This American Lear: King Lear imagined as a This American Life episode, prompted by Ira Glass’s recent Shakespeare tweets…
Life in the Library
- Little Kid: What's this?
- Me: That's the card catalog for our newspaper archives. Each of these little drawers has cards on it with information about which newspaper has articles on the topic you want to read about.
- Little Kid: That's so cool! It's just like in Ghostbusters!
The Litographs Tattoos Kickstarter campaign has taken a novel (GET IT?) approach to encouraging contributions: The first 2,500 backers will also reserve their place in the world’s longest (temporary) tattoo chain.
Litographs has broken up Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland into 2,500 temporary tats. Once they hit their goal, they’ll send the ink out for backers to apply, photograph and upload to their website. “Our goal,” they say, “is to recreate this iconic novel by showcasing every single word on the skin of 2,500 Kickstarter backers.” Which, OK, sounds a little gross — but I’m intrigued!
She commented on her hedgehog model, the real Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, ‘So long as she can go to sleep on my knee she is delighted; but if she is propped up for half an hour she first begins to yawn pathetically, and then she does bite. Nevertheless, she is a dear person.’
A wonderful article on Beatrix Potter from PDR. Many of her works entered the public domain this year… and you can access downloads of them from the end of this article…