Silent Sundays: The West Wind (1897)

The West Wind by illustrator Walter Crane, 1897. Advertisements


Dancing Skeletons and Troublesome Heads: Joyously Macabre Films of the 1890s

Although the first years of film and its early pioneers present a fascinating and occasionally bizarre history suited to a much longer post, today I thought we’d simply focus on two short and deliciously outlandish movies from the dawn of… Read More ›


“Two Ghosts Converse” by Emily Dickinson

I died for beauty, but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? ‘For beauty,’ I replied. ‘And I for truth, — the two… Read More ›