Like Hollywood, 1939 was a pivotal year in French cinema, with Jean Renoir’s La Règle du jeu looming large over popular consciousness. But as Ben McCann mourns, this comes at the cost of this Marcel Carné classic.
Unearthing the forgotten heroines of the great Arabian tales.
As this report shows, the gender imbalance in British newspapers is real.
Whether religious or atheist, the human desire to find out ‘how did I get here?’ remains intact.
Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Sandham’s Memorial Chapel, 1932.
On his travels that made up his book Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain visited Cairo where he was awe-struck by ‘The Imposing Sphinx’.
In 1968, Sheila Fitzpatrick was ‘outed’ by a Soviet newspaper as a spy. A graduate student at the time, her experiences are collected in her memoir, A Spy in the Archives.
From Elgar to Vaughan Williams, what was the purpose of government involvement in promoting music during World War II?
Charting Doris Day’s off and on-screen ‘persona’, Tamar Jeffers McDonald unearths a recurring motif of self-referentialism.
So what is behind the re-emergence of the Devil in popular Western culture?