Speakeasy Dollhouse

OK, I love this. Artist Cynthia von Buhler created dollhouse miniatures to try to solve her bootlegger grandfather's 1935 murder.  The result is Speakeasy Dollhouse, which grew from a series of dollhouse sets to an "immersive experience" theater project (seems a bit in line with Sleep No More, perhaps?).  As a big fan of Frances …

“We Are Your Friends”

My dear friend F. Lee has a new webcomic up at New Paradigm Studios called Justice Is Nocturnal.  Go check it out -- the art is stunning (like always) and it's a wonderful mythological twist on noir. I know a little of what's in store, and I can't wait for more!

“Murder By Numbers”

I think I'll save a full write-up until the show is finished, but I have to say I feel like I've been waiting for The Bletchley Circle my whole life. It's about a group of female codebreakers in post-WWII Britain solving serial murders.  This is absolutely everything I love -- feminism, friendship, mystery, period drama, …

“Break It Up”

So over on Salon, Christopher Wallace has a piece about English detectives and asexuality.  I'm reading along, going, 'Yes, yes, OK' -- anyone with two wits to rub together could figure out that Holmes was probably asexual -- until I came to this: It is a tricky thing, making of an abstemious protagonist a vivid …