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‘Coraline’ is About the Fear of Growing Up – And the Realization That It’s Not That Bad

(To celebrate the release of Missing Link, we’re revisiting the stop-motion animated films of Laika this week and discussing why they’re so special. Today: Coraline is an adventure movie where adulthood is the villain.) At first glance, Coraline seems ripe for the haunting of children’s dreams. Henry Selick’s 2009 stop-motion feature adaptation of the Neil Gaiman storybook of the same name is creepy, ghastly, and a little disturbing, with elements that could put an adult-targeted horror film to...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Features, Animation, Portland, James Bond, Alice, Coraline, Cbc, Edward Gorey, Holly, Miriam, Gaiman, Laika

The First American Picture Book, Wanda Gág’s Millions of Cats (1928)

For better (I’d say), or worse, the internet has turned cat people into what may be the world’s most powerful animal lobby. It has brought us fascinating animated histories of cats and animated stories about the cats of gothic genius and cat-loving author and illustrator Edward Gorey; cats blithely leaving inky pawprints on medieval manuscripts and politely but firmly refusing to be denied entry into a Japanese art museum. It has given us no shortage of delightful photos of artists with their c...
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100: Hear the Great San Francisco Poet Read “Trump’s Trojan Horse,” “Pity the Nation” & Many Other Poems

It has been a season of mourning for literature: first the death of Mary Oliver and now W.S. Merwin, two writers who left a considerable imprint on over half a century of American poetry. Considering the fact that founding father of the Beats and proprietor of world-renowned City Lights Bookstore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, turns 100 on March 24th, maybe a few more people have glanced over to check on him. How’s he doing? He's grown "frail and nearly blind," writes Chloe Veltman at The Guard...
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Discover the KattenKabinet: Amsterdam’s Museum Devoted to Works of Art Featuring Cats

Image by T_Marjorie, via Flickr Commons There’s been quite a bit of barking in the media lately to herald the reopening of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, relocating from St. Louis to New York City’s Park Avenue. What’s a cat person to do? Perhaps decompress within Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet… In contrast to the Museum of the Dog’s glitzy, glass-fronted HQ, the Cat Cabinet maintains a fairly low profile inside a 17th-century canal house. (Several visitors have noted in their Trip Advi...
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Edward Gorey, Agent of Chaos

None While well-researched biographies typically depend on people who knew and were close to the subject, Mark Dery uses these interviews and quotes differently in this first-ever biography of screenwriter, illustrator and author Edward Gorey, Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey. From the beginning, Dery makes clear that part of his project is trying to get to the essence of Gorey as a person, and that person's relationship to his creative work. If th...
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‘Born 30 Years Too Early And 100 Years Too Late’: Edward Gorey, Granddaddy Of Kiddie Gothic

“[Consider] the debt owed him by the graphic-novel author Neil Gaiman, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the filmmaker Tim Burton, and any other fantasist who loiters in the dark gardens of childhood. ‘When I was first writing A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ remembers Daniel Handler, the author of the Lemony Snicket series, ‘I was wandering around everywhere saying, ‘I am a complete rip-off of Edward Gorey,’ and everyone said, ‘Who’s that?’ Now everyone says, ‘That’s right; you are a complete rip...
Tags: Art, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Words, Edward Gorey, Daniel Handler, Alison Bechdel, March 2019

An Animated History of Cats: How Over 10,000 Years the Cat Went from Wild Predator to Sofa Sidekick

Dogs sees us as their masters while cats sees us as their slaves. - Anonymous The next time your friend’s pet cat sinks its fangs into your wrist, bear in mind that the beast is probably still laboring under the impression that it’s guarding the granaries. Anthropologist Eva-Maria Geigl’s animated Ted-Ed Lesson, The History of the World According to Cats, above, awards special recognition to Unsinkable Sam, a black-and-white ship’s cat who survived three WWII shipwrecks (on both Axis and...
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Nonfiction: Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

In “Born to Be Posthumous,” Mark Dery probes the “eccentric life” and “mysterious genius” of the illustrator whose books have proved fiendishly irresistible.
Tags: News, Edward, Robert, Edward Gorey, Mark, Gorey, Gottlieb, Dery, Mark Dery, Books and Literature, Robert Gottlieb

Edward Gorey And Frank O’Hara Were The Lucy And Ethel Of Harvard’s Postwar Gay Underground

“Insatiable in his cultural cravings, all-embracing in his tastes, unreserved in his opinions, O’Hara was in many ways Gorey’s intellectual double, down to the fanatical balletomania. … They made a Mutt-and-Jeff pair on campus, O’Hara with his domed forehead and bent, aquiline nose, broken by a childhood bully, walking on his toes and stretching his neck to add an inch or two to his five-foot-seven height, Gorey towering over him at six two.” — Literary Hub
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Edward Gorey's macabre tarot deck from 1966

Some Boing Boing readers may know Edward Gorey without knowing it. The author and illustrator of a 100 (or so) ironic-gothic, darkly droll little picture books with titles like The Beastly Baby, The Deranged Cousins, and The Loathsome Couple, Gorey was the inspiration for YA novels such as Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events books and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, Neil Gaiman’s Caroline, and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before...
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On The Pleasures of Edward Gorey

Recently, I've been fixated on Edward Gorey. He has a new biography out by Mark Dery, and I admire Gorey because he was an uncompromising artist who never let others get too much in the way of his production. He somehow knew what to do, even if it was another nonsense book shaped by the alphabet or made up of limericks. By writing and drawing brief books, Gorey did as he pleased until the outside world caught up with him in the 1970s. He never seemed to cater to anyone, and one symptom of that ...
Tags: England, Movies, Henry James, Edward Gorey, Gorey, Dery, Mark Dery, The Film Doctor, Mallarme Gorey

CS Interview: Supernatural’s Eric Kripke on House With a Clock in its Walls

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment provided with the chance to interview The House with a Clock in its Walls writer Eric Kripke. Check out our exclusive interview with the Supernatural creator below, and click here to purchase the delightful movie on Blu-ray! RELATED: CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls PB = PB || {}; PB.g...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, House, Harry Potter, Ohio, Michigan, John, Patton Oswalt, Eli Roth, Jamie, Edward Gorey, Lewis, Brad Fischer, Jonathan

CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment provided with the chance to interview The House with a Clock in its Walls director Eli Roth, and also provided us with an exclusive clip from the home video release. Check out our exclusive interview and clip below, and click here to purchase the delightful movie on Blu-ray!  PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone =...
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Books of The Times: A New Biography Takes on Edward Gorey, a Stubborn Enigma and Master of the Comic Macabre

Mark Dery’s “Born to Be Posthumous” is an entertaining account of the hard-to-know artist behind “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and other dark delights.
Tags: Art, News, The Times, Edward, Edward Gorey, Mark, Gorey, Dery, Mark Dery, Books and Literature, Writing and Writers

The Post reviews Gorey biography

A peek inside Edward Gorey's modern Gothic world [in print as A gift for making sinister not quite safe]. By Ernest Hilbert Washington Post November 25 2018, p. E13 online at [Author: Mike Rhode]
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In a new biography, a fresh glimpse into the world of macabre illustrator and real-life character Edward Gorey

Mark Dery's excellent "Born to be Posthumous" fills in the life of the author and artist who once confessed: “I look like a real person, but underneath I am not real at all. It’s just a fake persona.”
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Edward Gorey, Mark Dery

8 sexy gifts to queer up your Black Friday shopping

Now that the fights over politics have been fought, the gravy has been sieved and every member of your extended family has been properly alienated...the holiday shopping season begins.
Tags: Black Friday, Lifestyle, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Kate Bush, American Horror Story, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Edward Gorey, Prepared, Fine and Dandy, Nice Collective

Gorey biography reviewed by NPR

'Born To Be Posthumous' Brings Edward Gorey's Name To His Work Michael Schaub November 14, 2018 9 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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'Born To Be Posthumous' Brings Edward Gorey's Name To His Work

Gorey, whose art formed the basis of Mystery! and who was the mind behind The Gashlycrumb Tinies, is undeniably one of the most influential American writers and illustrators of the last century.(Image credit: NPR)
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Edward Gorey Talks About His Love Cats & More in the Animated Series, “Goreytelling”

My childhood discovery of Edward Gorey proved revelatory. I recognized my own bewilderment in the blank expressions of his obsessively-rendered Edwardian children. His characters, imprisoned in starched collars and stays, stared at the world through hollow eyes, struck dumb by alternating currents of absurdity and horror. Every youngster with budding goth and New Romantic sensibilities found themselves drawn into Gorey’s weird worlds. Confessed Goreyphiles like Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman...
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NY City Ballet’s SuperFan

Edward Gorey “was very breezy about his opinions,” tossing them off in an artless manner, Peter Anastos says. “He just sat back and proclaimed evident truths about the company from a lofty cloud.” He had a flair for the bitchy bon mot, dubbing Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins, neither of whom he could abide, “the world’s tallest albino asparagus.” Asked about the moldy chestnuts of the classical repertoire, he sniffed, “Les sylphides? Where they’re all looking for their contact lenses?” That sa...
Tags: Art, Dance, Edward Gorey, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Peter Anastos, NY City Ballet, 11.01.18

"Mr. Gorey himself never really acknowledged his own sexuality. To Mr. Schiff, he described himself as 'reasonably undersexed.'"

"To another interview’s probing question about his sexual orientation, he said, 'I’m neither one thing nor the other particularly.' Later in the interview he added: 'What I am trying to say is that I am a person before I am anything else.' While today’s L.G.B.T.Q. community may read that as a closeted gay man from an earlier generation refusing to come out, 'it’s far more complicated than that,' Mr. Dery said. The few romantic feelings Mr. Gorey confessed to in letters to friends, most of them f...
Tags: Law, Drawing, Cartoons, Asexuality, Sexual Orientation, Edward Gorey, Gorey, Dery, Schiff, Mark Dery, Ann Althouse

Lisa Kereszi’s creepy photos of low-budget scare attractions

[Note: disturbing photos below] Lisa Kereszi “has an eye for the kind of detail that makes you feel like slitting your throat,” Sarah Boxer writes in her New York Times review of an exhibition that included Kereszi’s photos of Governors Island, in New York Harbor. A courtesy phone the color of freshly dried blood; a drinking fountain that somehow manages to look sinister against the traffic-cone orange of the wall behind it; an abandoned motel room whose queasy-green carpet still bears the ghost...
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Edward Gorey Was Eerily Prescient

A new biography celebrates his mysterious life and art.
Tags: News, Edward, Edward Gorey, Mark, Gorey, Dery, Books and Literature, Comic Books and Strips

The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970

 One of our favorite books of 2018 has been The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 by Martin Salisbury.  This is a book for anyone who loves beautiful dust jackets. It traces the evolution of the book jacket from its functional origins as a plain protective covering. Salisbury celebrates the work of more than 50 artists from Rockwell Kent to Edward Gorey and NC Wyeth, and covers several styles including Art Deco from the 1920s and 1930s. Find copies
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32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 18: Strangler of the Swamp!

It occurs to me that there are a great number of When Animals Attack genre films, so in the interests of public safety, it might be a good idea to provide a true cautionary tale for one way to avoid being devoured. This is, of course, courtesy of Hilaire Belloc. Our own Cosette read this for you for one of our poetry celebrations. And of course Belloc puts me in the mood for something about Edward Gorey. Remember the time he won a Tony Award? No? Well, here, he’ll explain. This is part of ...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Poetry, 32 Days of Halloween, Edward Gorey, Gordon, Dracula, Blake Edwards, Hilaire Belloc, Belloc, Charles Middleton

Venom Breaks October Opening Record with $205 Million Globally!

Venom breaks October opening record with $205 million globally Columbia Pictures’ Venom is officially the #1 movie in the world and has achieved the biggest opening in October both domestically and internationally. The Spider-Man less spin-off opened to $80 million domestically, obliterating the previous record for highest opening weekend in October set by Gravity (5$5.78 million back in 2013). Internationally, the film took in $125.2 million, beating out the life time gross of some high pr...
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Night School is at the Top of the Class, Opening to $28 Million Domestically

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Night School is at the top of the class, opening to $28 million domestically Universal Pictures‘ new comedy Night School opened as the #1 movie in America this weekend, bringing in an estimated $28 million domestically and another $5.5 million from 19 international territories including the U.K. & Ireland, making its worldwide total  $33.5 million for the weekend. The film’s opening is a slightly lower than average take for Hart’s career, below the likes of Ride Along ($41...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, America, Ireland, House, Anna Kendrick, Cbs, Box Office, Paul Feig, Eli Roth, Universal Pictures, Edward Gorey, Hart, Blake, Gale Anne Hurd, Central Intelligence

The House with a Clock in its Walls Finds $26.85 Million at Box Office

The House with a Clock in its Walls finds $26.85 million at box office Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s The House with a Clock in its Walls opened to the #1 position at the domestic box office, bringing in $26.85 million and giving director Eli Roth a new record opening (his previous highest opening was 2006’s Hostel with $19.5 million). Internationally The House with a Clock in Its Walls opened in just14  markets this weekend, including Germany and Brazil, for an early total o...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Lionsgate, Germany, Blake Lively, House, Anna Kendrick, Sony, Brazil, Box Office, Paul Feig, Eli Roth, Michelle Yeoh, Edward Gorey, Annabelle, Rick

Four The House With a Clock in its Walls Clips Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Four The House With a Clock in its Walls clips released Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment has released four new clips from their forthcoming fantasy film The House with a Clock in its Walls ahead of the film’s release next week. The short clips feature witty insult banter, a moving ship painting, a pooping grass lion sculpture and terrible spell chants, check them all out below (via Bloody Disgusting)! RELATED: Old School The House With a Clock in its Walls IMA...
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