This article has awesome awesome pics of old time ladies playing (and posing) sports!
I am also interested in public history like this- how we remember things, why we remember things! What history becomes very much part of the public imagination like the Titanic does. Why people remember the Titanic so well and not know about the Empress of Ireland in the least. That sort of thing. How what we know changes over time. The Titanic from A Night to Remember and the 1997 film becomes what people know, and that becomes legitimate history just because it’s widespread, like the idea of Richard III being a villain staying in our minds because of Shakespeare. Pop culture is just as much a part of the narrative as anything else.
jeez what a ramble!
This article, “The Trials of Nunavut,” has been in my mind since I read it last year. Look for the story of Leo Nangmalik especially. An important read.
Story by the Globe and Mail’s Patrick White, photo here by Peter Power.
“For 47 years, I portrayed the best of all possible worlds – grandfathers, puppy dogs – things like that. That kind of stuff is dead now, and I think it’s about time.”
A pretty interesting article about Norman Rockwell and race.
Inspiring! I’ve seen so, so many of those old cartoons where the joke is a woman as a stupid secretary, shrill wife, terrible driver, etc. I cannot imagine being a lady cartoonist going against those entrenched norms in a profession dominated by men, thank you Comics Journal for the profile on this thoughtful lady and her work!