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Weekend links 6


Shades of Toho: the city of San Francisco encounters its octopoid nemesis on this gig poster from DKNG. Via OMG Posters!

• Related to the above: Godzilla Haiku.

View from Another Shore: a fantastic (so to speak) and overdue interview with Franz Rottensteiner, writer and editor of landmark studies of fantasy and science fiction.

Ronald Searle: a life in pictures: an appreciation by Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell.

• 832 masks: The Maskatorium at Flickr.

The Cult of the Theremin: lots of theremin links including this page of scans from a beautiful Art Deco theremin brochure. (Thanks to Kara for the tip!) Related: the DIY IKEA lamp theremin.

Music & Science Fiction, an exhibition at Maison d’Ailleurs.

• Nathalie found a stoned angel in Rome.

• EVB’s Boy of the Week is a Spanish guy in his underwear drawn by Jacobo Labella.

• Film of the month: Sally Potter’s Orlando on DVD, featuring the luminous enigma of Tilda Swinton.



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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Dimitris


    That Rottensteiner interview is fantastic indeed.

  2. #2 posted by Nathalie


    So you liked the poppy addict creature (awfully cute, I must say)…
    Thanks for the shout out.

  3. #3 posted by John


    It’s fascinating. I was wondering what it represents; death, probably, since that’s what the poppies usually symbolise.

  4. #4 posted by Nathalie (spacedlaw)


    Opium was earlier used against pain, mostly physical but also psychological. Although there is no name on the sculpture, it must be there for a grave, trying to bring solace – if an artificial one – to the grieving relatives of the deceased.

  5. #5 posted by Thombeau


    Orlando is without question one of my very favorite films. It works on so many levels!






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