|Mertz, with a modern-day reincarnation of Bast|
Mertz received a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. We love her mysteries set in ancient Egypt, written under the pseudonym Elizabeth Peters (which she took from her children’s first names). Her favorite heroine was Amelia Peabody, a Victorian-era amateur Egyptologist and feminist who appeared in 19 books. In the 1950s, Mertz herself was unable to find work in academia because of sexism. “I recall overhearing one of my professors say to another: ‘At least we don’t have to worry about finding a job for her. She’ll get married,’” she wrote on her website. Their loss was our gain!
live webcam with audio at the artist's grave. He wanted nothing on his tombstone, but it reads Andy Warhol with his dates (behind it is another tombstone reading Warhola, his original name). Wonder if someone will try to do a rubbing of it? I think he would enjoy the passing spectacle (or is)! Warhol is remembered with some of his peers in the the lovely book Pop Art.