How Arthur Rackham’s 1907 Drawings for Alice in Wonderland Revolutionized the Carroll Classic, the Technology of Book Art, and the Economics of Illustration
In the 150 years since Lewis Carroll first told the story of Wonderland to the real-life Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has attracted a number of stunning visual interpretations ranging from Salvador Dalí to Yayoi Kusama, but none more influential than those Arthur Rackham (September 19, 1867–September 6, 1939) created in 1907.
Some Haunted Trees in the United States
According to folklore, people are advised to touch wood when threatened by evil. What should one do when the wood itself is the source of evil? Hopefully, we won’t have to find out (Knock on wood! Sorry.). For now, we can explore haunted trees from the safety of our own computers.
Stone Circles That Predate Stonehenge by 500 Years Align With Sun, Moon
The strange and ancient stone circles that stand on the British Isle have always been a bit of a mystery. Exactly why were these circles erected, and what was the thinking or belief system that dictated their layout?
Researchers from Australia have finally answered a few key questions about the stone monuments called “great circles,” including the intent behind their positioning.
The Singing Ringing Tree
The Singing Ringing Tree is a sound sculpture made of steel pipes that looms over fields near Burnley in England. Its song changes depending on the direction of the wind, but is always discordant and droning.
Witch Bottles, Witch Cakes and Hag Stones
Clarke’s charm collection reveals a range of uses, including cures for sore throats and toothache, the protection of seafarers from drowning, good luck charms, and those designed to ward off evil spirits and bewitchments.
Movie Trailer: The Green Knight
From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
The bizarre Cheshire village festival where men dress as crows and dance through the streets
Moulton Crows were seen as the highlight of the Moulton Town Fair and their identities are kept anonymous.
New Study Finds That Crows Are So Intelligent They Understand the Concept of Zero
Crows are incredibly smart. Researchers have already discovered that these sleek, dark birds possess primary, or sensory, consciousness—the ability possessed by humans and some primates to merge memories to think in terms of past and present.
The superstitions and mysteries around Ireland's 'fairy forts'
In the recent past in rural Ireland, many ringforts were associated with fairy activity and supernatural happenings.
British Fantasy Awards 2021: Shortlists announced
Votes have been counted, juries have deliberated, and the final shortlists are set! Here are the nominations for the 2021 British Fantasy Awards, with the winners to be announced at FantasyCon in September.