Weekly wrap-up: June 3

Turns out the Monty Python’s knights were right about at least one thing: killer rabbits. Super-psyched for these gorgeous stamps of the planets (and Pluto and New Horizons). I wonder if a first class Forever stamp means the USPS will deliver there? Not entirely sure what I think about these mesmerizing gifs that mix vintage photos…

Weekly Wrap-Up: May 27

I have a very talented friend who has written, drawn, created and animated a wonderful short film called “Thundercluck.” It’s the story of a chicken who becomes an unlikely hero. It is funny and heartwarming and lovely. After a successful run on the film festival circuit, he has released it online. Please watch, and enjoy.…

Weekly wrap-up: April 29

This April marks the 175th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders of the Rue Morgue. It was the first of the three stories to feature C. Auguste Dupin, the first literary detective. Later writers, including Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, would cite Poe and Dupin as their inspiration. Fitting, as it is…

Weekly Wrap-up: Jan 29

Cool articles and links from the week Quirky History: The Hatpin As A Lady’s Weapon Of Choice, Posted by E.H. Kern, Quirk Books In advance of the release of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, learn about real women who used mundane items to fend off attackers.   The Invention of Serendipity, by Horace Walpole, The Paris Review…

31 Days of Halloween – October 1

I wasn’t able to do this last year, so I’m really looking forward to an excuse sharing history and other tidbits about Halloween and generally creepy stuff (Did I mention Halloween is my favorite?). To kick it off, I’ve found a post from one of my favorite sites, Futility Closet. They also host a fabulous podcast.…

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