Art & Culture: Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk into the Future of Technology by James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson

Art & Culture: Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk into the Future of Technology by James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson

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“A futurist and a cultural historian walk into a bar.” The name of the first chapter is like a lead in to a joke, but is instead the set-up for a deeply interesting book deeply enmeshed in the culture of “what if?”…

Holiday Gift Guide: <i>Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, Hundred-Year History of Classic Horror Films</i> by David Konow

Holiday Gift Guide: Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, Hundred-Year History of Classic Horror Films by David Konow

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It should not be surprising that the author of the definitive guide to heavy metal music should come back with another, similar guide, this time devoted to what some would say is the film world’s heavy metal equivalent. Reel Terror: The Scary,…

Holiday Gift Guide: <i>Books to Die For</i> edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

Holiday Gift Guide: Books to Die For edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

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As much as readers may enjoy selecting their own literary diversions, they’re also curious to know what novels authors themselves have enjoyed. Which makes Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels (Atria/Emily Bestler), a…