Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt: American Railroad and Shipping Tycoon

Cornelius Vanderbilt. Heritage Auction Galleries, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American business magnate and philanthropist who played a significant role in shaping the transportation and shipping industries in the United...

Moby Dick

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick Classics Illustrated cover. Jim Griffin, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. Melville’s literary works often explore...

Book of Kells

Iconic Artifact: Book of Kells

Book of Kells. [1], Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons In this article, we shall discuss one of the most famous and iconic artifacts of Christianity, the Book of Kells, with the help of a...

American Gothic

Iconic Artwork: American Gothic by Grant Wood

American Gothic painting. Grant Wood, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Grant Wood was an American painter primarily known for his iconic work, American Gothic. He was born in Anamosa, Iowa, and spent much of...

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men first edition cover. Illustrated by Ross MacDonald. Published by Covici-Friede., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons John Steinbeck was an American author known for his realistic and often socially conscious novels...

Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer: Father of Philosophical Pessimism

Arthur Schopenhauer. Artistosteles, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Arthur Schopenhauer was a 19th-century German philosopher known for his pessimistic view of human existence. Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), Schopenhauer’s philosophy was deeply influenced by...

Shroud of Turin

Iconic Artifact: Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. In this article, we shall discuss one of the most mysterious, enigmatic, and controversial historical artifacts in history, the Shroud of Turin, with the help...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart Signed. McDowell, Obolensky, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic, widely regarded as one of Africa’s most influential literary figures. Born on November...