Commentary

The El Chico Pizza Recipe aka Shakey’s Pizza

By Maryellen Burns The story the Sacramento Bee wrote for Sherwood “Shakey” Johnson’s obituary was that in 1954, he and Ed Plummer – a college friend and fishing buddy – each put in $850 and rented a defunct mom-and-pop grocery store at 57th and J streets to open a neighborhood draft beer place. They later … Continue reading The El Chico Pizza Recipe aka Shakey’s Pizza

The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Friendship and Liberation in the 1960s By Maggie Doherty

Reviewed by Susan M. Osborn, Ph.D. Based on her belief that most women want to find a way to combine professional interests and family life, and her recognition that this often requires having a room of one’s own, Mary Ingraham Bunting undertook what she called “a messy experiment” in 1960. As Radcliffe president, she created … Continue reading The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Friendship and Liberation in the 1960s By Maggie Doherty

Experience Parallel Universes in Melodramatic K-Dramas

By Jennifer Kerr Does this sound familiar? Our heroine is caught in a sudden tornado and dropped into a strange world where escape is unknown until she meets new friends who make her a better person and help her get back home.  If you, like me, spent a childhood obsessively reading the 14 L. Frank … Continue reading Experience Parallel Universes in Melodramatic K-Dramas