Monthly Archives: July 2014

Esther Abrahams: From Convict to ‘First Lady’

Last February in Australia, an 1823 portrait in Sydney’s Jewish Museum riveted my attention.  Just a few tantalizing facts identified its dark-eyed society matron.  I had to know more . . . . Her Newgate Prison jailors never imagined how … Continue reading

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Graphic Content! The Culture of Comic Books (Compass Point Books, 2010)

Donald Duck in Sweden? Teenage superheroes with everyday problems?  People imprisoned or executed for creating comic books?  The life of Buddha honored in a graphic novel?  Get ready to be astonished by the pop culture blaze kept alive today by … Continue reading

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