fantasy

Magical escapes in a city of sunlight and shadows (review)

By Josh Wilson / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a sparkling jewel-box of a book is Ellen Klages’ World Fantasy Award-winning “Passing Strange” — full of intricate workings, hidden chambers, privileged glimpses into private and magical lives … and packing a wicked, winking Jack (or is it Jill?)-in-the-box ending.

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Uneasy Alchemy: The Art of Aurora Consurgens

By Adam Myers / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The unknown illustrator of the Aurora Consurgens, an obscure alchemical treatise of the 15th century, produced metaphor-rich artworks that are strange, disturbing, raw — and curiously intriguing.

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Lead Into Gold

By Liana Kapelke-Dale / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Liana Kapelke-Dale, explores sweetly feverish inversions of fairy tale endings, and is always seeking liberation, in her poem “Lead Into Gold.”

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Let Them Eat Blood Cake: The Gross Food Porn of Craig Latchaw

By Craig Latchaw / January 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Somewhere between a punk-rock Harvey Kurtzman and R. Crumb guesting on “Top Chef” are Craig Latchaw’s gleefully gross gourmet recipes, seasoned with all the farmworker abuses, assembly-line injuries, and accumulated factory filth of today’s food industry.

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The Maid’s Dream

By Peg Alford Pursell / February 9, 2011 / 0 Comments

When waking life seems like an unreal simulacra, and drudgery the only wearying reality, our dreams may escape into us. Part of the dream/life triptych.

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Losing His Head

By Michael C. Keith / October 30, 2009 / 0 Comments

In which a collector of celebrity skulls is undone by his completist ambitions.

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