Who Was Lady Godiva?
You might associate the name “Godiva” with a brand of Belgian chocolates, but it was first popularized as part of a 900-year-old English legend. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman...
Who Was Lady Godiva?
You might associate the name “Godiva” with a brand of Belgian chocolates, but it was first popularized as part of a 900-year-old English legend. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman...
Cultural references to Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance painter and polymath who achieved legendary fame and iconic status within his own lifetime. His renown primarily rests upon ...
Mike Tyson in popular culture
Mike Tyson is an American former World Heavyweight boxing Champion. Tyson, ranked by ESPN as the #1 Most Outrageous Character in modern sports history has appeared in numerous popular media in either ...
Lord Byron in popular culture
English writer Lord Byron has been mentioned in numerous media. A few examples of his appearances in literature, film, music, television and theatre are listed below.
Byron first appeared as a thi...
Gandhi Heritage Portal
The online Gandhi Heritage Portal preserves, protects, and disseminates original writings of Mohandas K. Gandhi and makes available to the world the large corpus of “Fundamental Works” which are usefu...
Stephen Hawking in popular culture
Professor Stephen Hawking, known for being a theoretical physicist, has appeared in many works of popular culture.
Marilyn Monroe in popular culture
Marilyn Monroe's life and persona have been used in film, television, music, the arts, and by other celebrities.
Cultural depictions of Edward VIII of the United Kingdom
There have been a number of depictions of King Edward VIII in popular culture, both biographical and fictional, following his abdication in 1936.
Jack the Ripper in fiction
Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized Whitechapel in 1888, features in works of fiction ranging from gothic novels published at the time of the murders to recent motion pictures,...
Billy the Kid (1930 film)
Billy the Kid is a 1930 American film directed in widescreen by King Vidor about the relationship between frontier outlaw Billy the Kid (Johnny Mack Brown, billed as "John Mack Brown") and Pat Garret...
Robert Crucian
Robert Crucian is a fictional character in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, introduced by writer Jason Bengtson. As of 2011, the character is the focus of a short story and audio-play by Bengtson, at ...
Alexamenos graffito
The Alexamenos graffito (also known as the graffito blasfemo) is an inscription carved in plaster on a wall near the Palatine Hill in Rome, now in the Palatine Antiquarium Museum. It is alleged to be...
Ninja in popular culture
A ninja is a stock character in Japanese and international popular culture. The cultural references listed below are separated by category: novels, comics, anime and manga, games, television and music...
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners (Cléopâtre essayant des poisons sur des condamnés à mort) is an 1887 painting by the French artist Alexandre Cabanel. It is now in the Royal Museum of ...
Librarians in popular culture
Stereotypes of librarians in popular culture are frequently negative: librarians are portrayed as puritanical, punitive, unattractive, and introverted if female, or timid and effeminate if male. Such...
Judy Garland as gay icon
Actress Judy Garland is widely considered a gay icon. The Advocate has called Garland "The Elvis of homosexuals." The reasons frequently given for her standing as an icon among gay men are admiration...
Cultural depictions of Napoleon
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, has become a worldwide cultural icon generally associated with tactical brilliance, ambition and political power. His distinctive features and costume have made him ...
The End of the World News: An Entertainment
The End of the World News is a 1982 novel by British author Anthony Burgess. Presented without chapter breaks, the plot weaves together three storylines. One follows Leon Trotsky on a journey to New Y...
Attila the Hun in popular culture
Attila the Hun has had many depictions in popular culture. Many of these depictions either portray him as a great ruler or a ruthless conqueror. Attila has also appeared in numerous German and Norse e...
Anne Boleyn in popular culture
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, has inspired or been mentioned in numerous artistic and cultural works. The following lists cover various media, enduring works of high art,...
Holland, 1945
"Holland, 1945" is the second single and sixth track from the 1998 Neutral Milk Hotel album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The single was released in October 1998. "Holland, 1945" is one of the album'...