A brief history of Carnival in Venice, almost 1000 years old.
Trump and his attempted coup have much in common with the 14th-century Venetian doge, Marino Faliero. If we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it.
Gift suggestions for a Covid holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, and stay safe!
So I decided to be a plague doctor for Halloween this year. What or who exactly was a plague doctor?
My topic historical fiction recommendations.
Read a review of the new novel Raphael: Painter in Rome and an interview with the author, Stephanie Storey
A roundup of nonfiction, fiction, and films featuring the artist Raphael.
Musings on Raphael 500 years after his death. Looking at his art can be the healing salve we all need right now.
Very exciting moment for me - I just finished the entire first (very rough) draft of my new novel!
Quarantining, a word with a rich and ancient history, is still relevant, and we would be wise to study the past to judiciously apply best practices and lessons to the present.