I really like this literary map of the USA, but I am having some trouble accepting anyone other than Willa Cather for Nebraska–even Rainbow Rowell, whose novels I love a LOT. Of course, Cather represents the building of Nebraska, while Rowell represents modern-day Nebraska.
The covers of six fake magazines that appear as set dressing in Blade Runner.
While London has buildings with spikes to keep the homeless away, Vancouver has been installing special benches that provide shelter. Excuse me, there is something in my eye.
io9 has put together a fantastic list of 31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From. I am especially fascinated by the ones that originated in non-science context.
In 1973, my new hero, George Etzel Pearcy, proposed redrawing the state boundaries and reducing the number of states to 38. His brilliant plan obviously did not become reality, but I am a huge fan.
Lady comics of the 1940s! Be still my heart! The Spider Queen! FANTOMAH!
The Holocaust diary of another young Jewish girl has surfaced. The unlikely story of this diary is here. Something tells me Rywka’s story will be very difficult to read.
The most badass dioramas ever, or the MOST BADASS DIORAMAS EVER?