Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lady M’s Haunted Parlor is celebrating the holiday season in style! Her post on Christmas trees is especially great.

If you’re looking for gothy Christmas music, Ethereal Dreams has the album for you!

UK readers: Has anyone been to Talliston? It’s a house in Essex with themed rooms, and it looks amazing.

Also UK-related: If you start singing Erasure on a subway platform, you might be surprised how many people join the fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wassily Kandinsky gets his own Google Doodle for his birthday, hooray!

Suffrajitsu now has its own website. Look out!

J. M. De Cristofaro has made an amazing cyberpunk wristwatch. Go look.

Jim Bachor creates beauty out of Chicago potholes with mosaics.

For the modernists among us (like Bunny): here’s some home d├ęcor to covet.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday again? That means it’s time for art.

Cinema: Vulture assesses the most valuable movie stars of 2014. Also, if you can’t/won’t see the Hobbit trilogy, here’s a handy summary done in LEGO. 

Music: Did Anna Magdalena Bach write some of the music attributed to her husband? The Telegraph gives one side of the argument, the New Yorker another.

Literature: Welcome to transrealism, a new possible genre in fiction.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Friday!

From Julie: Prehistoric abstract art has been discovered! Well, it was already discovered, but now it's confirmed.

From Cassandra: Does money make you mean? (You know the answer to this already, I bet.)

Slightly related, via John Green: Blake Fall-Conroy has made an art piece which is a brilliant commentary on the minimum wage argument.

From various friends: Cards Against Humanity is celebrating Ten Days of Whatever, and there are puzzles and comics and all sorts of crazy shenanigans, including this comic which I sent to Bunny. (Bunny did not build snowmen as a child, and now I know why – he’s an alien. Or immune to snow golems. Either one works.)

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone! See you next week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s that time of the year when the “notable” and “best of” lists begin to arrive. Here are a few:

“I Can’t Breathe” and other notable quotes of 2014 have been compiled.

The A.V. Club lists their favorite books of 2014. (I haven’t read any of them. Go, me!)

Overshare” is the word of the year, according to the Chambers Dictionary. According to the OED, on the other hand, the word of 2014 is “vape.”

If you’re not into lists, consider this New Yorker article on the city’s endangered bookstores, or ponder the impact of information warfare

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Okay, so I was reading about machines used during the heyday of spiritualism, and through that I discovered there was a well-known spiritualist in the middle of Athens County during the 1850s. The things you learn!

Then I discovered the Kindertrauma website, and I’ll be there the rest of the day. Join me, won’t you? (Especially you, Cassandra. I know this is right up your alley!)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

How is it possible that I'd never heard of the Witley Wonder before today? An underwater dance hall, now left to the elements? Amazing! A full photo exploration is out there as well.