Category Archives: Cartoons

Trump an ironic Perseus

I only just came across this cover of Der Spiegel by Edel Rodriguez from last year, but it’s a clever take on Cellini’s Perseus (which I’ve written about before). The image of beheading calls to mind ISIS terrorists–for this reason, … Continue reading

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Post in which social media doesn’t suck

So, I’m in Milwaukee for the Film & History conference where I gave a talk on Nina Paley’s film, Sita Sings the Blues and her ongoing Seder-Masochism project. Vince Tomasso, one of the other attendees, has been tweeting the conference, … Continue reading

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Precious Moldering Pleasures

A precious—mouldering pleasure—’tis— To meet an Antique Book— In just the Dress his Century wore— A privilege—I think— His venerable Hand to take— And warming in our own— A passage back—or two—to make— To Times when he—was young— His quaint … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar, the Hulk, and other Illeists

I’m getting ready to teach Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar this morning, and am reminded of the protagonist’s tendency to refer to himself in the third person, as in Act I scene 2: Who is it in the press that calls on me? … Continue reading

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Sewanee Crite prints

A few weeks ago, I made mention of some intaglio prints made by the African-American artist, Allan Crite, that depicted scenes from the Creed as imagined around Sewanee. In that post, I asked: I wonder, too, whether Crite’s original prints … Continue reading

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An Ancient Source for the Winking Pizza Chef

According to a piece on pizza box art on the CBS News website today, “The caricature of a smiling mustachioed chef has been a popular feature of pizza boxes for decades. Sources say it dates back to the 1950s, to a … Continue reading

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Inde Ira et Lacrimae

   “Cuius non audeo dicere nomen? quid refert dictis ignoscat Mucius an non?” Pone Tigillinum, taeda lucebis in illa              qua stantes ardent qui fixo gutture fumant … It has been a bitter time for satire these past few weeks.  In … Continue reading

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