“Satan said, ‘I am better than him. You created me from fire and him from clay.” ~ Quran 7:12 quoted in Roh. “Ephemerality is ours.” ~ demon in Roh. “The next time you think you see a a demon, shoot it.” ~ The Wind. Warning, I tried to […]
This week’s Guest Star Kate Laity writes about the television adaptation of Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell. Laity is an author, Medieval Studies scholar and History Witch. ~~~ At Edge-Lit 4, my publisher, Adele Wearing of Fox Spirit Books, was on a panel about Grimdark. What is ‘grim […]
At Citylab, Elizabeth Yuko writes about how epidemics influenced the design of American bathrooms–and American homes. “This isn’t a linear narrative with clear causation, but rather a convergence of advancements in science, infrastructure, plumbing, sanitation and design trends. The modern bathroom developed alongside outbreaks of tuberculosis, cholera and […]
The New York Public Library has made their digital archive of women’s magazines from the 19th and 20th Century available for your reading and project pleasure!
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes a history of Mary Shelley in pop culture for SyFy. “There’s no denying that Mary Shelley led a fascinating life. She was the child of two prominent political writers, one of whom was a renowned proto-feminist who died shortly after childbirth. […]
My Modern Met has a diagram by Lucy Bellwood describing the meanings of Western nautical tattoos. (See Bellwood’s “100 Demon Dialogues” here).