“On the afternoon of May 28, 1903, Leoti Blaker, a young Kansan touring New York City, boarded a Fifth Avenue stagecoach at 23rd Street and settled in for the ride. The coach was crowded, and when it jostled she noticed that the man next to her settled himself […]
Listen as friend of the Gutter Will McKinley and Nancy Kersey return to House Of Dark Shadows! Will McKinley loves House of Dark Shadows. As a high school student, working for actor Jonathan Frid nights and weekends on a series of one-man shows that had originated at fan conventions, the […]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made 502 art books free and available online for your enjoyment!
Jonathan Katz writes about the power of activist drag: “[F]rom our current vantage point, the advent of sloganeering clothing seems vastly less of a defining break with the past than in fact it was. Queer fashion once spoke sotto voce to insiders, at once defining membership in a […]
The New York Public Library has made their digital archive of women’s magazines from the 19th and 20th Century available for your reading and project pleasure!
National Geographic has a lovely look at a rediscovered book of Cuban plants. “Nondescript marbled cardboard covers and a title page in cursive handwriting announce Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft. This simplicity belies the contents of the slim, […]
Paul Karasik writes about a painting Charles Addams painted for a beachside hotel bar, which ended up in a university library. “In 1952, Charles Addams, at the height of his skills as a cartoonist, painted a lush, monochromatic mural on canvas for a bar at the Dune Deck, […]