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Bruce Guthrie on UVA's Oliphant exhibit

by Bruce Guthrie I went down to Charlottesville this weekend to see the new Oliphant exhibit there.  While there, I met with Molly Schwartzburg who was co-curator of the exhibit that I had been sending emails to regarding photo policies and such.  We had a good chat! This is the official exhibit description: Oliphant: Unpacking the ArchiveSeptember 23, 2019 – May 30, 2020Celebrating the recent acquisition of editorial cartoonist Patrick Oliphant’s voluminous archive In 2018, Patri...
Tags: Comics, Australia, America, Punk, San Diego, Uva, University Of Virginia, Archives, Charlottesville, National Portrait Gallery, Pat, Susan, Patrick, Adelaide Australia, Steadman, Ralph Steadman


Top 3 All-Time Jets Goalies

The Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets franchise is a fairly young organization, having been in existence since just the 1999-00 season when the team underwent its inception into the NHL. As a result, you can probably guess that not many goaltenders have found their way passing through Atlanta or Winnipeg during those years and that their all-time goalies list is a little depleted – well, you’d be guessing right. Related: Jets 2.0: By the Numbers When ranking the top three Thrashers/Jets goal...
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, Finland, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Archives, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Winnipeg, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck, Ondrej Pavelec, Atlanta Thrashers, Kari Lehtonen, Pavelec


10 Reasons Hockey Is the Greatest Sport on Earth

If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need some extra convincing, here’s a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It’s Played on a Giant Sheet of Ice Football, basketball, baseball – what do they all have in common? They’re played on the solid ground, not a slippery sheet of ice. The athletes that play those sports wear shoes, not sharp blades of...
Tags: Minnesota, Disney, Sport, Earth, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Boston Bruins, John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Marc Andre Fleury, Max Talbot, Karl Alzner, Charlie Coyle, Rich Peverley, Glenn Hall


Howie Morenz: Hockey Royalty

This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey. Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be traced back four generations. Howie Morenz, his great-grandfather, who played fourteen years in the NHL (twelve of those years with the Montreal Canadiens), is considered by some to be the best of all time. Hi...
Tags: Thames, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Ncaa, Leo, Charles, Hockey, NHL, North America, Montreal, Archives, Ross, New York Rangers, Stanley Cup, Falcon


Remembering Borje Salming: “King” of Maple Leafs’ Defensemen

Borje Salming played 16 seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1973 to 1989. In his more than 1,000 regular season games (1,099 to be exact), he scored 148 goals and 620 assists for 768 points. More remarkable, he ended his Maple Leafs career with a plus-minus of plus-155. What makes that high plus-minus so remarkable is that, during his last ten seasons with the Maple Leafs, the team was horrible, seldom close to having a winning season. During the 1976-77 season, Salming set career highs ...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Montreal Canadiens, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Robinson


Blast From the Past: A Brief Overview of Buddhist Influence on Tea Culture

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: February 2016 Contributor: Connor Adlam Tea now enjoys a prominent place in many Buddhist traditions, but in the time of Gautama B...
Tags: Tea, Japan, Blast From The Past, China, India, Archives, Buddha, Gautama Buddha, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist, Lu Yu, Ching, Buddhist Influence, Bodhidharma Bodhidharma, Bodhidharma, Dharma Buddhist


A Look Back: Rod Brind’Amour Started Carolina’s ‘Storm Surge’

This article was originally published in February, 2013. To get a number retired in the National Hockey League is a special honor, one that is typically reserved for a unique kind of player. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the honoree was winner, but rather that he did something important to either put his team on the map or help make it stand out. Rod Brind’Amour did both for the Carolina Hurricanes, which is why in 2011 the team retired his No. 17 – fittingly, in a game against the Phil...
Tags: Sport, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Archives, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Jeff, Neill, Ron Francis, Pittsburgh Penguins, St Louis Blues


Tuesdays With Norwood, Re-Steeped: Teas of Indonesia & Teas of Africa

We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes “Teas of Indonesia” and “Teas of Africa”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy! Teas of Indonesia Tea growing got off to one false start after another in the Dutch East Indies, present-day Indonesia, where it had been a...
Tags: Tea, Indonesia, Africa, Kenya, Archives, Malawi, East Africa, Sumatra, James Norwood Pratt, Re-steeped, Generic License


Redoing the 2005 NHL Draft

Originally written April 2015 It’s been almost 15 years since one of the most noteworthy drafts in recent NHL history took place in Ottawa, Ontario. The 2005 NHL Draft was the first one after the lockout that caused the cancellation 2004-05 season. Because of that, every team in the league was put into the lottery for a chance at a player that many believed to be the best rookie since Wayne Gretzky. The Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets all had...
Tags: Usa, New York, Minnesota, Washington, US, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, New Jersey, Kings, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins


Steve Yzerman’s Best Lightning Trades

Steve Yzerman shocked the hockey world when he stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in September 2018. He was the GM and vice president of the Lightning since 2010, and had been one of the most successful GM’s in recent memory. For many of his years in Tampa Bay, the Bolts had been favorites to make a run for the Stanley Cup. There was a lot of hard work in the organization, but Yzerman made some key trades and drafted some key players to help the Lightning get to where ...
Tags: Usa, Los Angeles, Sport, Gm, Rangers, Lightning, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Syracuse, Montreal, Archives, Bishop, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers


Pro Sports’ First Jersey Retirement – Maple Leafs, Ace Bailey, 1934

The tradition of retiring a jersey number has grown over the years, expanding to every major sports league in North America. It’s a homage to athletes who reach an elite level. Some of the most recognizable numbers in pro sports cannot be worn again by a given team, such as Michael Jordan’s 23, retired by the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat. Other numbers have been retired league-wide, such as Wayne Gretzky’s 99 and Jackie Robinson’s 42. This has led to great debates about who should have their ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Michael Jordan, Miami, Hockey, NHL, North America, Chicago Bulls, Archives, New York Rangers, Scotiabank, Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jackie Robinson, All Star


Neural Networking Upscales 01895 Short Film

An early example of moving images, Lumière Brothers’ 01895 short “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat”, has been revitalized and upscaled by Youtuber Denis Shiryaev. Shiryaev reworked the clip through the use of several neural networks to upscale the clip to 4K resolution and 60 FPS. The result is an impressive sharpness and clarity of image, bringing the clip to life anew.
Tags: Future, Archives, La Ciotat, Youtuber Denis Shiryaev Shiryaev


Blast From the Past: Jasmine pearls of wisdom

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: February 2014 Contributor: T Ching A few days ago, I turned 29. It was the worst birthday I’ve ever had, with so many fears and doubts ...
Tags: Amazon, Tea, Blast From The Past, Archives, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ching, Generic License, Isaí Moreno


LEED Gold-targeted Ottawa library will honor local history

After nearly a year of public input by Canadians from coast to coast, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has finally revealed renderings for the new Ottawa library and archives. Designed in collaboration with KWC Architects, the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility will be an innovative landmark representative of all Canadians. The building will target, at minimum, LEED Gold certification and will reflect the region’s rich history and natural beauty with its...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Library, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Archives, Quebec, Cafe, Ottawa, Carousel Showcase, Ottawa River, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Nature Inspired Architecture


2008 NHL Draft: Five Forgotten Picks

The 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa will always be notable as the draft which produced generational player Steven Stamkos. It is also notable for the number of defensemen drafted in the first round (12), including current high-calibre blueliners Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Luke Schenn, Tyler Myers, Erik Karlsson, Jake Gardiner, Michael Del Zotto, and John Carlson. The 2008 NHL Draft will always be notable for producing one of the best players of the generation in Steven Stamkos, seen he...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Sport, Austria, Canada, Dell, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, Archives, Sochi, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa


Greatest Memories from Daniel and Henrik Sedins’ Careers

The Vancouver Canucks are set to retire Daniel and Henrik’s Sedin’s jerseys, Nos. 22 and 33, into the rafters at Rogers Arena tonight. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the greatest moments from their legendary careers. As I sat down to write this article, I came across a problem – how is it possible to narrow down the greatest moments of two absolute legends who gave all they had, and so much more, to one city? I’ve come to the following conclusion – the way they would want it done would ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Daniel Sedin, Canucks, Daniel, Arizona Coyotes, Henrik


Household Staff at Blithewold

Blithewold and other large mansions of its era were designed on the assumption that there would always be a plentiful supply of servants.  Bessie Van Wickle McKee could not have maintained her large residences without the hard work, competence, and loyal dedication of several generations of household staff.  Some of Bessie’s employees arrived and departed quickly — others stayed with the family for many years.  The south wing of Blithewold was the servants’ domain.  Besides the kitchens and laun...
Tags: Household, Family, Gardening, Boston, America, History, United States, Ireland, Bristol, Archives, Staff, Cadillac, Eleanor, Emma, Arthur, Ellis


Top 3 All-Time San Jose Sharks Goalies

The top three all-time San Jose Sharks goalies is a tough list to come up with. While there have been many goaltenders who have prowled the blue paint at the SAP Center, only a handful can be considered the best in franchise history. The Hockey Writers boiled down the list and ranked the trio of Sharks goalies who are the best of Team Teal. Number 3: Martin Jones It is tough to pare down the list down to just three when you look at the important netminders who have been with the Sharks. ...
Tags: Boston, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Kazakhstan, Hockey, NHL, Archives, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, St Petersburg, Jones, Chicago Blackhawks


Tuesdays With Norwood, Re-Steeped: Uva & Maturata, Uda-Pusselawa, Haputalle, and Badulla

We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post finishes up the series on Sri Lanka and includes “Uva” and “Maturata, Uda-Pusselawa, Haputalle, and Badulla”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy! Uva Uva – Oovah, as the old planters spelled it – is another Ceylon district wit...
Tags: Tea, Archives, Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Nuwara Eliya, Thomas Lipton, Badulla, James Norwood Pratt, Re-steeped, Generic License, Maturata Uda Pusselawa Haputalle, Uva Uva Oovah, Northeast Monsoon


The Biodiversity Heritage Library Makes 150,000 High-Res Illustrations of the Natural World Free to Download

You may have heard of "plant blindness," a condition defined about 20 years ago that has started to get more press in recent years. As its name suggests, it refers to an inability to identify or even notice the many plant species around us in our everyday lives. Some have connected it to a potentially more widespread affliction they call "nature deficit disorder," which is also just what it sounds like: a set of impairments brought on by insufficient exposure to the natural world. One might als...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, London, College, US, Bbc, Nature, United States, Archives, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau, Flora, BHL, Joseph Wolf


Top 3 All-Time Flames Goalies

The goaltending history of the Calgary Flames franchise has been punctuated by a handful of excellent performances in a desert of otherwise unremarkable ones. In an effort to separate the wheat from the chaff, here are the three best goaltenders in the history of the Flames franchise. 3. Dan Bouchard Dan Bouchard (Hockey Hall of Fame Digital Archive) Part of the first goaltending tandem in Atlanta along with Phil Myre, Bouchard quietly distinguished himself and soon became the t...
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, San Jose, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Calgary Flames, Sharks, Calgary, Bouchard, Vernon, Mike Vernon, Fletcher, Western Hockey League, Jamie McLennan


Blast From the Past: Tea and romantic compatibility?

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: February 2009 Contributor: T Ching After choosing the word *courage* as my life’s theme for 2009, I’ve found myself transitioning ...
Tags: Tea, Blast From The Past, La, Archives, Ching, Shannon McGee, Generic License


New York Islanders’ Greatest of All-Time

On Feb. 4, 1978, Hockey Hall of Famer and a member of the 100 Greatest NHL Players club, Mike Bossy, recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career as the New York Islanders won 6-1 over Washington. In honour of that first of many accomplishments, we have pulled this nugget from the THW Archives, written by former THW contributor Anatoliy Metter and originally published Sept. 24, 2012. Many hockey fans might remember the New York Islanders of the 1980s because of their collection o...
Tags: New York, Sweden, Washington, Sport, Rangers, Penguins, Bill, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Archives, Calgary Flames, Long Island, Ross, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings


The Met Puts 650+ Japanese Illustrated Books Online: Marvel at Hokusai’s One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji and More

There are certain Japanese woodblock prints many of us can picture in our minds: Hokusai Katsushika's The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Utagawa Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-?hashi bridge and Atake, Kitagawa Utamaro's Three Beauties of the Present Day. Even when we find vast archives of such works, known as ukiyo-e or "pictures of the floating world," we tend to appreciate the works themselves one piece at a time; we imagine them on walls, not in books. But it was in books that much of the wor...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Tokyo, Archives, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Arthur, Carpenter, Shin, Mount Fuji, Edo, Yoshiwara, Hokusai


36,000 Flash Games Have Been Archived and Saved Before Flash Goes Extinct: Play Them Offline

Adobe has announced that the Flash Player will come to the official end of its life on the last day of this year, December 31, 2020. News of the demise of an obsolete internet multimedia platform presumably bothers few of today's web-surfers, but those of us belonging to a certain generation feel in it the end of an era. First introduced by Macromedia in 1996, Flash made possible the kind of animation and sound we'd seldom seen and heard — assuming we could manage to load it through our ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Video Games, College, Archives, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Kotaku, Macromedia, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Pac Man Donkey Kong Tron, MC Hammer Based, Zack Zwiezen Flashpoint


Tuesdays With Norwood, Re-Steeped: Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Dimbulla, Nuwara Eliya

We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post starts the teas of Sri Lanka and includes “Sri Lanka (Ceylon)”, “Dimbulla”, and “Nuwara Eliya”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy! Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Small, green and fertile, Sri Lanka is about the size of the Republic of Ir...
Tags: Tea, Republic Of Ireland, Archives, Sri Lanka, Pedro, Ceylon, Nuwara Eliya, James Norwood Pratt, Re-steeped, Generic License, Ceylon Dimbulla Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon Dimbulla, Dimbulla, Marco Lazzaroni


Blast From the Past: What is Purple tea?

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: January 2017Contributor:   Whistling Kettle We are all familiar with the various tea types such as black tea, green tea, oolong and so fo...
Tags: Tea, Blast From The Past, China, India, Kenya, Archives, Camellia Sinensis


Ranking the NHL’s 31 Starting Goalies – 2019-20 Midseason Update

The poet John Donne famously wrote, “no man is an island unto itself.” But he wrote that in 1623, long before the game of hockey was invented. Had he survived to see it, Donne might have instead written: “no man is an island, except for NHL goaltenders.” The job of an NHL goalie is one of the hardest in all of professional sport. It is a solitary and often thankless task, where one night can be a shutout and the next day can be a nightmare. As such, it is a difficult position to evaluate. Wh...
Tags: Florida, Usa, New York, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Dave, Broadway, Gm, Rbs, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Detroit Red Wings


Tuesdays With Norwood, Re-Steeped: Darjeeling – Part 3, Nilgiri, and India’s Other Teas

We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This week we’re finishing up the teas of India, with this post includes “Darjeeling – Part 3”, “Nilgiri”, and “India’s Other Teas”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy! Darjeel...
Tags: Tea, India, Archives, Calcutta, James Norwood Pratt, Re-steeped, Generic License, Evan Bench


Hitting in Women’s Hockey: Why Not?

Occasionally I will be asked for my thoughts as to whether hitting (bodychecking) should be allowed in women’s hockey. For those unfamiliar with the rules for the women’s game, while body contact is allowed and happens quite regularly, bodychecking is not. Delivering a bodycheck constitutes a two-minute minor penalty. If you really want to know my personal opinion, I have never thought that hitting was necessary in the women’s game. I feel that incorporating bodychecking would take away from...
Tags: Sweden, Nbc, Germany, Sport, Connecticut, Finland, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, Hockey, Clarkson, Archives, Nagano, Bruce Bennett Getty, Team USA, Boston Pride, Team Canada