Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Edith Sitwell

Who Was She? Born in England in 1887, Dame Edith Sitwell was the eldest of the three Sitwell siblings, followed by her brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell. All three of the Sitwells were artistic in their own way and interested in the avant-garde arts and literature scenes of Europe, but Edith herself was an accomplished poet. … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Edith Sitwell

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie

Who Was She? Agatha Christie was born on this day, September 15, in 1890. Her first literary success was in 1920 when she published a novel featuring Poirot, the detective character that would stay with her for decades. Known to mystery lovers as the Queen of Crime, Agatha published 91 books, 80 of which were … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Welcome to my new “Women of Worth” series, an ongoing collection of posts focused on the lives of fabulous and brilliant female artists and authors of times gone by. Each post will go up roughly around the time of each woman’s birthday and will give you a little info on who she was, when and … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Ode to the 1930s

For the average individual in the 1930s, times were dark and hard. But on the silver screen and between the pages of the latest dime store novels, times were dark and glamorous. Noir burst onto the scene with instant classics like The Thin Man and The Public Enemy, dark, confused plots complemented by one-liners and … More Ode to the 1930s

An Ode to the 1920s

The twentieth century bore incredible changes in literature, art, fashion, politics and technology and it did it all with distinctive style. The 1920s brought with it some of the first major departures from the past on a vast, overarching scale. The Cubists and the Fauves had tried to break away from tradition in the early … More An Ode to the 1920s

In Her {Book} Bag

It’s my first day back to class for another year of college so I thought I’d share what’s heading into my book bag (most of which probably won’t emerge until next May…) My slightly beat-up but very well-loved messenger bag emblazoned with “Come Along, Pond” and the TARDIS. It came from a wonderful Etsy shop … More In Her {Book} Bag