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Cathy Polovina

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If you remember a couple of years ago, Old Weird America presented an outrageous compilation of vintage ads that look mighty sexist through today’s eyes.

December 2, 2021

In 1902, a unique and exultant voice emerged from the unlikely breeding place of Butte, Montana—and in the unlikely form of a girl of nineteen.

November 4, 2021

It was a friend of Old Weird America who suggested we look into the life and art of Henry Darger, a reclusive hospital janitor who lived alone his entire life, and who created a child-like but explicit world of wonder and

October 8, 2021

August 28, 2021

Thursday, August 12 at 6 pm--Northside Library and virtual!

August 4, 2021

In 1841, the smoky confines of the Liberty Street Cigar Shop drew a regular crowd of gregarious New York City literary men to admire the “dainty figure and pretty face” of the girl behind the counter, 20-y

June 2, 2021

We have all heard how the U.S.

May 6, 2021

After WWII, the U.S. emerged as a world power, enjoying the greatest economic boom in the history of the world.

April 1, 2021