Herman Melville was born 200 years ago this August (photo: Alamy).
Arts & Culture Books
Christopher SandfordOctober 04, 2019
Melville, who was born 200 years ago this August, was consumed with the issue of humanity’s capacity for good or evil.
Woodrow Wilson, right, sought to implement his famous Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, second from right, viewed them as hopelessly idealistic. (Photo: Alamy)
Arts & Culture Ideas
Christopher SandfordJune 14, 2019
The treaty’s offhand attitude toward the non-European world stirred up resentments that lingered for decades.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Christopher SandfordNovember 10, 2018
Lawrence’s triumphant arrival in Damascus in 1918 might be said to have been the spark that ultimately ignited a powder keg of factional rivalries and distrust.
Photo: AP
Arts & Culture Ideas
Christopher SandfordJuly 13, 2018
Though ‘lapsed,’ the prolific author was obsessed with the church.
Arts & Culture Film
Christopher SandfordAugust 08, 2017
In celebrating the centennial of Mitchum’s birth, we are really paying homage to a peculiarly American male archetype.