Writer’s Almanac Archives
The Writer’s Almanac – Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Manga artist Yumiko Oshima was born on this day, 1947. A member of the Year 24 Flower Group, who revolutionized “shojo manga,” comics for girls. The Writer’s Almanac – Saturday, September 4, 2021 George Eastman received a patent for the first film camera, which he called Kodak, on this date in 1888.
George Eastman received a patent for the first film camera, which he called Kodak, on this date in 1888. The Writer’s Almanac – Wednesday, September 1, 2021 This day, 1773, Phillis Wheatley published “Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral,” the first book ever published by a former American slave. Get official Apple, Google and Spotify badges to link to this podcast, or get a magic link for social media. MPR has ended our contract with the company that owns the rights for production and public distribution of The Writers Almanac and MPR no longer has the rights to post the archives. Louisa May Alcott started writing poems and submitting them to periodicals.
If what it means to live in New York is to ride the subway into a waterfall, maybe it’s best to be less stressed in the Upper Midwest and instead of flooded tunnels and tornado funnels, take sanctuary on the prairie. “Satire is the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” –Molly Irvins, born on this day 1944.
She’s from upstate and so to New York City residents, she is a complete mystery, as a Martian would be or a Mennonite, and this seems like a chance for everyone to get a fresh start and focus on the environment, health care, education, public safety, rather than the inappropriateness of commenting on a woman’s outfit. For years Governor Hochul served as an anonymous lieutenant governor to a man who hogged the stage, sang, danced, conducted the band, a man for whom public attention was oxygen. And then in short order he became a man whom people were thoroughly tired of reading about, or reading about anything that sounded like him, such as glaucoma, homogeneity, or combovers.
If they want to restore the Middle Ages, good luck, but all of their best people are trying to escape. A Kalashnikov is no substitute for brains. We didn’t have cellphones back in the day and now we do, and so, as the Everlys sing and the GPS lady guides my wife through a maze of colonial streets in small towns on the coast of Connecticut, I can text my daughter and tell her I love and miss her, all simultaneously, and wind up at a nearby café overlooking Long Island Sound. The Writer’s Almanac – Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” was published in the United States on this day in 1958 and, in 1920, on this day the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. The Writer’s Almanac – Monday, August 30, 2021 “Satire is the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” –Molly Ivins, born on this day 1944.
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