'All is Lost'
Nautical survival films are plentiful and popular, from "The Perfect Storm" and "Cast Away" to the more recent "Captain Phillips," "Life of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki." "All is Lost," starring Robert Redford all by his lonesome, is perhaps the bravest endeavor of this genre. Playing "Our Man," Redford is alone on a yacht in the Indian Ocean with a boat that's falling apart. This is a...Read more »
In honor of Black History Month, we spoke with Patricia Gloster-Coates, chair of the history department at Pace University, about the month's origins and its significance today.
What year did Black History Month begin?
It was officially incorporated in 1976, but it was Carter G. Woodson, a historian who started the Journal of Negro History in 1916 who, 10 years later, came up with the...Read more »