Tag Archive: Cultural History

The Secret Life of Arsenic

Posted on January 31, 2022 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Neil Bradbury, Ph.D.

Quick, think of a poison…

There’s a good chance that you came up with arsenic. Arsenic was first isolated by the famous alchemist Albertus Magnus in the thirteenth-century city of Cologne. By a strange coincidence, Cologne was named … Read the article

How Norma Became Marilyn

Posted on October 1, 2020 3:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Charles Casillo

In this excerpt from his ground-breaking biography, Charles Casillo explores how the actions of one army photographer sparked the transition of Norma Jeane into Marilyn Monroe.

Monroe photographed arriving at Ciro’s nightclub for a soirée celebrating Louella… Read the article

A Window into the Past

Posted on May 26, 2020 12:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Jane K. Cleland

If you want to know about a society’s values, mores, and conventions, look to the decorative elements common during that era. Join Novelist Jane K. Cleland as she reflects on different objects from the past to … Read the article