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How to throw a Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Party

When I think of the ‘Roaring 20s’ I can’t help thinking about zoot suits, long pearl necklaces, and flappers. It was a time when prohibition was in full force, and parties had to take place in secret. 261 more words

Party Planning

Roar

Teeth of a bandsaw,
roaring through grist for the mill–
Stories make warm ghosts.
John Biscello

Fashion Era: The Twenties

The 1920’s was a decade of change. The twenties was the first decade to abandon traditional fashion such as, full length dresses and tight corsets. We have the 1920’s to thank for shorter hemlines, synthetic fabrics, and bobbed hairstyles. 592 more words

Fashion

Not Your Mother's Christian Novel

I was excited to find The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen in my library. Historical adventure novels set in exotic locations are my favorites and this one takes place in Siam during the Roaring Twenties. 312 more words

Book Reviews

A Familiar Ring

Ring Lardner is one of those 20th century American writers everyone has heard of but few have actually read. This is perhaps because he is often pigeonholed as a sportswriter rather than being remembered as a gifted satirist whose crisp writing style—often peppered with slang—influenced a generation of writers including Ernest Hemingway, who covered sports for his high school newspaper under the pseudonym “Ring Lardner.” 419 more words

The New Yorker Magazine

Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

At its heart The Diviner’s is an average adventure story with a touch of horror thrown in to keep the reader from feeling too comfortable. It’s got some decent ideas and a few good turns of phrase that keep it from becoming unpleasant, but by the end it felt so ordinary and safe I couldn’t even bring myself to feel disappointed. 270 more words

Book Review

Summer Breeze

In the days before air conditioning, summertime city dwellers escaped the heat by fleeing to the countryside or the coast, or, if they lacked the time or the means, by taking their dining and dancing to one of Gotham’s breezy rooftop nightclubs. 362 more words

The New Yorker Magazine