The Drums of Fury Road

The late Layne Redmond, musician and scholar, put together the study When the Drummers were Women to explore the ancient connection with the instrument often seen as the embodiment of masculinity. In the clay and carvings, friezes and frescoes she discovered an ancient bond mostly overlooked or mislabeled by male curators (women with cake?!). In…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire, a classic screwball comedy riffing on Runyonesque patois and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: really, you say? Overlooked? You’d be amazed, but even students in my film classes seem entirely unacquainted with films many would consider classic. I suppose it’s no different from those who’d never read Beowulf or Chaucer, but…