You may know that Johann Sebastian Bach is one of history's most beloved composers, but did you know he did prison time too? Professor Robert Greenberg, host of "Scandalous Overtures" on Ora.TV, schools us on the bad boy side of Bach.
In honor of Cesar Chavez's birthday on March 31, 'The Crusades of Cesar Chavez' biographer Miriam Pawel looks at six people who played key roles in putting the Latin-American hero in the history books.
2015 will be packed with tributes to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famed Mexican artists (and famously turbulent couple). From 1930-1934, Kahlo and Rivera lived in the United States, spending time in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. Here, we take a journey to some of the places they visited, the places that inspired or repulsed them, the places that shaped their vision of America.
Tennessee Williams was born today in 1911. To celebrate the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, which is currently underway, we’re touring some of his favorite spots in the city he called "his spiritual home."
Happy birthday, Sir Elton John! After performing his 100th 'Million Dollar Piano' show in Las Vegas, we hope the "Rocket Man" is having a great day off to celebrate. We salute him with this week's quote.
Around 40 exhibits of Andy Warhol's work will be shown in museums and institutions around the world this year, a resurgence that the New York Times has dubbed the "Warhol Wave." To remember the artist at a pivotal time in his life, Andy Warhol superstar Viva takes an intimate look back at the day he was shot in 1968 and her own relationship with Warhol's mother Julia.
Fifty years ago on March 21, 1965, civil rights activists began a 54-mile march for voting rights from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Barbara Harris Combs, author of "From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom," takes us back to that historic time with a look at the activists and their courageous actions that led to a watershed moment in American history.
Today in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Katherine Kane, Executive Director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, explores how the novel helped change the course of American history and catapulted Stowe to worldwide fame.
As the world celebrates all things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, Christopher Klein, author of “Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan,” takes a look at the first Irish-American hero and his encounters with famous historical figures.
Today as we celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, we're taking a look at his good works and a heavenly handful of fellow patron saints who are believed to watch over every aspect of our lives.
Real estate scion and alleged serial murderer Robert Durst was arrested on Saturday, the day before the shocking final episode of "The Jinx," the HBO documentary series about his life and alleged crimes. Here's a look at some of the more bizarre details of his ongoing saga.
To celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday on March 14, which also happens to be Pi Day, we're taking a look at some fascinating facts about one of science's most intriguing geniuses and one of mathematics' most intriguing numbers.
As we approach the Ides of March, Barry Strauss, author of "The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination," gives us a glimpse at some of the powerful women who worked behind the scenes of the political stage.