Thy songs were made for the pure and free

“The Minstrel Boy” always gets me. Here a seven-year-old child sings it–scroll to the second recording–in 1904, at a family Christmas, not long before their “short twentieth century” began. Link via TKB.

Edward Gorey’s Tarot Set
“Opening the Time Capsule: The Forgotten Era of Black Indie Film”
Voices from the Fire: Medieval Jewish Martyr Laments
“Haunted Hollywood”: I watch “Maps to the Stars”
About Eve Tushnet