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

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