voters.”

Voting History Election Day

A reenactment of an election day from the pre-Revolutionary period at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Source: History

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6 Interesting Adventures of Famous Corpses

As depressing as it is to ponder, when death comes to pass, our physical forms will still inhabit this world for a time – and at this point they become someone else’s responsibility.

What happens when you’re not around to look after yourself? A book by Bess Lovejoy recounts some wild stories surrounding some notable corpses – or pieces thereof. Ranging from humorous to disturbing, these famous historical figures may have had more adventures dead than alive.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Famous Corpses Napoleon

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