For some, this week is the start of Spring Break! For those wondering how to spend their break, the pulps have a few suggestions. As the covers below show, a week on the beach doesn’t just mean binge drinking and partying. It also means excitement, mystery, romance, and maybe even a hurricane!
This 4th of July, while celebrating America’s birthday, don’t forget that there was a time when superheroes not only starred in movies but also made the world safe for democracy! From World War II, here is a gallery of patriotic super heroes fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy today!
Not even the most powerful of heroes could do it alone. For that reason, when they weren’t beating the enemy in their own backyard, they were encouraging their readers to support the armed forces by buying war bonds.
Over the course of World War II, 85 million Americans purchased war bonds totaling an estimated $185 billion.
Finally, what other way to end this patriotic post than with a musical tribute to the Star-Spangled Man With A Plan?
And to all the real, flesh-and-blood heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to save the world from tyranny, thank you.
Today, we observe International Dinosaur Day!
The first recorded discover of dinosaur fossils occurred in 1820 and, since then, dinosaur remains have been found on all seven continents. According to CheckiDay: “Richard Owen, an English anatomist, came up with the word “Dinosauria” in 1842. The word comes from the Greek word “deinos,” meaning terrible or fearfully great, and “sauros,” meaning reptile or lizard. He applied the term to three animals that fossilized bones had been found of over the previous few decades.”
The best way to observe today is to go down to a museum and take a look at the fantastic creatures who inhabited this planet before human beings came along. But if you can’t get to a museum today, check out these magazine and paperback covers below. Not surprisingly, dinosaurs were very popular with the pulps. Here’s just a few of them:
4 Shots from 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots from 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!
In honor of Slow Art Day, here are…
4 Shots From 4 Films
Today is Slow Art Day, which is a day in which we are encouraged to celebrate art by going to a museum taking our time to truly appreciate what we’re seeing. This also seems like the perfect day to select Jane Zhang’s Dust My Shoulders Off for our music video of the day!
The video features Zhang at a museum, literally becoming a part of 11 different paintings. Over the course of the video, the following paintings are recreated:
Nighthawks by Edward Hopper
Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh
The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet
Meisje met de parel by Johannes Vermeer
Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth
Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
The Scream by Edvard Munch
The Temptation of St. Anthony by Salvador Dalí
Ascending and Descending by M.C. Escher
The Son of Man by René Magritte
With the release of Avengers: Infinity War right around the corner, Marvel has released a whole new collection of character posters! Just in case you were wondering who, from the MCU, is going to show up in Infinity War, here’s a partial reminder!
(By the way, the answer would appear to be just about everyone who has ever appeared in an MCU film!)
To those who observe the holiday, happy Easter!
Above, we have a picture of Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol posing with two rabbits. I’m not really sure whether or not this picture was actually taken for Easter but let’s pretend like it was. Andy certainly doesn’t look very happy with his rabbit.
Fortunately, he appears to be in a better mood in the picture below, which also features both Edie and Catherine Deneuve.
And, finally, in this next picture, Andy is finally actually smiling. How couldn’t you smile with that many rabbits around? Seriously, rabbits are incredibly cute.
Finally, let’s end this with Andy Warhol’s 1982 painting, Eggs: