Respectability continues to be a confounding issue. But progress seems to accelerate when movements are broad-based, with space and freedom for people to fight in their own ways. Both Untamed and The Deviant’s War explore this topic.
Mary Gabriel flips the popular narrative, allowing us to reassess the people, the art, and the moment — the rise of Abstract Expressionism — through the lens of the women who lived it and forced the art world to make space.
Undercover in Occupied France, Virginia Hall would organize the ambush of Nazi supply trains, call down Allied bombs, and orchestrate complex supply drops to fuel the Resistance.
Thousands of people needed alternative rides during the bus boycott. It was Ms. Johnnie Carr who organized to keep a massive carpool running for over a year.
Fossils show that Dunkle liked to binge and would sometimes eat so much that she would get sick and regurgitate her food.
Big Magic is about cultivating inspiration, and having the courage to live a creative life. For Elizabeth Gilbert, there is magic in this.