Minerd.com’s Recommended News Stories and Blog Posts Since April 2019


Here’s my updated list of news articles and blog posts which have impressed me most since April 2019, all originally posted on the “Favorite Links” page of my award-winning website, Minerd.com.

These stories have some connection to my favorite themes — Americana, culture, art, journalism, science, technology, faith, history/genealogy, German-ness … and my hometown of Pittsburgh. They cover important issues in our society but do more than just reporting on the who, what and when. The pieces go deeper into the how and why of issues and are worthy of sharing.

Germany’s Far-Right Party Radicalizes” – New York Times, Oct. 27, 2019
Displaying, not Hiding, the Reality of Slave Labor in Art” – New York Times, Oct. 27, 2019
The Untold Story of the Secret Mission to Seize Nazi Map Data” – Smithsonian Magazine, November 2019
‘We are still here’: Jewish community, city come together to remember and repair one year after attack” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 27, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Help the News Business” – New York Times, Oct. 25, 2019
Deborah Marrow, a Getty Leader With Global Reach, Dies at 70” – New York Times, Oct. 9, 2019
Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets” – BBC News, Oct. 4, 2019
The Colored Settlements in Washington County” – Historical Marietta, Ohio
Collections Moving On, But Whereto?” – by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, Oct. 2019
When Young George Washington Started a War” – by David Preston, Smithsonian Magazine, October 2019
Monument disputes: Answering bad history with better history” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 22, 2019
From prisoner to poet to Pulitzer: Exploring Carl Sandburg’s relationship with Pittsburgh” – by Christopher D. George, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 22, 2019
Extensive Underground Railroad Record Debuts at Swann’s Americana Sale” – Fine Books & Collections, Sept. 17, 2019
John Steinbeck’s Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology” – by Richard Grant, Smithsonian Magazine, September 2019
A 42,000-Year-Old Man Finally Goes Home” – by Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, Aug. 22, 2019
The National Gallery of Art Presents the First 50 Years of Photography” – Fine Books & Collections, Aug. 15, 2019
America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One” – New York Times, Aug. 14, 2019
A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic” – New York Times, Aug. 12, 2019
To Accept a Gift of Books or Not. A Dilemma for Libraries” – by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, Aug. 2019
Why Walking on the Moon Meant So Much” – by David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 21, 2019
Yankee Publishing Acquires Family Tree Magazine” – Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, July 19, 2019
Barnes & Noble Purchased by a Hedge Fund. Times Have Changed” – by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, July 2019
FOIA Is a Joke” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 1, 2019
Appalachian writers revisit J.D. Vance’s seminal work ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ ” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 28, 2019
Catholic Community Focuses on Compassion Rather Than Condemnation of Suicide” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2019
Google Made $4. Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says” – New York Times, June 9, 2019
A Grave Burden” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 9, 2019
Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning” – Quanta Magazine, June 6, 2019
The Price of Imperfection is Going Up” – by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Hub, June 2019
Alexander Hamilton Letter, Stolen 80 Years Ago, Finally Located” – by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, June 2019
The Amazing Discovery of the Bibliography of Christopher Columbus’ Son” – by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, June 2019
I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102” – New York Times, May 17, 2019
The Folger’s Future” – Fine Books & Collections, May 15, 2019
Deepfakes Are Coming. We’re Not Ready” – by Brian Klaas, Washington Post, May 14, 2019
George Romero’s Archives Acquired by University of Pittsburgh” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2019
After the World Looks Away” – by Keith C. Burris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2019
Facebook co-founder: It’s ‘time to break up’ the social network” – Washington Post, May 9, 2019
What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?” – New York Times, May 4, 2019
She was the ‘queen of the mommy bloggers.’ Then her life fell apart.” – Vox, May 2, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library to be Established in North Dakota” – Fine Books & Collections, May 1, 2019
Julian Assange is a journalist: Targeting the WikiLeaks founder sets a dangerous precedent” – by the Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 16, 2019

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