150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations

The Biodiversity Heritage Library has made 150,000 illustrations available for free download. “Billed as the world’s largest open access digital archive dedicated to life on Earth, the Biodiversity Heritage Library is comprised of animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and various scientific research collected from hundreds of thousands […]

“Bitches on Comics”

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century talks about Rachel Summers–and perhaps Vampirella–on the latest episode of the Bitches on Comics podcast. “This week’s episode answers a question about how to get comic books and one about the first queer characters in comics, Sara tells us the story of […]

“Insect Jewelry of the Victorian Era”

At JSTOR Daily, Amelia Soth writes about fashionable Victorians and their insect jewelry. “The wing-cases of gold-enameled weevils hung from necklaces; muslin gowns were embroidered with the iridescent green elytra of jewel beetles. Tiny golden scarabs were glued to the petals of artificial flowers. Delicate moths were perched […]

Bong Joon-ho built those places in Parasite

Well, Bong Joon-ho didn’t build them himself, but both the Kim families’ apartment and neighborhood and the Park family’s house in Parasite are elaborate sets. Bong talks about it a bit here and Architectural Digest does in depth with director Bong and production designer Lee Ha-jun about creating […]