Together We Smoke, Illustration by Howell Dodd, Crime Magazine Cover, March 1953

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Pulp Cover: ‘The Prince Of Evil’

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Pulp Covers


Happy Hug a Medievalist Day!

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Featuring manuscripts curators hugging, a not-so-happy Iseult touching King Mark, Abelard embracing Heloise, a horseback hug (difficult stuff!), and hugging disciples from a gospel book.


Italian Release Poster for ‘Phantasm’

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Exclusive Excerpt from Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World’

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‘Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ 


[PHOTO] Sue Lyon, 1962

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Sue Lyon – IMDb


Killer Queen: Sacha Baron Cohen to Write, Direct, and Star in Freddie Mercury Biopic

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The band was interested in a PG-version of the rock star’s life, while Cohen had hopes for a gritty R-rated tell-all.

A biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury, the dynamic Queen frontman who died in 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS, has been in the works for nearly seven years. It was confirmed as happening as early asSacha-Baron-Cohen 2010 and confirmed as not happening as recently as 2013—reportedly due to Cohen “not seeing eye to eye with the remaining members of Queen who have script and director approval.” Apparently the band was interested in a PG-version of the rock star’s life, while Cohen had hopes for a “gritty R-rated tell-all.”

During the project’s long gestational period, Cohen brought in the likes of Peter Morgan to write and David Fincher and Tom Hooper to direct the film, but all were rejected by the band. These differences appear to have been worked out, however, with Queen manager Jim Beach announcing that Cohen will depict the singer, as well as write, direct, and produce the film himself. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Saturday Jazz: ‘Little Miss Valley’ John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, 2012


[VIDEO] Who’s Up for a ‘Spectre’ Trailer? Daniel Craig Is Back As James Bond

If you like your trailers shaken, not dull, get a load of this. Here’s the first full extended look at Spectre, the 24th James Bond film and fourth starring Daniel Craig. The word “anticipated” is as overused in showbiz as “superstar” is in sports, but this here’s the follow-up to 007’s most lucrative adventure. By far. Chances are you remember the 2012 film Skyfall, which is a) Sony’s biggest film ever, b) the UK’s highest grosser and c) No. 9 on the all-time list with $1.11B worldwide. In fact, the flick helped Sony turned an annual profit for the first time in five years.

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Armed with a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, director Sam Mendes is back for another go; reports surfaced a couple of years ago that he wouldn’t helm this one, but that silliness was squelched a few months later. Also returning are Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as the new M. Fresh blood is being pumped into the 53-year-old franchise via Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux. Read the rest of this entry »


Robot Brand Vintage Matchbox Label, Japan

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[PHOTOGRAPHY] Growing Numbers of Rickshaws are Swarming Central London

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 by for WSJ


Howell Dodd: True Fact Crime, 1953

Trufactcrimetruefact2True Fact Crime, June 1953; cover art by Howell Dodd.

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‘Judith with the Head of Holofernes’, 1650s

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Judith with the Head of Holofernes
David Teniers the Younger
(Flemish, Antwerp 1610–1690 Brussels)
Date: 1650s
Medium: Oil on copper

The Met


Is Russian Literature Dead?

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Is Russian literature dead?


The Triumph of History Over Time, 1772

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The Triumph of History Over Time (Anton Raphael Mengs, 1772): Allegory of the Museum Clementium, celing fresco in the Camera dei Papiri, Vatican Library.

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Don Draper on Creativity

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[PHOTO] Mad Men: Don & Peggy

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“For me, Peggy and Don will always be my favorite relationship on the show. I used to hear for so long, ‘Are they going to get together romantically or is it a father–daughter thing? Is it mentor–protégée? Are they enemies? Are they friends?’ It’s all of those things.”

– Elisabeth Moss


[PHOTO] Reverdy, Picasso, Cocteau and Brassaï in Picasso’s Studio at rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, 1944 by Brassaï

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Reverdy, Picasso, Cocteau and Brassaï in Picasso’s studio at rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, 1944 by Brassaï


Pulp Cover: ‘Youth Against Obscenity’

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Pulp Covers


‘Tabasco: Taste the Outer Limits’

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Tobasco, by Patrick Faricy – notpulpcovers


Edgar Rice Burroughs ‘Tarzan of the Apes’

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Sci Fi Cover: ‘La Astronauve Fantasma’

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