ByMollie Wilson O'Reilly

Mollie Wilson O'Reilly is an associate editor at Commonweal magazine. She has two children, a turtle, and a weakness for vintage sheet music.

  1. You never know what you'll find poking through the loose sheet music in an antiques store. Take this, for example: a souvenir from the days when Ivy League schools were good at football, orchestra leaders were a cultural force, and other things were not so different at all. Ladies! Gather ’round the parlor piano and tune your ukuleles to B-flat, because I’m about to teach you the new song all the college boys will…