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The Kung Fu Wizard of Oz Speaks in Korean

The Strange Pleasure of the Obscure Joke

One of the clichés about humor is…

“I Don’t Think We’re in New Hampshire Anymore!”

We all have memories of Oz…

Why Don’t You Go to Her?

It was in 1866, when the grasshoppers invaded town…

Eye, Eye, Eye!

Revealed at last, the unauthorized history of THE REVELATOR…

Frans Masereel’s Picture Books against War

“Should everything perish, all the books, the photographs and the documents, and we were left only with the woodcuts Masereel has created, through them alone we could reconstruct our contemporary world.”—Stefan Zweig When asked about the Belgium artist Frans Masereel, the two thoughts that immediately come to mind are woodcuts and war.  I do not know an artist who was so wedded to the woodcut in expressing his loathing of war. Although this theme prevailed in many of his books, an examination of his woodcuts in Debout Les morts (Arise Ye Dead, 1917) as reprinted in this issue of THE REVELATOR, provides a vital connection to his subsequent anti-war books; and there were many, as we will discover. Masereel was born in 1889 in an upper-middle class family from Blankenberghe, Belgium.  He showed interest in drawing and remembered a dislike of war from an early age: I can still remember … Continue reading

Dreams of Order, Visions of Chaos

An SF Childhood in Kenya

I met the astronaut in 1989 at the former U.S. Embassy in downtown Nairobi…

The Death and Life of Elodia Harwinton

In hindsight, they should have seen it coming…

The Ashland Waltz

In a week, the entire valley would be underwater…

Oh Those Vermonters! A Photojournal

Our correspondent explores the region that inspired The Whisperer in Darkness

Lovecraft!

In which the hideous truth behind the theme of this issue is revealed…