La Maison du Mystère

I haven’t seen La Maison du Mystère, the 10-episode French serial. I’m afraid I never will. The odds of disappointment are too great: no movie could live up to these 1923 stills of the silent film.    

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100 Years Ago, Woodrow Wilson Made a Decision that Shaped our World

One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson plunged the United States into World War One. Wilson’s choice to push for war still baffles scholars and historians.  U.S. interests were not at risk, and the country still felt a strong aversion to dealings with other countries. Influential citizens like Henry Ford and feminist Jane […]

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