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Escaping the Red Room: Why Ex Machina is a Better 21st Century Bluebeard than Fifty Shades of Grey

It’s a tale as old as time, as Angela Lansbury sang in one of its better film versions – a virginal young girl is whisked away by a dark, brooding and fabulously wealthy man to his remote but spectacular home; all that stands in the way of her romantically melting his cold heart is the locked room that contains the mysterious secret of his dark past. 2,254 more words


To Bump Up Your Vocabulary, Do This

THE advice is not new: to enhance your vocabulary, read. And it’s not new precisely because it’s the only way you can increase your wordpower. You can’t possibly keep a well-stocked pantry if you don’t visit the grocer’s. 586 more words

Isak Dinesen

Bluebeard's Folly (Found Poetry)

Picture credit: “The Last Door of Bluebeard” by David et Myrtille


Bluebeard’s Folly

All women, watching, waiting;

Men, the ancient foe,

Bluebeardian force,

without conscious origin, 62 more words



They are pushing

blue through your skin,

coming in with the snow.

I am rolling against

them with the pads

of my fingers.

It is ringing.

You are silence.

The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

The final book in our season of fairytale retellings is an enchanting novella from an independent publisher.

Rhea is an ordinary miller’s daughter, engaged to be married under suspicious circumstances to a man not of her choosing.

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Advance Planning: January 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 1/14)

Here are several more shows for this month, including two later this week.  The Loyales are a name you haven’t seen here before, but that is… 43 more words

Live NYC

I Don't Know About Beauty, but Rosamund Hodge's Cruel Beauty Is a Cruelly Disappointing Yawn

Part Beauty and the Beast, part Bluebeard’s Castle, part classic Greek Mythology–mix them together and what do you get? Well, one would assume something tasty, as all sorts of great ingredients exist there. 602 more words

New Ya Lit