Lost: Don’t Meet Me in St Louis

Lost: Don’t Meet Me in St Louis

Don’t Meet Me in St Louis Samuel Autman USA In July 1961 Grace Bumbry strode onstage at the Bayreuth Festival. She was 24, and had earned positive reviews at a few major opera houses up to that point. But her voice was special, and in singing to acclaim, first...
Seen: On the Precipice of Flight

Seen: On the Precipice of Flight

On the Precipice of Flight Kristin Winet USA When I was a girl, I didn’t think much of road trips. For one thing, we just didn’t take them. The only real one we ever took as a family was when we moved to Georgia from Pennsylvania when I was five years old. I remember...
Treasures: Influencer – Thor Heyerdahl and Kontiki

Treasures: Influencer – Thor Heyerdahl and Kontiki

Influencer: Thor Heyerdahl and Kontiki Richard Oduku Kenya Illustrated by Marta Munoz England Our classrooms had earthen floors and windows the size of full moons – a truant’s blessing, but I wasn’t one. We sprinkled water every morning after sweeping, to pacify dust,...
Firsts: Influencer: James Baldwin

Firsts: Influencer: James Baldwin

James Baldwin: Flaneur de couleur Ernest White II  USA Illustrated by Gaurav Ogale India I went to Santo Domingo, a sweltering, smoggy metropolis on the edge of a half-island in the Caribbean, as part of my undergraduate university’s study abroad programme. That...