The New York Times is a daily broadsheet newspaper, first published in 1851. the newspaper comprises various sections: News, Business, Arts, Science, Features (including a magazine), Sport and Style.
It is the third most popular newspaper in the United States.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a 20th century American physicist, and the scientific director of the Manhattan Project (the World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapons).
His work has contributed to modern ideas on stars and black holes as well as the theory of quantum mechanics.
Joseph McCarthy was a US Republican Senator from 1947 to 1957. He was a vigorous anti-communist who led extensive witch hunts against supposed communists in positions of power or influence in the USA. The term 'McCarthyism' came to describe anti-communist activities.
McCarthy was eventually censured by the United States Senate as he was frequently unable to validate his accusations.
Conformity is the process by which an individual changes their beliefs or behaviour in order to fit in with a social group. It is a type of social influence involving a change in response to real group pressure (involving the physical presence of others) or imagined group pressure (involving the pressure of social expectations).
Madison Avenue is located in Manhattan, New York City, and runs from Madison Square to Madison Avenue Bridge. The avenue carries northbound one-way traffic from 23rd Street to 135th Street.
It has traditionally been the heart of the New York advertising industry, hence the TV series, Mad Men.
Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) was an Austrian director and actor who introduced new elements to German theatre through choreography, staging techniques and language. He eventually founded his own film company as well as a number of drama schools in Berlin.
The Republican Party, founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists, is one of the two main political parties in the US. The party is considered right of centre, with an emphasis on social conservatism and free market economics. It is also referred to as the Grand Old Party (GOP).
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist, best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and repression, as well as his redefinition of sexual desire. He was an early researcher in cerebral palsy and founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry.
Today, Freud's work is extremely influential in the fields of humanities and social sciences, and he is recognised as one of the leading thinkers of the 20th century.
The Middle Ages refers to the period of mainly Christian European history between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance, around 500-1500AD. Often referred to as the Dark Ages or the Medieval Era, this period preceded the Early Modern Era. Famous academics of this period include Chaucer, Thomas Aquinas and Fibonacci. Some of the key events which took place during this period are: the Battle of Hastings, the signing of the Magna Carta, the Black Death and the Crusades.
Quaker Oats is an American food company that was founded in 1901 by the merger of four oat mills. They originally produced oatmeal, but have since diversified into snack bars and other cereals.
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the old stadium was the "facade", a white frieze that ran along the bleacher billboards and scoreboard. The stadium was renovated in 1974, causing its appearance to change slightly.
Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station) is a major rail station located in the underground levels of Pennsylvania Plaza in New York City. It is one of the busiest rail stations in the world.
Newark is a city in New Jersey. It is the largest city in the state, with a population of approximately 280,000.
It is located within close proximity of both Manhattan and Staten Island, and is home to Newark Liberty International Airport.