Monthly Archives: April 2016

Do you have what it takes to be a 1920s telephone operator? Play this unique video game and find out!

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a 1920s telephone operator? That’s the question behind Mike Lazer-Walker’s unusual new video game Hello Operator, which uses a real live vintage 1927 telephone switchboard to play a time-management game akin to Diner Dash or Tapper. … Continue reading

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Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!: Visit 1920s Berlin on Second Life

1920s Berlin was a pretty happening place. After WWI the Weinmar Republic saw an explosion of arts and culture unlike anything Germany’s seen before or since. Musicians, artists, dancers, writers, philosophers, singers, and bohemians of all stripes came together to create … Continue reading

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Taxi Dancing: Endurance Dancing’s Disreputable Cousin

  Remember that post I wrote about endurance dance contests for Jazzfeather’s “Give In to the Feeling” blog tour? Well, it turns out there was another equally bizarre form of dance hall entertainment that was also common during the 1920s and 30s: taxi … Continue reading

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