A Girl And Her Camera

A Girl And Her Camera

One of the preeminent documentary photographers of the 20th century, Dorothea Lange was born Dorothea Nutzhorn on May 26, 1895, in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Two events in her childhood would have a major impact on the trajectory of Dorothea’s life. Her father left their...
Black Sparrow and Buffalo Soldiers

Black Sparrow and Buffalo Soldiers

Since colonial times, African-Americans have fought in America’s wars.  Every war, in fact. The first person to die in the Revolutionary war, Crispus Attucks, was black.  Black soldiers have put their lives on the line for a country that for centuries has enslaved,...

Panto to Python – a history of British Comedy

“The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”  Thus begins Douglas Adams’ Restaurant at the End of the Universe, sequel to his culture touchstone The Hitchhiker’s Guide...

This Is Only A Test

Tests are all around us, ubiquitous to every day.   You probably took a test the minute you were born.  Today we look at a number of test, from movie theaters to hospitals, that are named for the people who created them. It’s known as the Bechdel test, and it goes...