At Smithsonian Magazine, Jacquelyne Germaine writes about Yasuke, Japan’s first Black samurai. “Though the Netflix series introduces several mystical elements—including giant flying robots, magical armies and weaponized laser beams—the broad strokes of its depiction of the Honnoji Incident are historically accurate. Yasuke was an African warrior in the […]
April is Switcheroo Month at the Gutter. The time when Gutter Editors write something outside their domains. This year we’re writing about reputable art. ~~~ It’s hard to say what’s reputable and disreputable anymore. Things are not what they were when the Cultural Gutter was founded in 2003, […]
It’s spookoween time, everybody, and the Gutter’s own Carol is writing about all the movies, series, and other shenanigans she’s up to as part of 31 Days of Horror!
Atlas Obscura looks into the world of letter locks, twists, folds and tears that kept letters secure before envelopes. It’s pretty cool. You should click through and see for yourself. (Thanks, Polly!)
Hyperallergic has a gallery of astronomical and cosmological illustrations from photographer Michael Benson’s books, Cosmographics: Picturing Space Through Time. (Thanks, Stephanie!)
Freddy Fabris photographs auto mechanics recreating Renaissance paintings. (Thanks, Stephanie!)