Amsterdam’s Ritman Library has put over 1,600 occult and alchemical books online as part of their “Hermetically Open” project. (via Open Culture).
There was a time when no woman traveled without a diaphanous, preferably white, nightgown and robe in her luggage. In darkling hours, she might rise from her bed entranced to fling open French doors to dangerous passion and doom. She might flee a mansion after discovering her beloved’s […]
Red Dead Redemption actor Benjamin Byron Davis’s mother played Red Dead Redemption 2 and wrote an essay about it. “At 75, my mother decided to play through “Red Dead Redemption 2″ and I am so pleased to share her essay about the experience with all of you. Please […]
Neely Tucker writes about Negro Romance, a 1950s American romance comic focused on Black characters, for the Library of Congress blog. “It was startling and rare for its positive depiction of African Americans in the era, particularly in its portrayals of young black women as romantic heroines. But […]
Open Culture has a bit on the 4,000 illustrations in Jules Verne’s works, including a link to all of them. “Verne and his editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel commissioned these illustrations from no fewer than eight artists, a group including Edouard Riou, Alphonse de Neuville, Emile-Antoine Bayard, and Léon Benett […]
At Smart Bitches, Sara reports on the Romance Writers Association as officers resign, members leave and chapters vote to dissolve. “February 2020 is looking to be as long as January 2020 in RWA-time, so let’s catch up. I’m tired already. As of this morning, 11 February 2020, resignations […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at some of Laura Dern’s most iconic roles in the Lynchverse. “By the time her Blue Velvet ‘audition’ rolled around in 1986, Dern was only 16 but had been acting since childhood, accompanying her mom (acclaimed actor Diane Ladd) on films […]