Today we talk about secrets real and imaginary.
There may still be secrets in King Tut’s tomb, including – possibly – Nefertiti?
The government is keeping secrets from you. That’s not news. What is news – and art – is the Glomar Response, a project about secrecy and what light gets through and what’s trapped in darkness. The comparison to Fraunhofer Lines (gaps in the spectrum of sunlight reaching the earth) is brilliant.
If you’re over 35 or so, you probably remember the Satanic Panic of the ‘80s, when cultists apparently lurked behind every corner. It turned out that none of this was real. So why did so many people believe in it?
And finally, in something more surprising than secret, a new Twilight book was just released. With swapped genders. Um. Fortunately, Cleolinda Jones is reading and livetweeting it so you don’t have to!