The Bombing of Pompeii During World War II

In 79 AD, 17-year-old Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, known as Pliny the Younger, gazed across the Bay of Naples from his vacation home in Misenum and watched Mount Vesuvius erupt. “Darkness fell, not the dark of a moonless or cloudy night,” Pliny wrote in his eyewitness account — the only surviving such document — “but … Read more

Fox News Is Casting Joe Biden as the Grinch in This Year’s Rendition of the “War on Christmas”

With every passing year, Christmas seems to creep into American society earlier and earlier. And this year, the right-wing media’s “war on Christmas” obsession—a recurring theme on Fox News—is getting the same treatment. On October 4—nearly four weeks before Halloween—the firsts shots of the holiday-season culture war were fired on Fox & Friends, with the … Read more

Gustav Klimt’s Masterpieces Destroyed During World War II Get Recreated with Artificial Intelligence

A century after the death of Gustav Klimt, his art continues to enrapture its viewers. Maybe it has enraptured you, but no matter how deep you’ve gone into Klimt’s oeuvre, there are three paintings you’ve only ever seen in black and white. That’s not because he painted them in that way; rich and brilliant colors originally … Read more

Bayeux exhibition celebrates war photographer Manoocher Deghati

Issued on: 09/10/2021 – 15:22 The 28th annual Bayeux War Correspondents’ Awards get underway in Normandy this weekend, honouring journalists who have put their life on the line to tell important stories from war zones. This year’s president of the jury is Franco-Iranian photojournalist Manoocher Deghati, whose 45-year career is being celebrated with an exhibition … Read more

Monet’s Water Lilies: How World War I Inspired Monet to Paint His Final Masterpieces & Create “the World’s First Art Installation”

When one considers which artists most powerfully evoke the horrors of trench warfare, Claude Monet is hardly the first name to come to mind. And yet, once viewed that way, his final Water Lilies paintings — belonging to a series that, in reproduction, speaks to many of no more harrowing a setting than a doctor’s … Read more

Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff miss time on sets as War clocks 2 years; Siddharth Anand confirms sequel underway

A film that turned out be a blockbuster of 2019 was Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor starrer War. The actioner that was helmed by Siddharth Anand received a lot of love from the audience and many loved on screen action by Hrithik and Tiger. Now, today, the film clocks 2 years and to … Read more

War and Strife Have Come to Prosecco Country

VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY — Small pickup trucks carrying mounds of green grapes wound through Prosecco Road. Workers harvesting in the terraced vineyards squinted in the sun. Tipsy tourists stopped in for tastings. Couples clinked glasses in the town’s quaint Prosecco bars. But behind the effervescent front, producers of Italy’s wildly popular sparkling white wine in the … Read more

Watch a Gripping 10-Minute Animation About the Hunt for Nazi War Criminal Adolf Eichmann

In February 2018, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany conducted interviews with 1,350 American adults, aged 18 and up. Their findings, published as the Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study, reveal a sharp decline in Americans’ awareness of the state-sponsored extermination of six million Jewish men, women, and children by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. This knowledge gap was particularly … Read more

This Week’s Best New Songs: Snail Mail, The War on Drugs, Hatchie, Snarls, and More

Throughout the week, we update our Best New Songs playlist with the new releases that caught our attention the most, be it a single leading up to the release of an album or a newly unveiled deep cut. And each Monday, we round up the best new songs released over the past week (the eligibility period begins … Read more