Déjà Vu

Bringing an historical perspective to the day's news

September 21, 2017

September 15, 2016

Vax Off

2016:

In California, a new law is making vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren.

1898:

In the nineteenth century, some challenged the necessity of smallpox vaccination.
 

March 23, 2016

Stolen Glances

2016:

Man admits to stealing nude photos. 

1913:

Teenager snatches photos of society woman.

February 25, 2016

Lost and Found

2016:

A guide dog goes missing in Beijing. 

1931:

A service dog with a mind of her own. 

July 23, 2015

When Sharks Attack

2015:

A surfer encounters a shark. 

1916:

New Jersey beachgoers try to understand the psychology of sharks. 

July 08, 2015

Bikers Wanted

2015:

A bike-rental program courts female riders. 

1898:

Susan B. Anthony on cycling and feminism. 

July 01, 2015

Paternal Affairs

2015:

In Italy, a father sues his sons for support. 

1521:

Michelangelo begs his father to see reason.

June 23, 2015

A Much-Hated Flag

2015:

A debate over the Confederate flag at the South Carolina capitol. 

1862:

Figuring out the flag in the first place.