The Blue Fugates Of Troublesome Creek

Why so blue? The story of America’s bluest family.

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Fizzstory: Seltzer’s Thirsty Past

Carbonated water as the elixir of life isn’t a new concept. When the bubbles hit bodegas in the 1980s and 1990s, seltzer was seen as a healthy alternative to Coke, Pepsi and Tab. Everyone was wearing leg warmers, jazzercising with Jane Fonda, doing cocaine and drinking seltzer.

It’s called fitness. Look it up.

The Recent Past: Dorothy Counts

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.

Flying Solo: Confinements of the Cage

What kind of woman takes to the skies in extremely questionable technology, preferring the thrill and danger of solo exploration over two feet on solid ground? A woman scared to death of finding herself at the mercy of anyone else’s priorities. A bird that would rather fly away from the flock, in the danger of the open air, than embrace the comfort of the cage.