Snapdragon: A Festive Children’s Game Played With Flaming Food

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Thou art easier swallowed than a flapdragon. Wm. Shakespeare, Love’s Labor’s Lost Since we’re after Halloween but not yet up to Christmas, here’s a weird little bit of folklore and gaming that’s relevant to both. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice is introduced to various fanciful insects by a gnat the size of [Read More...]

Dark Country: Songs For October

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October is a month of lengthening shadows and stirring shades, as the chill creeps in, all things green turn beautiful colors before dying, and the dark presses ever closer. Country and traditional music captures darkness the way no other genre really does. Songs of loss, damnation, violence, madness, murder, suicide, and terrors of both this world and [Read More...]


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