Category Archives: Publishers Corner

“Collecting Music in the Virtual Age.” Now that music is online and digital-based, what is left to collect?

The ways we listen to music are always changing, but the people who feel the need to amass as much of it as possible never go away. Yet, with so many of these forms now online and digital-based, what’s physically left to collect? Nothing has changed more in the last century than recorded sound and […]

The Funny Side of Business: From vaudeville and slapstick comedy to standup, political satire, cartoons, sketch comedy, sitcoms, and inside jokes, comedy as an art form and business has been around since funny found a receptive, paying audience.

Every decade and generation are defined, in part, by the humor embraced by the zeitgeist of the times and the medium of the art form, especially in the early decades of the 20th century. This is a unique era in American comedy for its convergence of talent and technology fueled by a country craving entertainment […]

The Parlor: An Island of Formality. You entered it only rarely, and you weren’t meant to be comfortable there. But every house had to have one, no matter how high the cost.

No room in the American home in the nineteenth century was more tenderly cared for, fussed over, or jealously protected than the parlor, especially during the Victorian era. It was a central part of social family life in middle and upper-class households; a room where guests were formally received, afternoon tea was held with friends, […]

The 100 Year Perspective

On January 1, 1921, California beat Ohio State 28-0 in the Rose Bowl. In that same week, the country’s first religious service radio broadcast aired on KDKA-Pittsburgh, Turkey made peace with Armenia, and Eugene O’Neill’s “Diff’rent” premiered in New York City. The second year in what would turn out to be an explosive decade of […]

“Militaria Findings”: Conflict and combat are as old as the story of man. The result is centuries of military artifacts dating back to antiquity that tell the history and bear the scars of the hard-fought battles of their time.

Conflict and combat are as old as the story of man. To engage, man needed weapons to attack, and armor in various forms to protect himself. The result is centuries of military artifacts dating back to antiquity that tell the history and bear the scars of the hard-fought battles of their time. Militaria is defined […]

Facebook Live: If you are a Facebook follower then you know it’s getting a lot noisier on your feed these days. The change has changed me as a user and social media follower.

If you are a Facebook follower then you know it’s getting a lot noisier on your feed these days. Pre-recorded videos with audio and live broadcasting have replaced traditional image posts as the newest way to break through noise and get attention. The use of audio, video, and live streaming on Facebook has grown exponentially […]