At Punk Noir, friend of the Gutter Kate Laity writes about the Tarot in art and William Lindsay Gresham. “While musing on Nightmare Alley (something I do more than most people I suspect) I often wonder how deeply William Lindsay Gresham studied the tarot and whether it was for more […]
On Twitter, @samjawed65 has shared letters and autographed photographs from Indian film stars in the 1950s and 1960s that her aunt solicited and kept in a photo album. Look at them all together here and/or read the Twitter thread, which includes translations of the 1962 letter in Urdu […]
At Atlas Obscura, Natasha Frost writes about the Lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and 1960s and interviews writers Ann Bannon and Katherine V. Forrest.
In normal times, I’d be writing about ten comics I read that I liked this year and haven’t written about yet. But it is, as is so often said, not normal times and I am not entirely sure what the new normal will be both here at the […]
This month’s Guest Star Aditi Sen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University, Canada. When she isn’t working or watching horror films, she likes to collect Bollywood cakes. ~~~ In 1830, Colonel William Sleeman reported that a fakir and his young son were […]
Japan Times profiled Seizo Fukumoto, an actor who specialized in ugly deaths in period samurai movies. “As a young actor, one of Fukumoto’s own role models was not a martial artist at all but Charlie Chaplin….’I thought the way he fell was great. He went down with a […]