The Library of Congress is making available 11,700 of John Margolies’ photos of road side America. (via Boing Boing)
Read about Bessie Stringfield, an African-American motorcyclist who road the open road in the 1930s! “At the age of 19, young Stringfield flipped a penny onto a map of the US then ventured out on her bike alone. Interstate highways didn’t yet exist at the time, but the […]
Enjoy the trailer for It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad Max: Fury Road!”
Aloha Wanderwell wore trousers, kept a pet monkey and drove around the world. ‘An 18-year-old woman dressed in men’s riding breeches and a scout’s cap lay restless at the foot of the Great Sphinx in Egypt. It was 1924, just two years after archeologist Howard Carter opened the […]
Every April, the writers of the Cultural Gutter take time out from their assigned area of expertise to write about something else. So I’m going to ramble aimlessly for 2,000 words about road trips. Enjoy! We descended from Ruidoso atop a pine-covered mountain into a red hell of […]
At Mythcreants, Chris Winkle writes about the difference between overland travel in fantasy and in historical reality. “Many fantasy stories involve traveling from one city to another, often in worlds without engine technology. Before cars and trains, traveling over land was exhausting and dangerous. The logistics of a […]
Friend of the Gutter Evan Munday has been re-watching the Fast & Furious films in anticipation of Furious 7‘s release this week. See all his thoughts here.