Some Pictures Truly Are Worth a Thousand Words
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Some Pictures Truly Are Worth a Thousand Words

Three 19th-century painters help tell America’s rowdy history.
2/27/2024
Children’s Books for the Leap Day and Beyond
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Children’s Books for the Leap Day and Beyond

Let’s remember Feb. 29, a most unusual day, in a most unusual way.
2/26/2024
Knights in Shining Armor
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Knights in Shining Armor

Since the establishment of knighthood, its members have been a popular subject for artists in portraits, religious representations, and myth.
2/25/2024
‘The Gilded Age’: America’s Answer to ‘Downton Abbey’
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‘The Gilded Age’: America’s Answer to ‘Downton Abbey’

The HBO period drama is renewed for a third season.
2/25/2024
Good Food Comes With Goodness: Murillo’s ‘The Angels’ Kitchen’

Good Food Comes With Goodness: Murillo’s ‘The Angels’ Kitchen’

In these Light Comments About Interesting Art, we see how the pure heart of a lowly brother calls to celestial beings who gladly do his work.
11/16/2023
‘After Death’: What’s on the Other Side?

‘After Death’: What’s on the Other Side?

This provocative film takes a scientific look at what happens when the lights go out.
10/27/2023
Woman Finds Forgiveness for Father Who Abused Her: Near-Death Experience

Woman Finds Forgiveness for Father Who Abused Her: Near-Death Experience

Though she only ‘died’ on the table for a matter of seconds, the NDE lasted long and she had a ‘life review.’
10/11/2023
Studies Explore the Healing Power of Music

Studies Explore the Healing Power of Music

The right kind of music has been proven to alleviate stress and scientists have used it to heal a young girl’s brain.
9/16/2023
Woman Says She Escaped the Grasps of Hell in a Near-Death Experience

Woman Says She Escaped the Grasps of Hell in a Near-Death Experience

M.K. “Kathy” McDaniel had about a 38 percent chance of surviving.
8/12/2023
Scientists Study Power of Consciousness With a New Twist on a Famous Quantum Experiment

Scientists Study Power of Consciousness With a New Twist on a Famous Quantum Experiment

What if our thoughts or observations could change the way something moves? Imagine if your consciousness could change the outcome of events.
8/1/2023
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60: Inspiration From the Sea

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60: Inspiration From the Sea

The Bard shows the toll that time takes on all the seasons of life.
2/26/2024
Knights in Shining Armor

Knights in Shining Armor

Since the establishment of knighthood, its members have been a popular subject for artists in portraits, religious representations, and myth.
2/25/2024
Kindred Spirits: Sarah and Thomas Cole

Kindred Spirits: Sarah and Thomas Cole

The two siblings, Thomas and Sarah Cole, enjoyed a collegial relationship where both encouraged each other’s artistic endeavors.
2/25/2024
The Father of German Music: Heinrich Schütz

The Father of German Music: Heinrich Schütz

A German composer inspired Bach and bridged the gap between Renaissance and Baroque music. That man was Heinrich Schütz.
2/23/2024
‘The Matchbox Magic Flute’

‘The Matchbox Magic Flute’

Director Mary Zimmerman does her magic on Mozart’s beloved opera.
2/23/2024
A Selfless Pursuit

A Selfless Pursuit

For Shen Yun Performing Arts principal dancer Rubi Cho, his craft is a means for a mission greater than himself.
2/22/2024
Children’s Books for the Leap Day and Beyond

Children’s Books for the Leap Day and Beyond

Let’s remember Feb. 29, a most unusual day, in a most unusual way.
2/26/2024
The Unlikely Hero Next Door: ‘A Man Called Ove’

The Unlikely Hero Next Door: ‘A Man Called Ove’

Author Fredrik Backman presents the curmudgeon who will capture your heart.
2/25/2024
Friendship and Grief Beget Art

Friendship and Grief Beget Art

The death of Arthur Hallam, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s good friend, had profound effects on the poet’s work.
2/24/2024
‘Ordinary Angels’: How America Can Beat Health Care Problems

‘Ordinary Angels’: How America Can Beat Health Care Problems

A hugely heartwarming (and nail-biting!) tale of the good citizens of America banding together to overcome one little girl’s medical challenges.
2/26/2024
‘Quigley Down Under’: An American in Australia

‘Quigley Down Under’: An American in Australia

Tom Selleck’s character touts American values down under.
2/25/2024
‘The Gilded Age’: America’s Answer to ‘Downton Abbey’

‘The Gilded Age’: America’s Answer to ‘Downton Abbey’

The HBO period drama is renewed for a third season.
2/25/2024
‘The Five Pennies’: An Inspiring Musical Prodigy

‘The Five Pennies’: An Inspiring Musical Prodigy

Danny Kaye headlines this film tribute to a talented cornetist and bandleader.
2/24/2024
Winning Art Awards Today Using 19th-Century Traditions

Winning Art Awards Today Using 19th-Century Traditions

Figure and portrait painter Alessandra Marrucchi shares her passion for creating realist art.
2/1/2024
Competition Winners: Traditional Oil Painting at Its Best

Competition Winners: Traditional Oil Painting at Its Best

All of the award-winning works of ‘The Sixth NTD International Figure Painting Competition’ are in.
1/23/2024
How Opera Became a Spectacle in the Baroque Era

How Opera Became a Spectacle in the Baroque Era

In this installment of ‘Opera Through the Ages,’ we revisit the theatrics of Baroque opera.
2/26/2024
His Heart for This Country Was True Red, White, and Blue

His Heart for This Country Was True Red, White, and Blue

A tribute to the life and legacy of the patriotic country music legend Toby Keith.
2/22/2024
Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Hunt for English Folk Tunes

Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Hunt for English Folk Tunes

A 20th-century English composer’s quest to preserve English folk songs led him to finding his own creative style.
2/20/2024
Maurice Jarre and the Majesty of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Maurice Jarre and the Majesty of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Producer Sam Spiegel wanted someone else to score the music for “Lawrence of Arabia,” but his choice of Maurice Jarre more than paid off.
2/9/2024
The First Modern Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

The First Modern Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Only a handful of composers can match Monteverdi in importance.
2/8/2024
‘Be Thou My Vision’

‘Be Thou My Vision’

The popular hymn’s ancient origin offers a view into the culture of early Christian Ireland.
2/4/2024
In Praise of the Voice: Mozart’s Songs

In Praise of the Voice: Mozart’s Songs

Mozart’s songs ushered in the advent of the art song.
2/2/2024
The Other ‘B’ Composer: Max Bruch

The Other ‘B’ Composer: Max Bruch

Bach, Beethoven, Brahms: Remarkable things conveniently come to mind in trios, and these three ‘B’s are on the ‘A’ list of top composers.
1/31/2024
Zebulon Pike: Soldier and Explorer

Zebulon Pike: Soldier and Explorer

Colorado’s Pike’s Peak was named after an early American pioneer and patriot.
2/27/2024
The Best YouTube Channels for Military History

The Best YouTube Channels for Military History

The history of war is the history of the world. Here are the five best channels for animated war history from the ancient world to the Napoleonic Era.
2/26/2024
Aviation, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Perpetual Flight

Aviation, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Perpetual Flight

In ‘This Week in History,’ America made great strides in aviation. During the 1920s and, after WWII, the US pursued the first nonstop flight around the world.
2/24/2024
‘Uncommon Valor’: Remembering Iwo Jima

‘Uncommon Valor’: Remembering Iwo Jima

The best-known American photograph of World War II was taken on Iwo Jima, but the image only tells a part that battle’s story.
2/23/2024
John Philip Holland: Father of the Modern Submarine

John Philip Holland: Father of the Modern Submarine

In this installment of ‘Profiles in History,’ we meet an Irish immigrant with an affinity for naval inventions.
2/22/2024
Roosevelt and Lodge: A Friendship That Survived Politics

Roosevelt and Lodge: A Friendship That Survived Politics

Author Laurence Jurdem explains how two powerful politicians helped each other politically, grew apart ideologically, yet retained their friendship.
2/21/2024
The Gift of Work

The Gift of Work

In his ‘Georgics,’ the ancient Roman poem by Virgil shows that although humankind’s work can be backbreaking, it’s also a divine gift.
2/19/2024