The bursting life of The Diary of Frida Kahlo

Being an unabashed Frida-phile, I ordered a used copy of The Diary of Frida Kahlo, a facsimile of her diary from the last decade of her life. When it arrived I tore open the padded mailer and let the beautiful pages wash over me. I know enough Spanish to read her entries, in her looping … Continue reading The bursting life of The Diary of Frida Kahlo

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The incredible case of Kató Lomb, the woman who taught herself 16 languages

For the past year, I've been trying to learn Spanish. I started out knowing zilch - and had to begin with the alphabet. It's hard to learn a language as an adult. When people ask me why I'm trying anyway, I say travel, culture, the ability to speak and read another language. For fun, quite … Continue reading The incredible case of Kató Lomb, the woman who taught herself 16 languages