"Downfall," the classic German film about the collapse of the Nazi regime, has much to teach us about the dangers of living in unreal worlds.
"The Wizard of Oz" premiered the very week before World War II began. In many ways it carries with it the lost innocence of its time.
The great American steak houses are about a lot more than just good steak. They tell a key part of the American story.
The legacy of racism is everywhere in American history, from marble mansions to ordinary streetcorners. We must reckon with it.
Witness the places where some of the most shocking and terrible crimes of the 20th century occurred. Most don't look that different.
Get an amazingly comprehensive view of American history by virtual-visiting important sites associated with all 45 U.S. Presidents, from Mt. Vernon to Trump Tower.
Here's a run-down on what I think represents my best work of 2018: blog articles, classes, podcasts and videos. Best wishes in 2019!
The podcast focusing on the decade of the 1810s returns from hiatus with an all-new episode on Napoleon's improbable comeback from exile on the island of Elba.
One of the strangest-ever Bond films has a complicated history, and the background of the time in which it was made is fascinating.
The one Bond film starring George Lazenby was made in the midst of a societal crisis, and an existential problem for the producers of the series.