Friday, July 19, 2024

James Dean and Rock and Roll as a Youth Culture

"I'm a fan of Dean's for his mystique more than anything else. It's only 'Rebel' that I've ever enjoyed him in. I've seen him in all his movies and...

Gothic Vocab: The Grotesque

Source: The Gothic Library Perhaps more so than the other vocabulary words we’ve discussed thus far (the sublime and the uncanny), “grotesque” is a term you’re just as likely to hear thrown...

The Mysterious Codex Argenteus: Famed Silver Bible of the Goths

Source: Ancient Origins The Goths, one of the major Germanic tribes of ancient times, were a key player in the events that marked the downfall of the Western Roman Empire....

Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes review – rescuing women in Greek myths

Source: The Guardian, 8 Oct 2020 Helen of Troy, Aphrodite, Medea ... putting women centre stage in an enjoyable, witty look at the ways in which their stories have been...

Romanticism

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The tea-rific history of Victorian afternoon tea

Source: British Museum's blog In celebration of Afternoon Tea week, food historian Tasha Marks explores the history of the much-loved afternoon treat. Tasha Marks, food historian  14 August 2020 The Duchess of Bedford It’s...

Nostalgia reimagined

Neuroscience is finding what propaganda has long known: nostalgia doesn’t need real memories – an imagined past works too Source: Aeon.co, July 20th, 2020 By Felipe De Brigard * He was still...

On the Revisionist Histories at the Heart of Fascism and Populism

Source: Lit Hub May 21, 2020 From Perón to Trump, the Political Art of Spinning Lies Into Myth By Federico Finchelstein Fascism and populism both appeal to the political trinity, leader, nation, and people,...

Virtual Exhibit: Book Of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt

Source: Book Of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt Online exhibit accompanying the  exhibit in the Oriental Institute Museum, October 3rd, 2017 – March 31st, 2018 The ancient Egyptian Book of...

Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir … the woman who found the New World 500 years before Columbus

Souce: The Guardian, Sat 18 Apr 2020  Great explorers you’ve probably never heard ofAdventure travel In our new series on lesser-known adventurers, we shine a light on the Icelandic explorer who...