http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj5ve_OcT3g

Oh, can he sing! But don’t take my word for it.

(Mariusz Kwiecien and Anna Netrebko in Lucia at the Met)

Elderly people ‘read iPads three times faster than books’

So if you were wondering what to get Grandma…

…old people read even faster using the iPad as it made reading easier than the “real” book. The iPad’s screen was found to help them process the information on the page…

Elderly people ‘read iPads three times faster than books’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMT3r2yDfqU

Oh, Jimmy Smits. How I like to look at you when you look at her when she looks at you.

Antonio Gómez R., Soldaderas [Soldier Girls], 1940. Pysa-Lito-Leosa. Exclusive calendar, rifle advertising (probably Carabina 30-30).

Soldaderas were women who fought in the Mexican Revolution, like the title character of my novel, Ana Martin.