The man you’d most like in the bar, and not as a pa. Papa’s personal life is well-documented, but what made Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway?
O, the lovers we covet, those with large bookcases and hard covers. Book people. If you have your eye on one but are short in the knowledge department, worry not, for we can bluff you through it.
We all know the name, but what do we know of the man’s work beyond that ceiling that he painted? Michelangelo gets the treatment in this installment of Know Who You’re Googling.
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?