Recent articles from Fine Books & Collections
- "Collector and Bookseller: A Vanishing Relationship?" by Joel Silver
- "Rare Copy of The Hobbit Goes Under the Hammer"
- "Christie’s to Sell Trove of Rare Maps from Legendary Chicago Dealer Kenneth Nebenzahl"
More about books and reading
- Man vs. Debt: "The Great Pile of Unread Books" by Joan Otto
- Publishers Weekly: "The Most Debated Bible Passage" by James Goodman
- Atlas Obscura: "Inspiring Libraries in the Most Unexpected Places"
- Huffington Post Books: "Return to 'Treasure Island:' A Childhood Classic Still Thrills" by Ben Cosgrove
- Yesterday's Papers: "Charles Bragin and the Dime Novel Club Reprints" by E.M. Sanchez Saavedra
Learning and education
- The Atlantic: "Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'" by Christine Gross-Loh
- The New York Times: "Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney" by Ron Suskind
- The Guardian: "Me, my son and Minecraft" by Jane Costello
- Londonist: "Ruined, Rebuilt And Re-purposed: London After The Blitz" by Joe Carroll
- Smithsonian Magazine: "The History of the Veggie Burger" by K. Annabelle Smith
- Susanna Ives' blog: "Buying Bread and Milk in 18th and 19th Century London"
Miscellaneous great reads
- NPR: "An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story" by Robert Krulwich
- The New York Times: "Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun" by Dennis Overbye
- New Republic: "Our Odd, Revealing Obsession With 'Gritty' Photos of the 1970s NYC Subway" by Jason Farago
- New York Magazine: "The Gavel Drops at Sotheby’s" ("The auction house is under attack by hedge-fund activist Daniel Loeb, who wants it to start making lots more money, in part by refusing to kowtow to rich folks like him.") by Andrew Rice
- The New York Times: "A Dot on the Map, After Scandal, Could Be Wiped Off" by Lizette Alvarez
- Jill Sandwich: A Videogame Blog: "LONE SURVIVOR: I don't wanna die alone..." by Stacie Ponder
Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls, one of my favorite below-the-radar horror movies, showing it to Sarah for the first time. While she figured out plot twist much earlier than I did in my first viewing, she was still impressed with the movie and became interested in learning more about Saltair, the spooky abandoned resort at the center of the film.
Here are some good online essays and reviews I dug up afterward, which I'm sharing here if you're interested in reading more about Herk Harvey's classic:
- The Nitrate Diva: "Carnival of Souls (1962): Dead in the Water"
- Step Back Cinema: "Carnival of Souls (1962)"
- Seems Obvious to Me: "Carnival of Souls and Emergent Feminism in the Early Half of the Sexual Revolution"