In Arabian folklore, a ghoul (ghūl) is a desert-dwelling demon that can assume the guise of an animal, usually a hyena. It is an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on the flesh of the dead or on young children. They inhabit lonely places, especially graveyards. They also lure travelers into the desert, beguiling their victims with their beautiful singing and then devouring them.
But what is the role of women in this age of wonder? Your menfolk will tell you that an education is a danger to your fragile mind. My women of Paris, seek your own enlightenment!
Boys, please write this down so you don’t forget.
Anne Of Cleves (1515-1557) fourth wife of King Henry VIII.
By Hans Holbein the Younger.
Of all of Henry VIII’s wives, I am most curious as to how Anne of Cleves looked like considering that Henry was supposed to have been repulsed by her appearance.
Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 Details
My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.
Diego Rivera, Portrait de deux femmes, 1914.
Madame du Barry and Zamor in in Madame du Barry (1934)
[source: my scan/collection]