Alphabet Horror Vacui
is a satire of children's alphabet books utilizing unnerving themes such as nightmares, war, monsters, institutionalized ignorance, and willful ambivalence to human suffering in lieu of familiar alphabet scenes of busy city streets, animals amongst nature, and happy fanciful scenes. Each piece takes a slightly different tack with Marsh's self-imposed assignment, and while some of them are funny
in an almost Edward Gorey way
, others worm their way
into your brain
) [more inside]
Katrina Lumsden reads the Fifty Shades of Grey books so you don't have to:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
(contains animated gifs)
Robert and Edward Skidelsky talk
about their book
"How much is enough."
Mixing economics and philosophy will obviously cause a lot of debate, but they do raise some valid points.
Edward and Bella disemboweld.
Style purists are pretty tedious, but so can be Bella's conversation
. [more inside]
, patron saint of information visualization, is auctioning off his sizeable library of rare books, including major works in the history of science and statistical graphics. Christies auction catalogue is available for your perusal
. First edition Isaac Newton, anyone?
It's lonely in the modern world.
Pictures from Dwell magazine, with Edward Gorey-like captions. [more inside]
Edward M. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts
, has died at age 77
. After a rocky youth (including scandals of cheating
and reckless driving
), Kennedy followed his brothers into politics, making health care
his cause, and eventually went on to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Anticipating his own death, he had been trying to create a quick transition for his replacement
as a vote on health care reform rapidly approached.
LDS Sparkledammerung IS HERE!
The crypto-mormonism of Stephanie Myers' Twilight series
. (Spoilers, image heavy, extreme derisiveness)
bought an ad (for his wonderful new book
) on the front page of NYTimes.com, which ran for 24 hours on 26th November. Imagine how pleased he was when Steve Jobs used that day's paper
to demo the iPhone.