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.
Leah Henrickson writes about rare book heists, the film American Animals and the larcenous ways of the library of Alexandria at the Independent.
The Vinyl Factory has an interactive timeline of women in electronic music from Ada Lovelace to the 2014 Ada Project–with links to recommended listening.
Poet Emily Dickinson shares her advice for spending the holidays alone.
Project Gutenberg has a copy of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” complete with scans of the cover and John Leech’s illustrations from the first edition.