Life magazine

What Comes Around Rarely Goes Away

While perusing a collection of the original Life magazine from the late-19th and early-20th centuries, I came across two very familiar themes. The one below, from 1917—”Where Wealth Accumulates, and Men Decay”—suggests that perennial favorite, the sin of greed. Perhaps today’s Occupy movement could adopt Ellison Hoover’s caustic cover illustration as a lesson in...

When Women Wanted to Vote

Hard to imagine that from the adoption in 1776 of The Declaration of Independence to the passage in 1919 of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (prohibiting electoral discrimination by virtue of sex) American women did not have the right to vote. In 1848 the Seneca Falls Convention called for woman’s suffrage. On January...

Gourmet Returns as iPad app!

I was delighted to read that Gourmet magazine will be resurrected as an iPad app, just in time for me to use the device in the kitchen and perhaps try my hand at a recipe or two when time allows. The news brings back the memory of a Gourmet magazine in the late 1970s. Maria and I lived...