Page 26. " what classes I'd taken in Chicago "

The City of Chicago is located in the state of Illinois, deep in the heart of the Midwestern United States.

                             

Page 27. " Slavic art struck me as the kind of elective no one signed up for "

The Slavs are an ethnic group found mostly in central and eastern Europe and Russia.

Zmei Gorinich by Russian artist, Viktor Vasnetsov
Public DomainZmei Gorinich by Russian artist, Viktor Vasnetsov - Credit: Viktor Vasnetsov
Sirin and Alkonost - Birds of Joy and Sorrow by Russian artist, Viktor Vasnetsov
Public DomainSirin and Alkonost - Birds of Joy and Sorrow by Russian artist, Viktor Vasnetsov - Credit: Viktor Vasnetsov
 
Page 27. " Alberta wore her hair in a short, pixie cut "
Pixie Cut - Front
Creative Commons AttributionPixie Cut - Front - Credit: theritters
Pixie Cut - Back
Creative Commons AttributionPixie Cut - Back - Credit: theritters

 

Women sporting a pixie cut have hair that is pretty short on the sides and back of the head, but somewhat longer on top.

This style works best on fine straight hair and is outstanding at emphasizing high cheekbones and big eyes.