It is the middle of March; about time for some news. Do you agree? I have a smattering of 19th century/modern-esque news to offer up this month. Eight juicy morsels from the macabre to the delightful and some peculiar journalism with a dash of anthropological findings thrown in, for good measure. Unfortunately no news on Downton Abbey, this time around. However, Sherlockians may want to take note, if they have not seen the news below already. Enjoy, the aggregate, Dear Readers.
- What makes a diorama creepy? Dead animals, no matter how whimsical the set up.
- Will the Real Sherlock, please stand up?
- Who does not enjoy a cartographic mash-up? Victorian London, now, superimposed.
- Deadwood Dentist Discovering Deceased. How is that for alliteration? Dentist is quoted to saying he is fascinated how the professional tools and procedures have not varied widely from the 19th century. Fascinated?! Frankly, I am disconcerted!
- When technology runs rampant . . . oh, what a tangled web of wires we weave!
- Belle Epoque Films! Need any more enticement? There is a three minute video of a jovial ballet, comedy, and drama vignette. The ballet is rather amusing.
- Bringing the Civil War into your living room!– I have not quite decided if this is “awesome” or a bit creepy.