Elvis Never Left the Building!
He's right there on the corner of ancient Roman sarcophagus above. Don't see him? Let's zoom in: That's him on the left. It's supposed to be Medusa who is there to ward off evil, but that never looked like Medusa to me. On my gallery tours for the Michael C. Carlos Museum, I often describe her as "Screaming Elvis." Amazingly, Elvis shows up a lot in ancient art. On … [Read more...] about Elvis Never Left the Building!
It’s Women’s History Month So Let’s Talk Kick-Butt Ancient Warrior Queens!
Powerful women are always fascinating, but there is something especially intriguing about women in the ancient world who led their kingdoms and also led armies into battle. Both were extraordinarily difficult in eras where women generally had very little economic and social power, let alone political and military strength. With Elizabeth Warren--arguably the most qualified … [Read more...] about It’s Women’s History Month So Let’s Talk Kick-Butt Ancient Warrior Queens!
Happy Book Birthday, Queens!
Today is the official release day for Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History. I am still amazed by the beautiful cover and illustrations by outstanding artist, Bill Mayer. Seriously, check out his site because his work is consistently stunning. The joy of working on a book like Warrior Queens was not just diving deep into the stories of … [Read more...] about Happy Book Birthday, Queens!
The Women of the Odyssey Have Something To Say About Modern Sexual-Harassment
How they Help Us Explore the Disconnect Between A Man's Self-perceived Goodness and the Actual Consequences of His Actions. When internet porn was new, I had a boss who pressed a button so that photos of naked women and/or porn would flash on his large computer screen--which he swiveled my way--every time I walked in to his office. He once asked me to sew a button on his coat … [Read more...] about The Women of the Odyssey Have Something To Say About Modern Sexual-Harassment