Author: Ella Bougher

Arts & Culture

The Berlin Candy Bomber

July 1948. Berlin. Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen walks the Templehof airfield of West Berlin, embarking upon a Cold War confrontation with the Soviets. The rattling of a wire fence catches his ear. He turns his head and is greeted by the sight of 30 German children dressed in tattered, dirty clothes. […]

Arts & Culture

The Sun King and His Palace

King Louis XIV of France strolls through the famous Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Sparkling crystal chandeliers tower above his wigged head, as well as the vaulted ceiling, 40 feet in height and covered in extravagant murals idolizing him as the Sun King. Seventeen giant mirrors, the height of luxury […]