Category Archives: History

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Channeling Nixon

Roger Stone’s tattoo notwithstanding, I’m not sure Tricky Dick would be the image I’d want to replicate right now. As Stone exits the Florida courtroom after his arrest,  the former campaign aide boldly strikes the infamous Nixon victory pose. Ironically

Channeling Nixon

Roger Stone’s tattoo notwithstanding, I’m not sure Tricky Dick would be the image I’d want to replicate right now. As Stone exits the Florida courtroom after his arrest,  the former campaign aide boldly strikes the infamous Nixon victory pose. Ironically

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

A Caravan Heads To Washington

As has been noted by the press, a caravan of determined Democrats were sighted heading straight for the Capital due to arrive on January 3. Donald Trump has a right to be terrified. Forget about smallpox, leprosy, and satanic crime.

A Caravan Heads To Washington

As has been noted by the press, a caravan of determined Democrats were sighted heading straight for the Capital due to arrive on January 3. Donald Trump has a right to be terrified. Forget about smallpox, leprosy, and satanic crime.