This Sunday is both Father’s Day and Al Hirschfeld’s birthday. To celebrate the occasion, we sat down with Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, president of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, which honors her late husband’s art through exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives. In our brief chat, she discusses birthday traditions, birthday cards, and fatherhood. So, how will you spend the holiday? Come check out The Hirschfeld Century and enjoy a two-for-one admission with a printout of this blog...Read More
“Write right from left to the right as you see it spelled here.” Did you print your answer? If so, you got it wrong—it should have been written in cursive.
“Spell backwards, forwards.” Did you include a comma? Wrong. Did you omit the comma? That’s wrong, too.
These are only two of the 30 questions African Americans had to answer correctly in just 10 minutes to register to vote in the State of Louisiana in 1964. By...Read More
Today, the New York Times wishes a happy upcoming 150th birthday to Edith Wharton, the author of such works as the Age of Innocence and The Buccaneers, which ripped into the culture and practices of the American nouveau-riche. Wharton herself was born into the New York upper crust, but said many of these families “had not come to the colonies to die for a creed but to live for a bank-account.” Still, the Times argues,...Read More
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