Fungi, Folklore, and Fairyland by Mike Jay

Fungi, Folklore, and Fairyland by Mike Jay

From the Public Domain Review. From fairy-rings to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, mushrooms have long been entwined with the supernatural in art and literature. What might this say about past knowledge of hallucinogenic fungi? Mike Jay looks at early reports of...
When Dorothy Parker Got Fired from Vanity Fair

When Dorothy Parker Got Fired from Vanity Fair

By Jonathan Goldman from The Public Domain Review, February 5, 2020 Dorothy Parker’s reputation as one of the premier wits of the 20th century rests firmly on the brilliance of her writing, but the image of her as a plucky, fast-talking, independent woman of her times...
Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?

Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?

By Nicholas Barber 26th May 2020 (BBC.com) After barely making a ripple when it was first released, Withnail and I has come to be seen as one of the best British films ever made. Nicholas Barber explores its appeal. Withnail and I wasn’t a box-office sensation when it...
Email Summaries From Pixels

Email Summaries From Pixels

Ever since I relaunched Pixels a few years back, I’ve been sending out automated emails every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. I normally tried to include three or four images from the preceding days in the hopes of bringing people to the site. I had to pay for...
{podcast} Unrefined Sophisticates ~ Naked Athena Speaks

{podcast} Unrefined Sophisticates ~ Naked Athena Speaks

Unrefined Sophisticates · Unrefined Sophisticates – Naked Athena of Portland Interview They finally let her tell her story, starting around 24:45. I only listened to about the hour mark, when they stopped talking about the night in question and started talking...
Primary Sources

Primary Sources

A Natural History of the Artist’s Palette I’ve always believed iphonism is primarily a color medium. From the beginning the iPhone handled brilliant color so well. There are those who always desaturate their images, and do it well, on their phones. Butow...
{fiction} The Secret Smartographer ~ Chapter 1

{fiction} The Secret Smartographer ~ Chapter 1

Let’s take a stroll back in time … February 28 I bought a smart phone today. Keith at work says the next big thing is taking photos with smart phones and uploading them up online for other people to see and looking at other people’s. You can meet people...
How White People Can Fight Racism Every Day

How White People Can Fight Racism Every Day

Scan the crowds at the George Floyd protests and the number of white faces inspires hope. For now, hope is all it is. We’ve seen a remarkable groundswell of white Americans determined to dismantle racism, but many may be wondering how. What can I do to go beyond...
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