The Washington Post launches Retropolis: A History Blog
April 3, 2017 at 4:13 PM EDT
The Washington Post has launched a new history blog, Retropolis, that will feature daily posts aimed at connecting present-day news with its rich history.
Retropolis covers subjects including politics and government, African Americans, women, popular culture, sports and more. The blog will be anchored by The Post’s Local team, with contributions from the newly expanded general assignment desk.
“So much of the news we cover today has echoes in the past,” said Lynda Robinson, The Post’s local enterprise editor who is in charge of Retropolis. “Retropolis will give readers the opportunity to rediscover fascinating pieces of history that may have been forgotten and will be seen in a new light.”
In the first installment of Retropolis, The Washington Post’s Michael Ruane writes on the 100th year anniversary of the United States entering World War I and how this event reshaped American warfare for good.
The Post has been recording history on its front pages since 1877. Its archives will be a great resource for the blog, along with Washington’s deep trove of museums, libraries and historians.