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Bringing Montreal's History to Life

This year is both Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and as such, I recently had a small part to play in the Pointe-à-Callière Museum’s exhibit on the archaeological excavation of the first Fort Montreal, which was a very small stockade, right where the Pointe museum is today. 455 more words

Location: Montreal

Why You Shouldn't Delay Reading The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson...

‘I’m embarrassed by how long I resisted Emily Dickinson’s “Complete Poems,” and I’m struck by how much my copy means to me now. As a daft young punk I too often sought out reckless emotion and vulgar effects, the same way one sometimes wants, when callow and feckless, to date a person with obvious physical attributes. 371 more words

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'Whitmanesque' Meets 'Dickinsonian' in the Poetry of the Dickman Twins

One August afternoon, Michael and Matthew Dickman boarded a bus in Lents, the working-class neighborhood in southeast Portland, Oregon, where they grew up. Michael, who is six feet one and a half inches, with pale, freckled skin, sandy hair, and blue-green eyes behind glasses, and who was wearing a frayed blue shirt and a blue sun hat, slid into a seat toward the back of the bus. 6,483 more words

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Sherlock Holmes & "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual" by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1896

—The Sherlock Holmes Files—

The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual

by Arthur Conan Doyle

(The Strand Magazine, xxxx)

An anomaly which often struck me in the character of my friend Sherlock Holmes was that, although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind, and although also he affected a certain quiet primness of dress, he was none the less in his personal habits one of the most untidy men that ever drove a fellow-lodger to distraction. 7,570 more words

Horror & "The Weird"

Sherlock Holmes & "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1910

—The Sherlock Holmes Files—

The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot

by Arthur Conan Doyle

(The Strand Magazine, 1910*)


In recording from time to time some of the curious experiences and interesting recollections which I associate with my long and intimate friendship with Mr Sherlock Holmes, I have continually been faced by difficulties caused by his own aversion to publicity. 10,070 more words

Horror & "The Weird"

'Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials', 1979

Exhibit / July 25, 2017

Object Name: Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials
Maker and Year: Wayne Barlowe, Beth Meacham and Ian Summers (text), Ballantine Books, 1979… 610 more words


"Dawn" --- A Love Poem by Mick A. Quinn, 2017


It’s more than the flower–
although every pale petal is important
if this incantation is to breathe;
stand; lift up its leg; and
dance. It’s even more… 182 more words

Art & Illustration