Life Magazine Ends; Archives To Be Made Available Online

Time Inc. said on Monday it would stop publishing Life, the iconic photography magazine that has been a weekly newspaper insert since 2004… Although April 20 will be Life’s last print issue, the brand name will survive on the Internet, Time Inc., a unit of Time Warner Inc., said in a statement… Time will make Life’s collection of 10 million images available online, with “the most important collection of imagery covering the events and people of the 20th century” available for free for personal use, it said (source)

A Newly-Discovered Japanese Wartime Atrocity

Over the course of four months before the defeat of the Japanese forces in March 1945, Mr [Akira] Makino cut open the bodies of ten Filipino prisoners, including two teenage girls. He amputated their limbs, and cut up and removed their healthy livers, kidneys, wombs and still beating hearts for no better reason than to improve his knowledge of anatomy [source]