Author: Dr. Zar

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 On April 3, 2023, I noticed a cat walking along a tree line in Ashland, Ohio near U.S. Route 250 east of Interstate 71. Digging Deeper I am sharing this footage that I took for the benefit of any students or subscribers who live nearby that may be looking for their cat as well as for my farther away subscribers who are perhaps just interested in what Ohio looks like during the present season. Question for students (and subscribers): Do you own or have you ever owned a cat?  Please let us know in the comments section…

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A Brief History Today, I wish a Happy Birthday to any of my friends, students, and subscribers who were born on April 15th. Digging Deeper Some notable historical figures who were born on April 15th include Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), Empress Catherine I of Russia (1684–1727), the American-British author of the ghost story titled The Turn of the Screw Henry James (1843–1916), French sociologist Émile Durkheim (1858–1917), American actress and star of Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery (1933–1995), the English actress best known for portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series Emma Watson (born 1990), and the English…

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A Brief History Romantic heist action comedy-drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Polite Society on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:00PM at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10, 1345 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/POLITEHHEAST19.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action,…

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A Brief History In celebration of Palm Sunday, a special FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING of the film On a Wing and a Prayer is being held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 3:00pm.  For your chance to watch a virtual screening of this film, please log on to https://amazonscreenings.com/WINGHISTORY2. Digging Deeper In this extraordinary true story of faith and survival, On a Wing and a Prayer follows passenger Doug White’s (Dennis Quaid) harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger, after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight. The film is releasing as a Prime…

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A Brief History Biographical sports drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Air on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://amazonscreenings.com/AIRCHISTORYVV4.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper From award-winning director Ben Affleck, Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a…

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