Late night political shenanigans make early mornings more exciting. Er. Right?
Consider the dandy as subversive art. No, really, consider it!
William Henry Fox Talbot invented photography, and captured thousands of images. The Bodleian has been digitizing and sharing them online, along with a very spiffy weekly weblog on the man and his work.
Harry Houdini was not only a great magician and escape artist, but an inventor as well. (He didn’t want to make his secrets public via patents, however!)