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Church Dolls, Pew Babies, Handkerchief Dolls

When I browse antique malls, treasure-junk stores, or find a small auction, I look for hand-made or hand-embroidered handkerchiefs. Though I don’t have a well trained eye for needle craft and can’t always be sure a piece isn’t machine made, I have a deep appreciation for women’s work and for their (our) customs. 182 more words

The Flowers of the Forest -- & Where have all the Flowers gone ...

Dear friends and readers,

Yesterday I was reading some Scottish women’s poetry of the 18th century, and my line of thought and textual allusion brought me back to a beautiful ballad-like poem by Alison Cockburn (1713-94), one of the first of many set to the bagpipe folk tune. 552 more words


Frankenstein & his creature: Cumberbatch and Miller

Jonny Lee Miller as the creature desperately trying to bring an exhausted Bernard Cumberbatch as Frankenstein back to life on the ice

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Film Studies

Nancy Buirksi's Afternoon of a Faun -- the life of Tanaquil Le Clercq & the story of a neighborhood fence

George Balanchine with Tanquil’s Mourka

Let night come
with its austere grandeur,
ancient superstitions and fears.
It can do us no harm.
We’ll put some music on,

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