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Podcast: “Ladies First” Exhibit Explores Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

Published: June 15, 2020

The guests in this episode of the podcast are Caitlin McGurk, associate curator of outreach & engagement and assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library; and Columbus based writer, editor, and scholar Rachel Miller. McGurk and Miller are joint curators of a Billy Ireland… Read More

The Rivers Ran Backward, by Christopher Phillips

Published: June 12, 2020

By David Merkowitz In the pre-Civil War United States, one found a nation divided into three sections—the North centered in New England with the Mid-Atlantic a conflicted participant; the South beginning in Virginia and running down the coast and west toward Texas; and the West starting in the lands of… Read More

Union Chapel, South Newbury

Published: June 11, 2020

By Shirely Wadja On March 8 and 9, 1879, Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) visited South Newbury, Ohio. For two hours each evening the dedicated social reformer spoke, devoting one lecture to “woman suffrage” and another to temperance in drink and tobacco. Each evening an audience large enough to burst… Read More

New Words, Old Words, and Meanings, by Missy G. Flinn

Published: June 10, 2020

A new word popped up in the New York Times a few weeks ago: ‘doomscrolling.’ I don’t have to explain what it means; the meaning is inherent and tied to this particular context. I am lured by the prospect of doomscrolling every day. I catch up with the numbers: how… Read More

Conversations at Home-Aeschylus: “Even in our sleep…”

Published: June 9, 2020

Photo (C) 2017 by Missy G. Flinn Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. – Aeschylus, Agamemnon (paraphrased)… Read More

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