The launch of Sputnik, in October 1957, meant that people had to reimagine their ideas about the Soviet Union–and about space.
Mitchell Loeb’s 1947 travel poster was designed in support of a Jewish homeland. With hindsight, ironies abound.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon is one of 14 Holmes films pumped out during and after World War II, updated to the time. This is Holmes as propaganda.
If you’re making a film about taking 350,000 men off a beach, you need more extras–or CGI.
The attack on the World Trade Center, and the coup against Allende’s Chilean government both occurred on September 11th. The two events echo around each other.
One From The Other is set in the ambiguous demi-monde of Germany’s post-war reconstruction. Beautifully plotted and well written.
Gordon Brown dithered about a snap election and decided against. Theresa May vacillated then called one. Who made the better decision?
There’s a scene in Mark Herman‘s 2008 film The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas in which the concentration camp commander … More
It was Battle of Britain Day last week, the anniversary of the last great air battle over Britain, in 1940, … More
It is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this month, so a good moment to write something about Charles Nicholl’s … More