January 15, 2005 6:19 AM   Subscribe

The biology of B-movie monsters ; ancient Greek curse and love magic; the correspondence of Elizabeth I and James VI; Egil Skallagrimsson, poet and killer; the mythology of Harry Potter; Pinocchio's cultural heirs; Tiananmen's legacy; experimental art in China; the question of Hatshepshut's character. Articles courtesy of the Fathom Archive, 2000-2003.
posted by plep (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Gee whiz, plep - couldn't you try to come up with a little content every once in a while? :)

Nah, really I kiss you! I've read two of these so far, and they've were fascinating (I'm on Pinocchio now, which I love). Also, though maybe it wouldn't ordinarily be the very first article that I would go to, the experimental art in China link was particularly helpful to me, as I've sort of been following recent trends from there, and the pithy definition of "Experimental" here was was a nice bit of explanation to help me understand more clearly the works I've been seeing — sort of a critical piece of the puzzle. This is a lovely post, boyo.

Also, favorite quote so far: "Curses don't kill people, people kill people."
posted by taz at 7:02 AM on January 15, 2005

a heavenly cornucopia of diverse wonders: as always, tip o' the hat to mefi's poster-emeritus, the plep.
posted by moonbird at 7:04 AM on January 15, 2005

The correspondence of Elizabeth and James is alone worth the price of admission! These are great links that will take me through the rest of the morning. Many thanks!
posted by Verdant at 7:15 AM on January 15, 2005

what they said. : >
posted by amberglow at 7:51 AM on January 15, 2005

yay - a plep plethora!
Thanks for the cool weekend reading matter, plep!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:53 AM on January 15, 2005

Wow, this is terrific! Thank you plep!
posted by runtina at 8:02 AM on January 15, 2005

saturday is sorted, thanks plep, great links.
posted by dabitch at 8:59 AM on January 15, 2005

Thanks for a treasure trove!
posted by redfisch at 9:25 AM on January 15, 2005

goddamn you, plep...so much on my to-do list today and you have to drop this in my lap...
posted by es_de_bah at 9:39 AM on January 15, 2005

Great links, plep!!!!! Especially the first one: the issue of scaling in movie monsters alone has bothered me no end.
posted by dhruva at 11:13 PM on January 15, 2005

Another ace post.
posted by Wolof at 3:48 AM on January 16, 2005

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