“Being a medieval historian means quite a few things. Among other things, it means you get irrationally irked by the popular usage of medieval as a pejorative, make literally no money at all ever (Haha – I’m not joking, tho. HELP.), and spend a lot of time being […]
Open Culture has a bit on the 4,000 illustrations in Jules Verne’s works, including a link to all of them. “Verne and his editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel commissioned these illustrations from no fewer than eight artists, a group including Edouard Riou, Alphonse de Neuville, Emile-Antoine Bayard, and Léon Benett […]
Bong Joon-ho suggests 10 directors to watch in the next 20 years of film! “In this extract from the issue, Sight and Sound’s staff writers further unpack some of the filmmakers Director Bong has his eye on, like Jordan Peele, Ari Aster and Robert Eggers (yes, Joon Ho, […]
Halloween looms, my dreadful darlings, have you considered your seasonal reading? Perhaps in your secret heart, not the one in your chest, but the one you have sealed in a cast glass jar and hidden high on a shelf in a cobwebbed attic or buried beneath the gelid […]
Bust looks at four women horror owes a lot to: Daphne du Maurier, Ida Lupino, Paula Maxa and Alice Guy-Blaché.
In parts one of my “Heavy Light” article, I delved into the history of French sci-fi comics magazine Metal Hurlant, which when it was licensed for publication in America, became Heavy Metal. Watching Luc “The Destroyer of French Cinema” Besson’s whimsical fantasy-adventure The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec […]
Antoine H. shares the story of his grandmother’s love of Dungeons and Dragons. “She started very late, at 75, only a little over a year ago. One day I simply asked her if she’d like to try, and, like always when presented with something new, she said ‘Of […]