Dave Brubeck was one of the most popular jazz musicians of the fifties, but it was his refusal to play in segregated venues that he should be remembered for.
Today we salute those who travelled to war, not to fight it, but to entertain those who did. For some, it was no less dangerous.
For many, Easter starts and ends with Jesus, but throughout history, there are strangely similar holidays that predate it.
The modern-day take on the Gladiator places him as a slave fighting alongside brothers to escape. The reality is entirely different. They were well funded, popular and rather egocentric.
Sometimes, the mud sticks. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas will be forever known as a man who expired with a bottle in hand, but his final act belies his genius.