The first Cannes film festival was held in 1939. It was founded to showcase world cinema, and as a rebuke to fascism.
Everyday objects often have remarkable histories. Here are 10 common items, that were invented earlier than you think.
The history of the Academy Awards is long and laden with both controversy and trivia. Here are 10 pioneering Academy Award firsts.
House music is one of the defining genres of my life time. It was started by one DJ, at one night club, in Chicago’s West Loop district.
Night football seems like a modern idea. But the concept has been around since electric light was invented.
A cliffhanger is a popular plot device, to build excitement about the next episode in a series. They first appear in a thousand-year old book of folk tales.
It is hard to imagine, but at some point in history, someone sat down and invented the metre. And its origin story, is surprisingly lively.
In 1936, the last known Tasmanian Tiger died in a zoo in Hobart. This is Benjamin’s story. THE NATURAL WORLD FIRSTS and LASTS The Thylacine …
The first exhibition at the NGV was a bold choice: strange, cutting edge art from a group of unknown artists. Welcome to ‘The Field’ show.
Abstract art angers people. It is weird, it is about nothing, it doesn’t take any skill. Fittingly, the first abstract artist was an eccentric Russian …