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Monday Links

It’s the birthday of Wilfred Owen, the best of the WWI War Poets.

How Iranians made ice cream 2,000 years ago.

A Roman Bathhouse Still in Use After 2,000 Years in Algeria.

Sound effects — What the Movies Don’t Tell Us We’re Hearing. Related — This 1938 Film Shows How Sound Effects Were Made for Serial Radio Shows.

Can you pass the test NASA gave potential astronauts in 1958?

Why Did Women Start Wearing Makeup?

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the Ides of March, a couple who have eaten at the same restaurant six nights a week for 15 years, Saint Patrick’s Day origins, seat belt history, and Spring cleaning in the 19th Century.

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It’s Time for Colin Kaepernick to Move On

Colin Kaepernick. Remember him? Below-average quarterback. Above-average poseur. Not “activist,” not really. Activists actually say stuff. Kaepernick almost never says anything. He’s like the Queen or most popes — you have to read the deep-background musings of supposed members of his inner circle to get ... Read More

The Age of Miscalculation

On August 7, 1998, more than 200 people were killed in terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. Americans learned three names most of them never had heard before: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, and al-Qaeda. On August 20, 1998, President Bill Clinton ordered a ... Read More

Jay-Z Joins the Ranks of the Insufficiently Woke

Rapper and mogul Jay-Z announced his company’s new partnership with the National Football League and has made much of the social-justice Left furious: I think that we forget that Colin [Kaepernick]’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, correct? So, in that case, this is a success; this is ... Read More