Evelyn Evelyn Confused Confused

I’m never going to minimize the suffering of people with disabilities, or people with histories of sexual abuse or exploitation. No one should EVER DO THAT. That being said, I’m going to give my two cents about the Evelyn Evelyn going on around Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. ┬áThe short version is that the two … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadfuls

I’m so excited about the prospect of being able to access digital copies of the ORIGINALS of these historic books! SO EXCITED. Penny dreadfuls were the first instance of readily available, mass-audience oriented literature. You can say what you want about the quality of the writing and the fact that it helped extend the rise … Continue reading

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A Shortcut to Mushrooms

I love the artwork in this article from The New York Times about Victorian photocollages. The pieces are so beautifully laid out, especially the one with the mushroom: I love artwork with mushrooms and toadstools. I’m not sure exactly why; probably it has something to do with my childhood obsessions with Alice in Wonderland, Lord … Continue reading

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