Where Does The Red Carpet Treatment Come From?

The importance and grandeur of the red carpet can be traced back at least 2,500 years to Ancient Greece when, in the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, the King’s wife prepares a crimson path for her husband's triumphant return from the Trojan War, though he feared that he was not worthy

What Does It Mean To Be In The Limelight?

Most dictionaries offer two definitions of being in the limelight: on stage under the spotlight, or to be in a position of public scrutiny. But from where does this phrase originate? Limelight is the brilliant white illumination resulting from the heating of a cylinder of quicklime by an oxyhydrogen flame. The

Why Do We Sing Do-Re-Mi?

Modern western musical notation began in medieval Europe, aimed at bringing ecclesiastical uniformity to the Catholic church, and by the mid 9th century European monasteries had begun to develop notation as a mnemonic device for Gregorian chant. A century later, Italian Benedictine monk Guido d'Arezzo (991-1033) designed the standard musical stave,

What Was Che Guevara Looking At In The Iconic Photograph?

Guerrillero Heroico (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter), the iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, has been reproduced countless times and adorns the walls of student accommodation worldwide, but what lies behind his gaze? On 5th March 1960 in Havana, Che Guevara attended a memorial service for victims of the ship La Coubre