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New Online: Unique Collection of Censored Japanese Books (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: Unique Collection of Censored Japanese Books. “The Library’s Asian Division has digitized an archive comprising more than 1,000 marked-up copies of monographs and galley proofs censored by the Japanese government in the 1920s and 1930s. 25 more words

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Review: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

“And there they were, arrived; and it was San Salvatore; and their suit-cases were waiting for them; and they had not been murdered.”

The Enchanted April follows four women as they decide to take a break from their dreary lives in gray London, for a month away in the Italian country side – where they rent a villa together.

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Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

April 22, 1920
Turtle Lake, North Dakota
Henry Layer kills his neighbors, 5 of their 6 children, and a chore boy following an argument

Layer had visited the Wolf farm with a complaint regarding Wolf’s dog biting one of Layer’s cows. 363 more words

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High Treason (1929)

Widely regarded as the British response to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis with some very obvious aesthetic similarities, High Treason is a film that veers on the more dismal side of visions of a future society, with the world once again on the brink of war and the populace being militarized. 811 more words


The Man from Beyond (1922)

Harry Houdini – possibly the most famous of all escapologists and stage magicians – had been making short films of his escape routines since 1906 and began making started making actual narrative films in 1918 when he signed a contract with producer B.A. 612 more words


The Waste Land Revisited

The Waste Land Revisited

Correction. Perhaps April is not the cruellest month.
A first line to shock, give a jolt.
A reference to Chaucer some cottoned on to. 384 more words

Chimneys And Clouds, A Collection Of Poems By Philip Dodd

43. Steamboat Bill, Jr.

May 12, 1928
United Artists
Directed by Buster Keaton and Charles Reisner

The day before, he got the dreaded news. His production company was finished. He would no longer be able to make independent movies. 280 more words