NPR has taken a look at romance again – this time in a profile of Elsie Washington, one of the very first authors of Black romance. You can click the “listen now” link at the top to hear the whole report.
Thanks to Sara Nelson & Jessica Arant for the link.
Hooray! The Harlequin Art Show has received coverage on CNN, which is awesome, and there’s more from curator Elizabeth Semmelhack:
“I pawed through literally thousands of paintings,” curator Elizabeth Semmelhack said, adding that she saw apparent shifts in women’s historical desires began to emerge.
“Rather than being retardataire [outdated], many of these images are extremely cutting edge,” she said. “There are images of women doctors before women were really embraced by the workplace. There are women who are adventuring around the world before independence is really part of women’s culture.”
Thanks to SomonaLass for the headsup via Twitter.
And finally, thanks to Ann B for this link to New Scientist magazine: Hunky, muscular men may get more sex, but there’s a price to pay. Specifically, they have a less effective immune system, and they are hungry more often. As Ann said, “what about all those uber- alpha-males in historicals and s/f? They’d eat the entire community out of house and home. And if there were a family of them?” I hear that – wonder what the grocery bill for the large male populated families, like the Cynsters, would have been?