Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Friday Film – Death Proof

Whenever I discuss his films with other people, they always say that this is their least favourite. Or worse, they just haven’t seen it!

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The Fantastic Bridget Bate Tichenor

If you had shown me the painting above before I knew about this artist, I definitely would have thought it was a Leonora Carrington piece.

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Strungballs – Mike Russell

Originally posted on Jade's Bookshelf:
Cover design: Mike Russell Published November 3rd 2016 by StrangeBooks (first published October 31st 2016) Format: PDF/Kindle Edition Author: Mike Russell Genre: Fantasy, science-fiction Pages: 62 Star rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opening line: “A naked, white-skinned boy names Sydney lay on his back on a white bed in the centre of…

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5 Days of Short Stories. 5: Lighter Than You Think by Nelson S. Bond

Lighter Than You Think by Nelson S. Bond

Our final short story is Nelson Slade Bond’s (1908-2006) Lighter Than You Think. lighter than you think by NELSON BOND SOME JOKER in the dear, dead days now virtually beyond recall won two-bit immortality by declaring that, “What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.” Which is, of course, Victorian malarkey. What this country really […]

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The Wednesday Painting – Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931) by Frieda Kahlo

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Kahlo This week’s Wednesday painting is Mexican painter Frieda Kahlo’s Frieda and Diego Rivera. Medium: oil on canvas Dimensions: 39 3/8 in. x 31 in. (100.01 cm x 78.74 cm) “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” —Frida Kahlo Initially Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was the big […]

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[Book Review] Nothing is Strange by Mike Russell

Originally posted on Ann Reads Them:
Title: Nothing is Strange Author: Mike Russell Genre: Fiction, short stories, surrealism Where I got the book: I received a free e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. My rating: ★★★★☆ Summary: A couple wants to prove that their love is real. A man clones himself. An audience waits…

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5 Days of Short Stories. 4: A Diagnosis of Death by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

A Diagnosis of Death by Ambrose Bierce ‘I am not so superstitious as some of your physicians – men of science, as you are pleased to be called,’ said Hawver, replying to an accusation that had not been made. ‘Some of you – only a few, I confess – believe in the immortality of the […]

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The Curious Art of Claudio Parentela

Claudio Parentela is an Italian artist and freelance journalist. I love his work – it’s so fun, colourful and original. I highly recommend checking out his website, as there are hundreds of amazing images to look at. You can also find his contact details there if you’re interested in purchasing some unique art! a short […]

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5 Days of Short Stories. 3: Flock by Mike Russell

Flock - a short story from Mike Russell's Strange Medicine

Our third short story is Mike Russell’s Flock. Flock    Anthony Tobias Bradshaw sits, as usual, on the 7:00 a.m. train, on his way to work. Dressed in his black raincoat, pin-striped suit, white shirt, black tie and black shoes, Anthony Tobias Bradshaw reads the morning newspaper, either nodding or shaking his head in agreement […]

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10 Surreal Svankmajer Animated Gifs

If there’s one artist whose work lends itself best to animated gifs, it has to be Jan Svankmajer. Enjoy these hilarious and beautiful mini pieces of art!

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