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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1. Demolished 1920s Carlton Tavern ‘should be rebuilt’

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2. 1920s Silent Film, Native American Cast Get Due Decades Late

3. Secret service officials discussed smearing Labour party in 1920s

Papers show top UK intelligence committee, whose members included

Winston Churchill, discussed ‘anti-red activities’ following Zinoviev letter incident

Russian Communist leader Grigory Zinoviev.

4. World War I, the 1920s and Modern Cool

World War I tore down old traditions and gave counterculture a chance to begin again.

Prussian guard infantry leave Berlin on their way to the front line in August 1914 during World War I.

5. Madonna’s caterpillars, Marlene Dietrich’s shocked shape, Pamela Anderson’s pencil lines and Cara Delevingne’s bushy brow: How eyebrows evolved since the 1920s

For more than a century, women have loved fiddling with their eyebrows. Pictured: Marlene DietrichIn the 1950s, caterpillars  were in mode thanks to stars like Audrey HepburnMany women are still trying to recover from the  Scouse brow of recent years. Pictured: Katie PriceBritish supermodel Cara Delevingne is being credited with spearheading the new obsession

6. 1920s V: Al Jolson & Two Landmark Hits

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7. Duke students’ blood donations paid off in the 1920s

In the 1950s, Duke students were lining up to donate blood.

8. HIV’s origins traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

 The rise in the use of trains caused HIV to spread more easily, researchers believe.

9. Wildwood Sanatorium in the News.

10. Korakia a taste of 1920s Tangier in Palm Springs


1. Chief Wahoo vs. Baseball’s First Indian Player

2. It’s Official: Jonodev Chaudhuri Confirmed As Chair of NIGC

Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri recently appointed chairman of the National Indian
Gaming Commission: “We believe in fiscal responsibility and for the second
year in a row we’ve reduced gaming fees.”

3. ICTMN’s Weekend Pow Wow Guide

Gathering of Nations
Gathering of Nations pow wow 2014.

4. Photo: Fearless Fashion Designer Bethany Yellowtail

5. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly Condemns Adam Sandler Film
Image source: Onion A.V. Club
The Navajo Nation has expressed disappointment at the stereotypical
and offensive elements in the screenplay of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six.’
Image source: Onion A.V. Club

6. Navajo Nation Hospital’s Bed Bug Scare Was False Alarm

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Administrators at the Tsehootsooi Medical Center say news of a bed bug
“infestation” was a false alarm.

7. Tohono O’odham Vote Saturday on Dissolving Troubled District

Could the Hia-Ced District of the Tohono O’odham Nation dissolve come
tomorrow’s primary elections?

8. Video: Adam Sandler’s Producer To Native Actors: ‘Sensitive? You Can Leave’

9. Meet the 21 Women Vying for Miss Indian World

10. Read a Page From the Adam Sandler Script That Caused Native Actors to Quit

Detail of snapshot of the script for ‘The Ridiculous Six.’
11. Native American Cooking

12. Pathfinder (2007), Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means, Ralf Möller, Clancy Brown

 


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Belenus”, (Gaulish: possibly, “Bright One”), an ancient and widely worshiped deity in CELTIC RELIGION, he was associated with healing. The festival of BELTANE (or Beltine) held on May 1 in Gaelic-speaking lands was possibly originally connected with his cult. O that day the cattle were purified and protected by fire before being put out to the open pastures for the summer.

There is evidence of the cult of Belenus in northern Italy, Noricum in the eastern Alps, and southern Gaul. Belenus is often identified with APOLLO and probably also combined solar and curative elements.

Belenus is the Gaulish/Celtic god of light, and referred to as ‘The Shining One’. His cult spread from northern Italy to southern Gaul and Britain.

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Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Bel”, the Akkadian counterpart of the Sumerian deity ENLI. Bel is derived from the Semitic word BAAL, or “lord.” Bel had all the attributes of Enlil, and his status and cult were much the same. Bel, however, gradually came to be thought of as the god of order and destiny. In Greek writings references to Bel indicate this Babylonian deity and not the Syrian god of Palmyra of the same name.

Bel of Palmyra, Syria, depicted on the far left alongside Ba’alshamin, Yarhibol and Aglibol on a relief from Palmyra

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Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Bektashi”Turkish Bektasi, in ISLAM, any member of an order of mystics traditionally founded by Hajji Bektash Wali of Khorasan, Iran. The order acquired definitive form in the 16th century in Anatolia and spread to the Ottoman Balkans, particularly Albania.

Originally one of many Sufi orders (see SUFISM) within orthodox SUNNI Islam, the Bektashi order in the 16th century adopted tenets of the SHI’ITES, including a veneration of ‘ALI, the fourth successor of the prophet MUHAMMAD, as a member of a trinity with ALLAH and the Prophet himself. The Bektashis were lax in observing daily Muslim laws and allowed women to take part in ritual wine drinking and dancing during devotional ceremonies. The Bektashis in the Balkans adapted such  Christian practices as the ritual sharing of bread and the CONFESSION of sins. Their mystical writings made a rich contribution to Sufi poetry. After 1925, when all Sufi orders were dissolved in Turkey, the Bektashi leadership shifted to Albania. With the banning of religion in Albania in 1967, Bektashi devotions were carried on by communities in Turkey, Albanian regions of the Balkans, and the United States.

The founder of the Bektashiyyah sufi order Haji Baktash Wali, a murid of MalāmatīQalāndārī Sheikh Qutb ad-Dīn Haydar, who introduced the Ahmad Yasavi‘s doctrine ofFour Doors and Forty Stendinginto histariqah.

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