Westfield Burwood circa 1999, a year before being demolished to make way for a new Westfield building.
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The fact that Westfield's founders are moving out of physical store development to invest in innovative retail technology shows what's to come in Australian retail.
‘I don’t care what they say about me,’ P.T. Barnum once said, ‘as long as they spell my name correctly.’
The new movie about P.T. Barnum couldn’t come at a better time: It's impossible not to see his ghost in our culture, in our advertisements and in our president.
Polish refugees in 1939.
Then as now, volunteer groups are stepping in where governments won't.
Simple living in a complex time – is a return to frugality the key to happiness?
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
A statue of John A. Macdonald is shown covered in red paint in Montreal in November 2017. Canada’s first Prime MInister, he has been criticized for his treatment of Indigenous peoples and attitudes towards those of Chinese origin.
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In a time of populism and political polarization, children and young adults need to learn to think critically, with complexity and nuance. History, as a subject, is more important than ever.
Students from Wits University, in Johannesburg, during a protest for free education.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
Responses to the recent discovery of a Nazi swastika raise some awkward questions.
For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission.
By figuring out fission, physicists were able to split uranium atoms and release massive amounts of energy. This Manhattan Project work paved the way both for atomic bombs and nuclear power reactors.
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943.
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Thousands of American women moved west to take advantage of wartime employment opportunities during WWII. For some, this version of the California dream was temporary; for others, it lasted a lifetime.
Marketing has moved from a focus on the product itself to the consumer, who they are and finally, how they think.
The Tower of London has altered greatly in its 900-year history as a castle, home, museum, prison and tourist attraction.
When talking about heritage, we need to be clear about our definitions and our objectives for each building. Then we can work on achieving the optimum balance of heritage and sustainability.
Political reporter William D. Workman speaks at a GOP event in 1962.
Courtesy of South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
A German bomber flying over Wapping, September 7, 1940.
Government learned much from the war. But today we find new throwbacks to that Blitz-era sclerosis.
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It is worth remembering that sleep 'crises' are far from new.
A display at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.
David McKelvey via flickr
What does society want and need from the arts and humanities?
The Ottoman empire facilitated the movement of ideas and people across Europe and Asia.
The new Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation aims to 'revive' liberal arts and the humanities. Yet the 'civilisation' model of history is now viewed as deeply flawed.
A Reconciliation Pole is raised at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., in April 2017. The 17-metre red cedar pole tells the story of the time before, during and after the Indian residential school system. Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the pole by survivors, affected families, school children and others.
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Calls to "indigenize" universities must start with listening - to Indigenous scholars and nations. And real reparation will be painful for settlers, for it will be unsettling.
Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
A forensic dig into early British history means we can finally understand the heroes and stories that created a composite king.
‘When you look back on it, where else would those articles appear? The Saturday Evening Post?’
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Ramparts started as a Catholic literary magazine. But when Warren Hinckle took the helm, he developed a layout, voice and rebellious spirit that Rolling Stone would go on to mimic.