Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)
March 18, 1967. Evening. It’s been a long but typical day at the White House, including worries about the loss of support for the Vietnam War and lots of meetings with the state governors, including the new Governor of California.
Now: it’s time to have some fun with Guys and Dolls!
LBJ Library photo #C4755-14a, public domain.
Guys and Dolls, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Luke, be a Jedi tonight…
Doesn’t this photo just say, “Ask me again about Stroganoff?” When a New York Times obituary for a female rocket scientist opens with her beef stroganoff recipe, you know the gender gap in science has taken a turn for the aberrant.
Meanwhile, to lift the spirits, some gender-stereotype-busting vintage photos of women in science.
‘I walked in and Dev was playing this beat, and it was like a lightbulb went off … and he was dressed as a wizard, which helped’ - Solange Knowles
Last year I somehow made The Guardian Guide cover, in which I hinted about the Solange record I was working on. This week, Solange is a cover star and talks in detail about the forthcoming record we made, “TRUE” (available November 27th).