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The Earl of Cork's Enigma

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hollywood Hints for Filming Bellairs

Film commentary

Blogger custardpringle has some commentary on any proposed film adaptation, so listen up!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Photographic Memories: Marshall

Photographer Lee Rentz recently visited Marshall, Michigan, and shares some of his thoughts and photographs documenting his tour of Michigan Avenue, including Hemmingsen Rexall Drug Store.

A Look Back: the University of Notre Dame, 1957-58

Enthusiasm rears it head again as we've reviewed the 1957-58 Dome, the University of Notre Dame yearbook. We’ve thumbed through the thing and found a few items of interest, which we’ve highlighted below - plus with added commentary.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Celebrate Edward Gorey's Children's Books

Edward Gorey House
Celebrate Edward Gorey's Children's Books with a visit to the Edward Gorey House and their exhibition of original works by Edward Gorey for his own children's books and illustrations he created for many other authors. The Edward Gorey House is pleased to announce the 2008 opening on Thursday, April 17th and running though December 21, 2008.

Our exhibit will show many of Gorey's original pen and ink, watercolor, and preliminary pencil illustrations for children's books of his own creation, and for other noted children's authors including Peter Neumeyer, Florence Parry Heide, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, T. S. Eliot, and others. Special books such as Gorey's only pop-up book, The Dwindling Party and the three-dimensional accordian book The Tunnel Calamity are highlighted. A unique focus of the exhibit will be early drawings and illustrations by Gorey from his childhood years.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Review: Pedant "Giggle-Inspiring Words And Images...Yet...Can Intrigue, Provoke, And Possibly Even Mystify"

Book review: The Pedant and the Shuffly

Something About Eternal Flames

Eternal flame
Voynich News noted this fact recently, allowing the words "Voynich" and "Susanna Hoffs" to grace the same page.

Book Alert: The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer

Books News
A summary of Brad Strickland's forthcoming book, The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer:
In Michigan in the mid-1950s, Lewis Barnavelt is convinced that the series of accidents he and his uncle are experiencing are the result of a curse by a mysterious, hooded figure that may be part of his uncle's past.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Remembering the Old Man of the Mountain

Old Man in the Mountain
We’re a bit behind in marking the fifth anniversary of the demise of the Old Man in the Mountain but our friends at roadsideamerica.com remembered. They also share the story of a New Hampshire artist wanting to replace the stone head with a glass one.