Some antique books are very rare. Some are worth thousands of dollars. Others, we run across at practically every book fair and shop, like the early-20th century copies of Rudyard Kipling’s novels and poetry. They’re a great, inexpensive collector’s item and practically everyone has one. They usually have a nice, bright red cover with gilded … More Rudyard Kipling’s Uncomfortable Association with the Swastika: What’s Up With That?
For the average individual in the 1930s, times were dark and hard. But on the silver screen and between the pages of the latest dime store novels, times were dark and glamorous. Noir burst onto the scene with instant classics like The Thin Man and The Public Enemy, dark, confused plots complemented by one-liners and … More Ode to the 1930s