Elvis Fans, The “Beliebers” Of The 20th Century

Elvis Presley Concert 1957

And you thought One Direction and Justin Bieber fans were the scourge of the planet. As the United States turned a cold shoulder to the USSR in the middle of the 20th century, it–or at least its young men and women–clamored for the gyrations of the King of Rock n’ Roll’s hips. The raven-haired Tennesseean lit the States on fire with his crooning and unabashed sexuality, using his background with black Gospel music to really pave the way for the boisterous, frenetic and electric sounds that would define the 1960s and beyond. Featured above is a woman at a 1957 Presley concert, who we can only assume was having a good time.

What We Love This Week, Volume CVI

Fabulous Photos Of A Young Betty White

In 2013, 93-year-old Betty White became the female entertainer with the world’s longest television career. White sings, writes, acts and produces, having appeared most famously in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Over the past several years White has become a favorite among up-and-coming comedic acts, but White is so much more than funny: she helped pave the way for today’s female producers, and was one of the first women in American television who had creative control before the camera and behind it. The folks at Vintage Everyday have looked back to White’s early days, and it would be an understatement to say that we’re obsessed.

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What Modern-Day Genocide Looks Like

Footprints Rwandan Genocide

The Holocaust tends to come to mind first–and sometimes exclusively–when one thinks of genocide. But in terms of time, lives lost and capacity to rebuild, the earliest modern and most devastating genocides have occurred in Africa–namely Congo, modern-day Namibia, and Rwanda.

Following decades of Belgian colonial rule that used the law to exacerbate, ossify and entrench tensions between Rwandan tribes, an independent Rwanda erupted in a genocide that would claim the lives of 500,000 to 1,000,000 people in a matter of one hundred days.

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