Born April 25, 1284, Edward II is so much more than the weedy bloke in Braveheart as his real story is beset by treachery, rumor, and the search for power.
For many, Easter starts and ends with Jesus, but throughout history there are strangely similar holidays that predate it. So, it might behoove one to climb down from your cross.
The incomparable Bette Davis is the focus of our “Happy birthday, you’re …” treatment today. Just because someone has passed, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Party?
Social commentator, novelist, orator. With the documentary based on him now in the Oscars discussion, why not get better acquainted with James Baldwin?
It’s that time again. Gird your vocabularied loins, for it’s time for the pointed end of The Big Smoke’s Vocab-Extender, where this week we get real flirty.
With St. Valentine’s day on the horizon, we’re wondering, Who the fudge was he? Well, according to history, there are three claimants.
George Orwell has recently shot back into prominence after 1984 sold out on Amazon, but what of the man, and what lessons can we learn from him in 2017?
Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
Existence is meaningless, life is pointless, everything is negative. Right? Not necessarily. Peep the humbling spin that existentialism and absurdism provide—in 700 words or less.
Lexicon lovers, phrase fanciers, word worshipers, lend me your melons. The Big Smoke’s Vocab-Extender returns with some more luscious lingo for you to wrap your lips around.