A Brazilian Afternoon in Vinicius’ Itapua

by Eleanor Stanford Someone has removed Vinicius’ spectacles. He sits in the praca (the plaza), staring blindly out at the […]

Karl Marx’s Revolutionary Brussels

by Steven Hermans I walk the cold deserted streets of Brussels on the 1st of November. The sun rises in […]

Anne Frank’s Lasting Literary Impact

by Hannah May If I just think of how we live here, I usually come to the conclusion that it […]

Jim Morrison & Lipstick Kisses at Oscar Wilde’s Pere-Lachaise

by Kevin E.G. Perry “They say, Lady Hunstanton, that when good Americans die they go to Paris.” ~ Oscar Wilde, “A […]

A Harry Potter State of Mind in Winter Alaska

by Melissa Mapes The afternoon sun, bright but ephemeral, reflected off the snow, giving the expanse of Cook Inlet and […]

Origins of Crime & Justice in James Patterson’s Washington DC

by David Silon While walking around our nation’s capital, I often wondered about its story. When I ask the average […]

Death & Life on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s Egypt

by Veronica Hackethal “Gosh, a funeral procession,” exclaims a fellow passenger, with typical English understatement.  He points dockside where a […]

Agatha Christie’s Torquay

by DJ Coode Throughout her long life, one place in particular remained close to Agatha Christie’s heart. Tucked away in […]

Winston Churchill’s Poetic Speeches of World War II

by Paul Millward In 1940, from deep beneath the buildings of Whitehall in London, in an underground complex known as […]

The Fear of Stephen King and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

by Francis McGovern The fear was mine, and the goal of this trip was to face it and honor it, […]