Category Archives: History

Kiss sparks controversy at Cannes Film Festival

It had looked to be a good year for women at the Cannes Film Festival. Leila Hatami, Iranian actress and star of Iranian movies, was one of five women and four men to serve as judges at this year’s festival, …

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HBO’s “The Normal Heart” takes on AIDS epidemic

HBO films will release their production of The Normal Heart, based on the play by Larry Kramer. The adaptation by Ryan Murphy features such big name actors as Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo and centers around the 1980s AIDS epidemic …

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What you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo … the fifth of May—time to grab some chips and salsa and get the party started, right? But do you even know what you are celebrating? Maybe … Mexico’s Independence Day? Sorry, try again. No idea? It …

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Equal Pay & Paycheck Fairness Act: Good research topics

With the failure to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and the recent recognition of Equal Pay Day, a good research paper topic might be to discuss the sociology, politics or economics of equal pay for equal work. In the United …

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Science and technology latest: Ships, smartphones, and lunar eclipses

This week in trending news, science and technology have been making headlines on topics from the lunar eclipse and this year’s blood moon frequency, plans by NASA and Lockheed to launch a robotic spacecraft in 2016, the Navy’s christening of …

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Dido Elizabeth Belle’s true story told in Belle movie

In 2013, two award-winning films highlighted the black historical experience in America. Chiwetel Ejiofor played Solomon Northup, a free man from upstate New York who is sold into slavery, in the Oscar award winning 12 Years a Slave. In director …

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Muppets Most Wanted: Perfect film studies research topic

The Muppets have been around since the 1950s, and they became household icons in 1976, when The Muppet Show hit the air. Follow that with feature films, Webby-award winning YouTube videos, and a return to feature films with 2011′s The …

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History topic: Ukraine vs. Russia in the Crimean Peninsula

The history in the Crimean Peninsula has long been aligned along a Ukraine vs. Russia fault line. Although Russia and the Ukraine have much in common culturally and were united as one country for more than three hundred years, the …

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The Malaysia Airlines plane—college research topic in aviation history

While air travel is safer than hitting the road in a car, there is always a risk of aircraft crashes. What is more unusual and shocking are the missing planes found throughout aviation history. The most recent disappearance of the …

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Monuments Men movie: Art history topic for research paper

The recent Monuments Men movie starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, is remarkably accurate for a Hollywood production. Many of the characters and locations were based on real people and places. For …

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