Occasionally, I write original stuff and post it here. More commonly, this is where I store pictures of art, museum exhibits, film stills, and other stuff I find interesting.

 

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It... And He Feels Fine

the-feature:

After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?

Yep.

oldbookillustrations:

Pandora opened the lid.
Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Pandora opened the lid.

Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.

(Source: archive.org)

thexx-blog:

Last night we played a new song that we wrote in Marfa, at the lost horse saloon’s open mic night. xx The xx

thexx-blog:

Last night we played a new song that we wrote in Marfa, at the lost horse saloon’s open mic night. xx The xx

black-celluloid:

Kay Nielsen (1923)
an unpublished illustration for The Story of a Mother which was originally intended for the 1923 1st edition of Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

black-celluloid:

Kay Nielsen (1923)

an unpublished illustration for The Story of a Mother which was originally intended for the 1923 1st edition of Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

(Source: Flickr / irmavepisalive)

bluecowboyyoga:

Michael Whelan, cover for Arthur C. Clarke’s The Songs of Distant Earth (1986).

bluecowboyyoga:

Michael Whelan, cover for Arthur C. Clarke’s The Songs of Distant Earth (1986).

A Field in England (2013)

hangingfire:

brightwalldarkroom:

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THERE ARE NO SIDES HERE, FRIEND.

by Karin L. Kross

“What do you see, friend?”
“Nothing—perhaps—only shadows.”

In many reactions to Ben Wheatley’s seventeenth-century trip movie A Field In England—including my own, the first time I watched it—there’s a common theme of what the hell did I just see? What are you supposed to make of the rowan-wood stake and rope required to drag a man out of a fairy ring—an enchanted ring of mushrooms—especially since you might not even know that was what was going on until you read an interview with Wheatley? What happens during and after the intense, hallucinatory mushroom-trip sequence? Why are dead characters apparently coming back to life? This is the director they tapped to direct the first two episodes of the next season of Doctor Who? What’s going on?

I wrote this for BW/DR’s “History” month, and now it’s up. Yay!

I am such the frustrated academic, and I’m afraid it shows. Ah well.

The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie

longform:

On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and vanished without a trace.