Middle Ages (or Medieval period), lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: Antiquity, Medieval period, and Modern period. The Medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, the High, and the Late Middle Ages.  
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- How common was it for people of color to live in Medieval Europe, and how were they treated by both white commoners and nobles?
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- In Medieval Europe, what would have been the reaction to a person going into a coma?
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- To what extent was torture criticized or objected too in the Middle Ages
- What was the public’s consensus on the effectiveness of Medieval torture methods to extract information. Wouldn’t it have been obvious that people are giving in to false confessions in order to stop the pain. Were there any outspoken critics of torture?
This is what happens when white guys listen to Indian music
To me, “Bubblegum Bitch” didn’t sound bubblegum-y enough, so I put the acapella version of it over the instrumental version of “Peacock” by Katy Perry. Since the tempos and structures of each song are different, I had to tweak a little bit, but I’m really happy with the outcome.
Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
Why can’t we have a movie about him?
He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.
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# 1998 is a hard year for jackie # even working two jobs money is tight # (especially with rose’s gymnastic lessons # but rose loves them and jackie will sell her own kidneys to ensure she can keep attending) # and christmas is just around the corner # she looks over her books and feels ill: # she simply can’t afford to get rose any proper gift this year # and it breaks her heart # because rose is so excited # she loves christmas # keeps saying how she hopes it’ll snow this year # proper like # and christmas eve jackie is up late # worrying and hating how disappointed rose is gonna be come morning # when she wakes up to see the floor is almost empty beneath the tree # and that’s when there’s a knock at the door # she opens it # (with a baseball bat at the ready - it’s late on the estate after all) # and there’s no one there # just a red child-sized bike # with a note attached # 'she's gonna be fantastic' it reads in messy loopy handwriting # 'merry christmas' # and normally she’d be worried about weirdos and stalkers but tonight # tonight it’s christmas eve and jackie tyler knows when not to look a gift horse in the mouth # so she hauls it inside quiet as she can # and the next morning when she’s awoken by the sound of rose crashing her new bike # into the hallway mirror # shrieking in delight the entire time # she takes a moment to say a silent thank you (via)
#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, try Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi because both have strong female warriors who must face the greatest evil to save their world.
Diane Guerrero & Jackie Cruz at the Orange is the New Black Premeire
Diane Guerrero at The Emerson Jackie Fraser Swan Backstage Mercedes Event
My mom taught me to cook with garlic this way as it releases the most flavor, while the salt both keeps the garlic from flying off the plate, and helps break down the garlic.
1. Fresh garlic cloves
3. A fork
4. A plate (preferably ceramic)
5. A sharp knife
First, you’ll want to sprinkle salt onto the plate. I use just enough to cover the plate- but not so much there’s layers or piles of salt.
Then, peel the cloves of garlic. We don’t want any skin. Once they’re peeled, slice them into pieces. These don’t have to be paper-thin.
Place the sliced garlic onto the salted plate. Make sure that the pieces don’t overlap. If you let the garlic pile up, any attempt to mash it will send pieces of garlic skittering across your counter (and on to the floor).
Now’s the fun part: Chef SMASH! Take your fork and start mashing the garlic! You’ll find that certain hand positions work best for different parts of the mashing process. (In the beginning, I typically brace my thumb above the fork tines.) Keep mashing until the garlic has reached an almost paste-like consistency, and the salt has dissolved.
And, that’s it! You’re all set to add your garlic to whatever dish you’re making. I’ve found that this method works especially well if you plan on infusing olive oil with garlic… the garlic just melts right in.