Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

September 19, 2022

Listen to 14-Year-Old Elizabeth Deliver Her First Speech to the British People During World War II

After being thrust onto the throne at the young age of 26, Queen Elizabeth II faithfully served her country for 70 years. During this time, she established herself as a stable head of the royal family. Even before she was crowned as monarch, however, Elizabeth displayed an inordinate amount of courage. In October 1940, when the U.K.

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September 18, 2022

Ethereal Figures Emerge From Fragmented Metallic Backgrounds

Ethereal female figures emerge from metallic backgrounds in the striking paintings of Aiden Kringen. The California-based artist frames grayscale renderings of women with “shattered” pieces of gold, silver, and copper to create kaleidoscopic compositions that evoke a sense of mystery. The fragmented technique used in the background is juxtaposed with the realistic approach used to make the human figures. This unexpected combination imbues the paintings with energetic tension.

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September 13, 2022

Harrison Ford Reunites With ‘Indiana Jones’ Co-Star Ke Huy Quan After 38 Years

This year's D23 Expo featured exciting news about several Disney projects that are in the works. In addition to first looks at some of the upcoming films, the weekend also included heartwarming reunions between stars. One of the most talked about was a special moment between actor Harrison Ford and his co-star from the 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom movie, Ke Huy Quan.

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