At Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, author Nisi Shawl offers “A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction.” In 1909 Harvard’s president, Charles W. Eliot, issued a 51-volume anthology he claimed could provide its owners with a complete liberal arts education. In the same vein, I’ve pulled […]
At Autostraddle, Beth Maiden writes about the life of Patricia Colman Smith, illustrator of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck and an innovator in Tarot card design. “Colman Smith studied to be an artist at the experimental, avant-garde Pratt Institute in Brooklyn but didn’t graduate — nonetheless she became an […]
So Winston Churchill, Emma Goldman, and Alexander Graham Bell walk into a bar… Murdoch Mysteries isn’t quite as over the top as that, but it’s still basically what you get. Substitute Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, and Pandora and you’d have Sleepy Hollow, which actually is that over the […]
Hyperallergic has a gallery of astronomical and cosmological illustrations from photographer Michael Benson’s books, Cosmographics: Picturing Space Through Time. (Thanks, Stephanie!)
Tony Zhou has a new video up at Every Frame A Painting. This time, he looks at Buster Keaton and, “The Art Of The Gag.”
The Media Digital History Library has so many media magazines–film, drama and radio reviews from 1894! So many magazines! Old movie weirdos and old time radio enthusiasts, rejoice!