Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The changing image of UFOs, 28 films for Black History Month, underwater caves and more

1. 28 Films for Black History Month For the 28 days of Black History Month, the New York Times’ film critics have selected 28 films centered on African Americans’ experiences in 20th century USA. Beginning with “Within Our Gates” (1920), the list is in chronological order and includes some controversial, powerful and problematic issues. (For example, “Shadows” (1959) is about three black siblings, but two …

How UFO Reports Change Over Time

Since ancient times, there have been reports of mysterious, unidentifiable objects flying through the skies. Interestingly, those reports have changed over time—thanks to evolving flight technologies. From “phantom” Zeppelins in the early 1900s to “ghost rockets” in the 1940s and “flying saucers,” the commonality with all these sightings “raised a question: why were the extraterrestrials visiting us now?” Read more at the Smithsonian.