A Manifesto by Aneliya Mira Wise

I pledge allegiance to myself chiefly. Then to my parents. In the old country, my mother was linguist. When it came time for her to choose an English name, she chose one with the same meaning in Bulgarian. So “Branmira Andreyeva Grigorova,” became “Winifred Andrews Gregory.”  “Winifred is terrible name,” I tell her. But she … Continue reading A Manifesto by Aneliya Mira Wise

The Autobiography of Rosemary June Gladwell

When I was four, Peggy LeBoutillier and Virginia Cowles wrote an article in Collier’s about the downside of the debutante community. It said, “The society girl is less of an individual than any other class member. She is, in miniature, a perfect reflection of American mass production. She looks alike, she talks alike, she thinks … Continue reading The Autobiography of Rosemary June Gladwell

Bewitched Bothered Bewildered: Behind the Scenes

There's the old adage about real estate: Location, location, location. In talking with Chris and Emily about their ideal location for the shoot, they wanted to do a theatre. Most theatres in our area are difficult to get into. Thankfully the University of Michigan has the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre inside one of its public buildings. But … Continue reading Bewitched Bothered Bewildered: Behind the Scenes