Original girl power: celebrating funk feminism in YA

Summer 2018 will see the 20th anniversary of the era-defining The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and er, Destiny's Child self-titled release. But one landmark is unlikely to be on your radar: the 45th anniversary of Betty Davis' self-titled LP.   Betty who, you ask? Betty was the first of her kind: a musician completely at … Continue reading Original girl power: celebrating funk feminism in YA

Romancing the stone: The man who built a magic castle to lost love

To say that the man who claimed to have mastered the building techniques of the ancient Egyptians was enigmatic is somewhat an understatement. Edward Leedskalnin’s monumental love letter in stone to his teen fiancĂ© is as mysterious and incredible a feat as any Old Kingdom pyramid. You see, Ed knocked up his megalithic mega-structure(s) single-handed. … Continue reading Romancing the stone: The man who built a magic castle to lost love