Hidden Gems in the Free Library of Philadelphia

We go to libraries to find books, but inside the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, there are mini exhibits, making the library a museum of sorts. The hallways are lined with original paintings, statues of Ben Franklin … Continue reading

.EGL Artist of the Week: Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis, Vice President and Editorial Director of Amistad since 2010, has published some very recognizable authors and books. Amistad, a division of Harper Collins, publishes works by and about people of African descent, in hopes to appeal and influence a … Continue reading

.The Nineteenth Century’s Miss. Independent

We look at the idea of an independent woman as an idea associated with modernity, but there are a few Olivia Pope-minded women hidden in older literature. The eighteenth and early nineteenth-century writer, Jane Austen, had visions of more than … Continue reading

.Gobble Gobble! Thanksgiving Across The Globe

Thanksgiving is a unique American holiday that is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November.  In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as “A day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father.” Congress … Continue reading

EGL Culture Stories: The Real Jersey Shore

Recently, Hurricane Sandy plowed through the East Coast and destroyed (almost) everything in its path. One place that was hit really hard was New Jersey. Located on the northern shores of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey has received national attention … Continue reading