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David Bowie’s Search For God

David Bowie’s Search For God

From First Things journal, February 1, 2016: One doesn’t often find people of faith, especially conservatives, rallying around an entertainer who became famous for dressing up as an androgynous rock-star named Ziggy Stardust, singing, “Rebel, Rebel,” and pushing...

Help! Looking for creator of a picture I cannot find.

Sometime, in the past year or two, someone submitted a picture of a man sitting on a bench (I think) who had a giant ear instead his head coming out of his shirt collar. I thought it might be Damian De Souza, but it wasn’t. Does anybody remember who created it?...
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...