St Nicholas Day

10 Dec 18
Emma blogs

Oct. 3, 2018 Emmanuella Anim Prof. Leadon 10113 AR1   RESPONSE TO THE HAMILTON GRANGE The Hamilton Grange was the home to Alexander Hamilton, his wife Elizabeth and their 7 children. The building was built in 1802 and was situated in the modern- day 143rd street. The building was moved twice within the area of […]

10 Dec 18

By Megan Langdon. I know, I know. Halloween has just happened. But, as the Queen of Horror here at 99 Plots I needed to darken the mood a little bit. It’s only natural, right? Whilst I am in love with the spooky season, I also cherish Christmas a fair bit. I adore the childlike wonder […]

10 Dec 18
Lioness at Large

Here’s my assortment — this year’s edition:   The traditional Christmas-y stuff: “Christstollen” (Christmas loaf cake), “Printen” (spicy, crunchy gingerbread bars), “Frankfurt Bethmännchen” (round marzipan and almond cookies), “domino cubes” (chocolate-coated cubes filled with gingerbread mass, chocolate and jelly), and chocolate-coated almond gingerbread cookies   — and the not-necessarily-Christmas-y-but-melt-in-your-mouth-sinfully-delicious stuff: white chocolate and crushed almond […]

10 Dec 18
Local Spins

The approaching holidays heat things up on the music scene this week with Red Legs, The Crane Wives, Junior Valentine & Hank Mowery, Dalmatian Stone, Jake Kershaw, ‘The Nutcracker,’ Schubert Male Chorus, a ‘Roaring ’20s Holiday Ball’ and much more. Plus win concert tickets to see The Devil Wears Prada or Morgan Wallen via The Big List.

10 Dec 18
StarMoon

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends A Visit from St. Nicholas BY CLEMENT […]

10 Dec 18
Գրիգոր Գրիգորյան

1. Christmas supposedly marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible and most historians actually believe he was born in the spring. 2. December 25 was probably chosen because it coincided with the ancient pagan festival Saturnalia, which celebrated the agricultural god Saturn […]

10 Dec 18
StarMoon

  The Date of Christmas. … The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December. What are […]

10 Dec 18

All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2018. Here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our weekly Top 5 email. If you like these, you can sign up to receive our weekly email every Friday. * * * “Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”: Inside […]

10 Dec 18

All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2018. Here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our weekly Top 5 email. If you like these, you can sign up to receive our weekly email every Friday. * * * “Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”: Inside […]

10 Dec 18
BiblioMarket

All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2018. Here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our weekly Top 5 email. If you like these, you can sign up to receive our weekly email every Friday. * * * “Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”: Inside […]

10 Dec 18
Longreads

Here’s every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our weekly Top 5 email.

10 Dec 18
At Home He Feels Like A Tourist

Measure for Measure Donmar Warehouse, 22nd November 2018 BOGOF. An inelegant retail term, Buy one get one free. Which is exactly what you get here. Two stripped-down, straight to the point versions of Will’s 1604 riff on justice, told as mirror images with gender reversal.  So much gender swapping in Shakespeare, whilst interesting, and occasionally […]

10 Dec 18
god from the machine

  Santa Claus is “the dominate fictional character in our world. Neither Micky Mouse nor Sherlock Holmes, Ronald McDonald nor Harry Potter wields a fraction of the influence that Santa does… His image is recognized and loved all around the planet,” Dr. Gerry Bowler, history professor at the University of Manitoba, writes in his book Santa […]