Author Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.

A Brief History Today, I wish my and all of the other great fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day, and I also want to give you a brief update about this site’s YouTube channel. Digging Deeper First, I have on my site a “Schedule of Video Adaptations of Our Articles.”  You should notice that I plan to continue having my usual new video for the first Tuesdays of each month on my channel and for the last week of the month, I will, instead of posting a new video on my channel, be making a video exclusively for Armchair…

A Brief History On Thursday, July 1, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of The Tomorrow War at 7:00PM.  Amazon’s The Tomorrow War marks the return of the epic summer blockbuster, promising large-scale sci-fi-action mixed with comedy and heart.  Starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaids Tale) J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers, the film takes you on an epic and original thrill ride! Digging Deeper To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link below which…

A Brief History This article presents tables showing the battle records of the members of the Roman triumvirates.  In a number of these battles, the individuals listed below shared command with one or more other commanders or served as a subordinate to a superior commander. Digging Deeper The Battle Record of Marcus Licinius Crassus The Battle Record of Pompey The Battle Record of Julius Caesar The Battle Record of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus The Battle Record of Mark Antony The Battle Record of Augustus Question for students (and subscribers): Which member of either triumvirate do you consider to have been the greatest…

A Brief History On Thursday, June 17, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of The Sparks Brothers at 7:00PM.  The film features many people praising Sparks for their influence, including Beck, Flea, Neil Gaiman, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Jane Wiedlin, and more.  The Sparks Brothers is entertaining and funny and serves as an anthology of contemporary music over the past 50 years. Digging Deeper To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link below which takes you to the redeem pass page.  You then log in or…

A Brief History On Saturday, June 26, 2021, A Special Wish Cleveland is hosting The Bob Ross Experience, a paint night fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to A Special Wish Foundation (ASW), Cleveland Chapter, a non-profit that grants wishes for children from birth up to 20 years of age with life-threatening illnesses.  This event is no happy little accident!   Digging Deeper Tickets to the Bob Ross Experience, taking place from 5:00PM – 8:00PM, will be $40 plus a handling fee. Price includes small appetizers, available from 5:00PM to 6:00PM, followed by a 2-hour class taught by a Bob Ross…

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