triste-le-roy:

Engraved title page of Martín Antonio del Río's Disquisitionum Magicarum (artist unknown, 1608).
(via St. Louis University Library - Special Collections)

That link is a great read, thank you!

triste-le-roy:

Engraved title page of Martín Antonio del Río's Disquisitionum Magicarum (artist unknown, 1608).

(via St. Louis University Library - Special Collections)

That link is a great read, thank you!

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ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,
I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.
Find it and watch it.
Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.
This.
Movie.
Should have a HUGE fandom.
It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.
Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.
So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.
…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.
He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.
…And then he makes this.
I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.
Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.
And if you need more convincing??
Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).
Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…
Apologies ahead of time.
EDIT:  ONE MORE THING!! A critic asked who his current favorite actor is and his answer was Viola Davis…
This was YEARS before The Help.

Looks like this is getting a limited run in American theaters at the end of June! I’m very excited to see it, I hope it plays near me. 

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

EDIT:  ONE MORE THING!! A critic asked who his current favorite actor is and his answer was Viola Davis…

This was YEARS before The Help.

Looks like this is getting a limited run in American theaters at the end of June! I’m very excited to see it, I hope it plays near me. 

(via leseanthomas)

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zakka-shop:

SAKURA SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND!

The 17th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival will be wrapping up in Philadelphia with it’s grand finale event, SAKURA SUNDAY. We’re excited to host a pop-up shop at the event - our 5th year attending! 

Philly’s Sakura Matsuri takes place this Sunday, April 13th from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Enjoy the centuries old tradition of hanami, picnicking under the blooming sakura and ume blossom trees, outside the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. Sample from the Japanese food vendors or pack your own bento lunch; enjoy two performances by the world-renowned Tamagawa University Taiko Drum Troupe, and enjoy some people watching during the Prettiest Pet In Pink Contest (Liz’s favorite) and the Cosplay Fashion Show.  

DETAILS

Although paid parking outside of the festival grounds is available, there is also a Center City Shuttle ($5 one way) that picks up from the south side of Market St. (between 29th & 30th) in the cut-out in front of the IRS building. SEPTA also offers bus service to the Centennial District. As usual, BICYCLES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME and park for free (about a 4.5 mile trip from Center City, via the Schuylkill River Trail). 

Ticket purchasing and a full schedule of events is available here

The weather is looking to be about 70 degrees and sunny, so we hope to see you there! 

I can’t wait! I’ll be heading up after I get off work. :)

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ffoart:

All my alphabet as one set

For separate letters and higher resolution see

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

(via scientificillustration)

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writersnoonereads:

No one reads Dame Darrel, the Wise Woman of York (or Charles Godfrey Leland).

hspdigitallibrary:

Illustrated manuscript of The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York by Charles Godfrey Leland, humorist, folklorist, poet, and artist. Leland presents the book as an account of witchcraft practiced by Dame Darrel, “the Wise Woman of York,” in medieval England, though the work is primarily based on Leland’s own research and imagination. The majority of the manuscript catalogs various types of fairies, elves, goblins, and other spirits in alphabetical order, but there are also stories and descriptions of spells, all of which are paired with fantastical drawings. If you’re inspired to page through the full volume, the Digital Library record is here. I recommend page 137 for an entry on phasmation or a “fantome.” This manuscript is found in HSP’s Charles Godfrey Leland papers [0363] collection.

Additional fun fact about Leland: our man Charles G. is the Leland of Leland and Boker, authorized printers of the Emancipation Proclamation.

@WritersNoOneRds / Facebook

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

 faig ahmeds Embroidered Art 

When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.

(via mistahgrundy)

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Ms. Marvel #1 has been reprinted and was finally back in stock at the comic book store. Plus #2 is out! So I finally got to read it. It’s really, really funny and the art is charming. Would definitely recommend it. 

Ms. Marvel #1 has been reprinted and was finally back in stock at the comic book store. Plus #2 is out! So I finally got to read it. It’s really, really funny and the art is charming. Would definitely recommend it. 

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"Dark Noir" by Rafael Grampá and Absolut Vodka

A short and surprisingly tender tale about a man who can see demons. 

"When we took Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side…there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that ‘If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.’ And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: ‘To whom should I complain?’ And a woman in the audience shouted: ‘The Police!’ And then she looked right at that woman and said: ‘If I did relate this, who would believe me?’ And the woman answered back, ‘No one, girl.’ And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theatre great in prisons, it’s what makes theatre great, period."

Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)

(Source: neverwasastoryofmorewhoa, via scapetheserpentstongue)

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nbchannibal:

You won’t bee able to handle what’s coming this Friday.

"Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness."
This image reminded me of a moment in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal novel. 

Did you ever think, Clarice, why the Philistines don’t understand you? It’s because you are the answer to Samson’s riddle: You are the honey in the lion. 

nbchannibal:

You won’t bee able to handle what’s coming this Friday.

"Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness."

This image reminded me of a moment in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal novel. 

Did you ever think, Clarice, why the Philistines don’t understand you? It’s because you are the answer to Samson’s riddle: You are the honey in the lion. 

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