In 1896, Washington had private libraries, and subscription libraries, but no public library. The path to get one required a cool quarter mil, a debate over century-old blueprints, and bureaucratic delays (of course). And now, it’s going to become an Apple store.
Tomorrow, July 15th, marks the 110th anniversary of the execution of Qiu Jin, which obviously, you’ve had marked in your … More
Imagine the meanest, worst-behaved 15-year-old boys you’ve ever encountered. Now add a thick coat of racism, total non-intervention by teachers and school staff, and the fact that a black girl entering an all-white school was entirely unprecedented, and you might get some idea of what Dorothy Counts experienced as she walked into the school.
There’s a lot of cultural and religious debate that swirls around Halloween. For some, it’s a holy day, a precursor … More
Q: Where does a mansplainer get his water? A: A well, actually. If you’re not familiar with mansplaining, it’s pretty … More