Tag Archives: writers and artists

leonard nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is gone, but Spock lives on.  There’s a lot to say about Mr. Spock and his place on the list of oddly immortal characters to come out of the “good junk” range of low-to-middlebrow genre media.  Most of … Continue reading

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all over the country

and around the world, kids are thanking Leonard Nimoy for the gift of Mr. Spock.  Grownups too.

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tumblr sunday: we do not have

a dinosaur. Or the pictures from the Auto Show (although they are out of the camera and there are some good ones). Or the pictures from yesterday’s photo trip to Wrestling at the Moose Lodge (still in the cameras).  Or … Continue reading

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transcendent notes

(I don’t know whether these are pages from a notebook or part of a letter.  But since the person in question wrote endless letters to a certain other person and those letters constitute a very vividly detailed journal, the difference … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: evolution in silhouette

Because it’s Auto Show Week,  because we love cars and we love images and we love art and we love history and we love trivia, here is a gorgeous artistic image of cars that is also a clever infographic.  Yep, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: a woman with two guitars

This photogenic (and almost certainly very charismatic) woman in this classy vintage photograph is Willa Mae Buckner, described in the accompanying caption  as “blues woman, burlesque dancer, snake charmer”.  I bet she told the best stories.  

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tumblr sunday: whatever that elephant is doing, I want some.

Found this image on tumblr with the cryptic caption “Riyaz Udin”.  It’s definitely an Indian miniature painting, and Riyaz is a man’s first name I associate with Indian culture, so maybe that’s the artist’s name.  I wonder how old it … Continue reading

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have a fawcett christmas!

Rick may not have the Captain Marvel Christmas comic whose cover we saw on Sunday, but he does have this beauty, the second issue of Fawcett’s Xmas Comics, with another gorgeous Cap drawing on the cover.  He reports that the … Continue reading

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kandinsky’s birthday

Today is the birthday of the painter Wassily Kandinsky, and he’s been honored by a well deserved Google Doodle.  I thought I’d join in the celebration with a black and white portrait photograph of the artist from my tumblr collection, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday–a short step to steampunk

Awesome Steampunk Iron Man image by Jason Kang! But really, isn’t Tony Stark really pretty darn steampunk already? It’s a short step, but one we’re glad that Mr Kang chose to take. I couldn’t find any commentary from the artist … Continue reading

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