Prologue is out, gaaah. X__x Hope I don’t disappoint.
It does not disappoint at all! I’m so excited to finally see the comic you’ve been working so hard on.
I want to share the books I like with people, and I hope that they'll like them too. Other interests will pop up from time to time as well.
"Good, Sweet, Honey, Sugar-Candied READER,
Which I think is more than anyone has called you yet, I must have a word or two with you before you do advance into the Treatise; but ‘tis not to beg your pardon for diverting you from your affairs, by such an idle Pamphlet as this is, for I presume you have not much to do and therefore are to be obliged to me for keeping you from worse employment, and if you have a better you may get you gone about your business: but if you will misspend your Time, pray lay the fault upon yourself; for I have dealt pretty fairly in the matter, told you in the Title Page what you are to expect within."
"An Epistle to the Reader" From The Dutch Lover by Aphra Behn.
She was a prolific playwright from the 1600s, but for some reason I’d never heard of her before! Which, judging from this intro, is a huge shame because she’s hilarious.
Launching of a London Rat Cafe! - London Dungeon creates quirky cafe where customers can drink with rats in a bid to remodel their image.
London Dungeon – an enclave of spooky corridors and shock-tactic exhibits which looks at the darker side of the history of the capital city – is celebrating the opening of its Rat Café, and with it, the chance for guests to enjoy a nice mug of ‘Ratuccino’ or a slice of ‘Black Forest Rateux’.
Health and safety officials will be relieved to hear that neither food nor drink at the Rat Café includes rats as genuine ingredients – but willing guests can, if they so choose, enjoy both while the little creatures dash about the room, or even sit on their shoulders.
Although this unusual form of catering is largely for fun, there is also a mildly serious point to it – an attempt to rehabilitate the image of a much-maligned creature.
‘Rats have been tarnished with an undeserved reputation throughout history – from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the great stink of Victorian times,’ says Hywel Mathias of London Dungeon. ‘We wanted to challenge those perceptions and show they are actually characterful and full of fun.’
‘Our café lets people get even closer, handle them, stroke them and really get to know them.’
Although the Rat Café was a one-off for a group of rat-loving guests, London Dungeon is considering making the idea a regular event.
‘Judging by first reactions, this pop-up rat café could become a regular date on the eccentric things to do calendar,’ Mr Hywel says.
I am going to go there!
Where we should have lunch on a Vulture trip to London.
Never sing my music again. Not here, not anywhere. Do you understand? Never again. My music is for Phoenix. Only she can sing it. Anyone else who tries, dies!
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
I just watched this last night, and it’s glorious.
The Philly Feminist Zine Fest approaches - Saturday, June 28th. Spread the word!
TO BE HAD:::::
+ Zines from Ras Mashramani + Alex Smith (very limited supply tho)
+ Pins for cyborgs & All That’s Left zines & zines-on-tape by yours truly
+ Recurrence Plot books! I heard you could talk to the author and get urs signed
+ METROPOLARITY archive zines (hot neon!) & some (BONUS!) uncovered back issues of episodes 01 & 02
+ MP pins full of raunchy fuck you sayings for dystopian dreamers
+ Collab comic written by me, illustrated by Annie Mok housed in a smutty comic anthology…..
This is Dulcis, he’s a snake native to the Southwest United States. They are blind, mostly harmless, and OMG LOOK AT HIS WIDDLE MOUF!
Commonly known as the Plains blind snake.
Oh my god cute baby!
As Open Culture explains, this rare 1924 recording of Joyce reading from the Aeolus episode of the novel was arranged and financed by his friend and publisher Sylvia Beach, who brought him by taxi to the HMV (His Master’s Voice) gramophone studio in the Paris suburb of Billancourt. She writes in her memoir, Shakespeare & Company:
Joyce had chosen the speech in the Aeolus episode, the only passage that could be lifted out of Ulysses, he said, and the only one that was “declamatory” and therefore suitable for recital. He had made up his mind, he told me, that this would be his only reading from Ulysses.
I have an idea that it was not for declamatory reasons alone that he chose this passage from Aeolus. I believe that it expressed something he wanted said and preserved in his own voice. As it rings out–”he lifted his voice above it boldly”–it is more, one feels, than mere oratory.
Pair with these rare 1935 illustrations for Ulysses by none other than Henri Matisse.
If you want to celebrate the life and work of James Joyce but can’t get to Ireland for Bloomsday, the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia has a great program for you! They will be reading out the entire text of Ulysses and singing several related songs. (If you can’t make the whole thing, I highly recommend the evening portion for My Girl’s a Yorkshire Girl and the chapter ‘Sirens’.)