The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy is a fascinating story that reads like a modern-day thriller instead of an 18th century historical text. The bizarre-but-true plot takes place in 1776, during the first months of the Revolutionary War. Don’t go snoozing yet. This is not a stuffy history lesson about cobblestone streets and powdered wigs before the era…

Great with Ice and a Twist of Lime

Daniel Okrent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition novel and Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Prohibition mini-series documentary were separate results from an initial team-up. Together, both provide an extremely-detailed account not only of Prohibition’s place in American history, but the events leading up to such a decision, the results of the repeal, and…

An Irish Story… In America

Breaking away from his bold set in Ireland stories, Jim Sheridan tells an Irish tale, a personal tale at that, set, you guessed it, in America. In doing so, especially by placing the story in New York, makes this movie inherently American. In fact, In America offers up a huge slice of Americana both thematically and…