It’s a rare treat when we find a novel written by an unknown author that is so extraordinary. It feels like discovering a secret. To find one of the best written novels I’ve ever come across this way was a pleasant surprise. I cannot recommend highly enough.
In Berlin, on the evening of December 5, 1930, at the Mozart Hall, a sold out showing of All Quiet on the Western Front is about to begin. This is the German premiere of the movie that has already won Best Picture in America. “Ten minutes into the performance, a small, dark haired, man arose from his front row balcony seat and stalked up the darkened aisle toward the exit. This man, Joseph Goebbels, was giving a signal to the Nazis that had packed the seats and were patiently awaiting their signal.. They rose and began chanting “Judenfilm, Judenfilm!” They threw stink bombs and released mice into the theater…
Stu Whitney has accomplished what most novelists dream of – a great novel, written and published at the right moment. The Covid Chronicles tackles tough issues that we have all struggled with over the past year. The fear and uncertainty that swept into our lives with the COVID-19 pandemic are illuminated through a father’s hopes for his […]
The Broadway Melody was the 2nd Best Picture winner. Dozens of vintage ads, critiques, video and audio come together to bring the history of America before the Great Depression to life.
Wings was America’s first chance to see the world from the air. Combined with Clara Bow’s star power, the film won the first Best Picture Oscar. Vintage ads and articles clipped from the Library of Congress give a new look at the legendary film.
The Best Picture History Project started as an inexpensive date night idea. We decided to watch every Academy Award Best Picture winner in order. It quickly turned into an entirely new understanding of America, her history, and her people’s priorities and culture shifts throughout the years. I’ve studied American history my entire life and have […]
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave is a Suspense/Mystery novel released in May 2021. Narrated by Rebecca Lowman for audio; and a Reese’s Book Club choice – it’s worth a read! When it comes to book clubs, Reese is the new Oprah, and she put her stamp on this book. It checks […]
My husband and I and two of my children drove from Dallas, TX to Pittsburgh PA in three days. In order to visit family in Pittsburgh, PA, we left our home on a Friday afternoon. We left at four o’clock and headed out. We stopped for snacks and fountain sodas and headed out! The first […]
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