At Smithsonian Magazine, Jacquelyne Germaine writes about Yasuke, Japan’s first Black samurai. “Though the Netflix series introduces several mystical elements—including giant flying robots, magical armies and weaponized laser beams—the broad strokes of its depiction of the Honnoji Incident are historically accurate. Yasuke was an African warrior in the […]
“During the early 19th century, it was not uncommon for the mortal remains of a beloved pet cat to be buried in the family garden. By the Victorian era, however, the formality of cat funerals had increased substantially. Bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets. […]
I know it’s a bit late for a list of things I liked in 2022, but here at the Gutter we do what we want. And like Angela Englert and Sachin Hingoo, I am taking care of some end of year business. Besides, what if you discover something […]
So many Kino Lorber documentaries to watch and you can watch them here. (Thanks, Stephanie, and via Open Culture).
Bernadette Banner educates about history and the facts about Victorian interest in ankles while having fun creating an “Only Fans for Saucy Ankle Pics.” Watch it all here. (CW: SPICY ANKLE PICS!!!)
“Secret Base’s mission is to enjoy fascinating, funny, and weird stories that just happen to be about sports. Many of the stories we tell are true. Some are strange, irreverent experiments that break the fundamental rules. Some we make up out of thin air. In short, we’re having […]