Gaslight Gathering: A Martian Holiday

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Upon arriving at the Gaslight Gathering Steampunk and Victoriana Convention, I realized that I was underdressed. I had expected this since nothing in my closet resembles anything from the 1800s, but I was still unprepared for the immense detail and time put into each costume. Continue reading

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“Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald”

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“Trouble has lots of forms. There’s financial trouble, and marital trouble, there’s trouble with friends and trouble with landlords and trouble with liquor and trouble with the law. Every sort of trouble I can think of, we’ve tried it out-become expert at some of it, even, so much that I’ve come to wonder whether artists in particular seek our hard times the way flowers turn in their faces toward the sun.”
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“The Daring Ladies of Lowell”

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When I first read the synopsis for Kate Alcott’s new historical fiction The Daring Ladies of Lowell, I was seduced by the idea that I would be reading about the hardships of factory life in 1800s America, Continue reading