If you recall your Greek mythology, you’ll remember Cassandra, princess of Troy, priestess of Apollo, seer of prophecies, and patron saint of women everywhere screaming themselves blue but never being heard. Cassandra’s prophecies unfailingly proved to be true, but still she was seen as insane by her family and the Trojan people and, in some […]
Looking for a respite from the modern world? Take a whirl in “Virtual Harlem,” a virtual reality world designed by Bryan Carter, where you can live as avatars like Du Bois, frequenting the Apollo, the Savoy, and maybe even catching Ethel Waters’s debut of “Stormy Weather” at the Cotton Club.
One of Karen Russell’s favorite myths is the tale of Apollo and Daphne. Read about how it inspired her short story “The Bad Graft” and how she feels about the Joshua tree, here. Without boring everybody further, I was thrilled to learn about the ancient evolutionary love story between the Joshua tree and the yucca moth, […]