Valeria Napoleone and the all-female art collection

Valeria Napoleone is one of Britain’s leading buyers of contemporary art. Working in an art world dominated by male owners and collectors, Napoleone has a distinct aesthetic agenda – she only buys work made by women. Spanning a variety of artistic mediums, she has...

A controversial Tango

Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 Franco-Italian erotic film about a recently widowed American.  The American, played by Marlon Brando, starts a relationship with a young Parisian woman, Maria Schneider. The idea for the...

Literary Girls: Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman)

For most, the standout character from To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus. Good old Atticus, the stoic lawyer who stares prejudice in the face and never backs down. He’s a reserved moral compass who seems dedicated on self-sacrifice and the greater good. He’s great....

Mythological Girls: Rhiannon

Rhiannon is one of the major figures in the earliest prose and mythology of Britain, the Mabinogi. The Mabinogi were stories compiled in the 12th-13th century from earlier oral traditions by medieval Welsh authors. Rhiannon herself was the Celtic goddess of the moon...

Jackie Mitchell Makes her Mark in Baseball History

On April 2nd, 1931, Jackie Mitchell made her mark mark in baseball history when she struck out two of baseball’s greatest players in succession: the New York Yankees’ Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the deadliest hitting duo in baseball history. To her further...

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