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Aubrey Longley-Cook: Runaway (2010); Longley-Cook’s blog is here.
From a letter written by Percy Bysshe Shelley to Thomas Love Peacock, August 1821: Lord Byron gets up at two. I get up, quite contrary to my usual custom…at twelve. After breakfast, we sit talking till six. From six till … Continue reading
Annibale Carracci: Christ Crowned with Thorns (16th Century) Phil Roman, director: It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
Happy Cesar Chavez Day! Chavez with his dogs Huelga (“strike”) and Boycott. He originally got them simply as guard dogs, but over time the relationship deepened. Boycott went everywhere with him—and he gave credit to both of them for leading … Continue reading
The strangest duel I ever met with, was one fought Between a dog and a man in the year 1371, in the presence of King Charles V of France… A Gentleman of the Court was supposed to have murdered another, … Continue reading
In Eastern Christian Orthodox iconography, Saint Christopher sometimes appears with the head of a dog. As a consummate outsider who would become the patron saint of travellers, Christopher came to be associated with tales of far-flung peoples who blurred the … Continue reading
From Katherine Morris Lester’s Great Pictures and Their Stories, Book Three (1927): Picture Study is rapidly becoming an important factor in our public school education. “Nearly every progressive city,” says the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C., “is making use of … Continue reading