Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.
May 20: Blue jeans celebrate their unofficial 140th birthday today, the dry goods merchant Levi Strauss and the tailor Jacob Davis receiving a patent on May 20, 1873 for "a new article of manufacture, a pair of pantaloons having the [...]
May 17: On this day in 1873 the innovative British novelist Dorothy Richardson was born. While Richardson may not be "the genius they forgot" (the subtitle of one biography), she was once compared to Proust and Joyce; her writing was [...]
Are you a reader who commits the “sin” of reading the back of the book before you start reading? I’m angelic in the sense that I always start at the beginning of a book without peeking ahead. I even read series in [...]