This month at The Cultural Gutter is Switcheroo Month. Traditionally the editors write something outside of their usual domains. This time, though, we are faced with a domainless Gutter. And so this Switcheroo Month, we write about reputable art. ~~~ “I shall ere long paint to you as […]
The Library of America’s story of the week is Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Masque of Red Death.” There is also discussion of the story’s history. “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. . . .”
The Gutter’s own Keith shares from bonus content from his book Cocktails & Capers. It’s all about the Pastry War, Lucha Libre and Cinco de Mayo. “Alas, to keep the book to a reasonable length and not completely lose readers, I ended up cutting the pages about this […]
There are many challenges to the suspension of one’s disbelief in the disreputable arts: wonky digital art; rubber suits; foolish decisions; uncertain physics; unlikely biology. But it has seemed improbable that Timothy Dalton’s hotness should ever be an obstacle to the suspension of disbelief. Still, it has happened. […]
The Public Domain Review shares some of their favorite books covers from 1820 to 1914.
The BBC has a look at creepy and fascinating Victorian Christmas cards. Smithsonian Magazine writes about the history about the history of Christmas cards. And the Lilly Library has an online exhibit of Victorian Christmas cards.