Millenials have steered the country to a place where diplomats tweet, gay marriage is turning mainstream, and running a blog can be more financially secure than a company gig. If we’ve done all that before 35, get ready.
October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds.
Visit any playground from New York City to New Orleans, from Portugal to Senegal, and you’re apt to see girls playing hand-games. Or, as the girls who play them call them…Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack; or Pat-a-Cake; or Miss Susie Had a Steamboat, to name just a few.
What’s in a game? Let’s Get the Rhythm, a documentary film that will be playing at this year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival, explores the hidden-in-plain-sight history of this classic childhood pastime.