The Illustrator of Oz

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Certainly few books in the history of the printed word have so captured the imaginations of multiple generations as Baum’s The Wizard of Oz.

There have been many proper tributes to the author’s imagination and genius, but it is good to see the original illustrator of Oz, Mr. William Denslow beginning to get credit for his timeless and pervasive images of Oz and it’s denizens.

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A Woman Before Her Time

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There are few women better known, or more misunderstood then Mata Hari. Various movements and groups have claimed her as either heroine or villainess over the years. The truth, as is typical, is far more clouded then the fiction.

Scholarship into who she was and why she was however is beginning to heat up, with several new biographical works on her life appearing.

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