A Wider Lens.

Over the course of this semester I have learned not to take anything at face value. There always seems to be another way to look at something, which in turn tells us something new. This was hard to understand at first because in education and school we are taught time...

Moore Does More

Both Moore and Dorf take on the subject of sexuality in a pretty serious manner. Both make their statements about their composer of choice’s sexuality and prove their point with evidence. Personally, I think Moore makes a more convincing argument in his article “Camp...

Quenching a Thirst: “Negrophilia” in 1920s Paris

The “Negrophila” that hit Paris during the 1920s is the same phenomenon that hit several western countries in the beginning of the 20th century. As slaves became freed new cultures and styles began to emerge, especially in the music world. These new styles of jazz and...

Roadblocks and Detours: Researching Carina Ari

Carina Ari broke several glass ceilings as a dancer and choreographer in the early 20th century and is widely celebrated in Sweden for her accomplishments. That being said, outside Sweden and the Swedish language it is difficult to find in depth information and...

The Unconventional History Book

If you find history texts daunting, exhausting, and boring look no further. Hans U. Gumbrecht aims to change the game of learning history in his book, In 1926’n’Living on the Edge of Time. Instead of following the same format that many historians pursue, Gumbrecht...