Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin

3 Books |Flâneuse | Mina Loy | Anjelica Huston |

It's wintertime, what better season to stay in and cuddle a book? If you are a nerd like me, I'd say, every season. But, honestly, I do more reading in the winter. Here is a list of books I recommend, they are of and by women who embraced freedom with their radical sense of aesthetics.…

In her childhood, Rubin’s father helped her make her first telescope and supported her habit of watching meteor showers. Using a cardboard tube, she made her own kaleidoscope. Out of her bedroom window, Vera would be fascinated by what she saw in the sky.

Vera Rubin: the astronomer who discovered dark matter

In the 60s, women were not meant to be scientists but homemakers. Vera Rubin got married at age 19 to a physicist, Robert Rubin. They moved  from upstate New York to Philadelphia. Rubin had given up a place in Harvard to start a family as a wife and mother to eventually four children. In her…

Clare Hollingworth: the relentless foreign correspond

In her 105 years of life, Clare Hollingworth had remained fiercely curious for as long as she could and resented the idea of ever retiring. At the age of 80, she had climbed a lamppost just to get a better look at the crackdown of Tiananmen Square. When well into her 80s, she still preferred to…