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July 2012 Articles (25)

Fourth of July, 1941

Vale, Oregon. Five months and three days before the attack on Pearl Harbor:

Citizens take off their hats during the Pledge of Allegiance radio program.

This picture, made by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration and preserved in the Library of Congress archives, is brought to us by Shorpy. Here's some more, same location, same date, same photographer:…


Added by lord_k on July 4, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Voice of Diesel City

Lots of things about Diesel City have seen said and written on these latest weeks, in lots of places, by lots of people. Sure enough, most of them were nice things, making me feel so very proud.

One voice was missing, though, the voice of someone who definitely has something to say about Diesel City. Someone I'm so happy and honored to have the name of bound up with the whole Diesel City project. Someone, though, who was never to give himself the credit for all his hard, wonderful…


Added by Stefan on July 3, 2012 at 3:46pm — 5 Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Interview with Atari Chaffin, creator of the Cthulhu Tiki

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

A few weeks ago, we threw our gaze upon The Horror In Clay, a Cthulhu Cult-inspired tiki from Jonathan "Atari" Chaffin. Since then, it's been blowing other Kickstart projects out of the water. Whether the world has suddenly succumbed to tiki-madness or the Cult supports their own, I'll never know. However, I…


Added by Tome Wilson on July 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

El Investigador N°17 issue

Once again El Investigador the monthly retrofuturistic themed online magazine is out with another dieselpunk issue.

This time it´s dedicated about Noir

Hope you like it, even if you can´t read spanish....

Just click …


Added by N. Inmunsapá on July 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Airships and Kimonos

Dieselpunk doesn't really exist as a genre in Japan. There are some anime that suit the genre aesthetics (I'll write about them some other time) but the historical period itself is a fascinating and singular one in the nation's history.

The Taisho period lasted from 1912 to 1926 and was a time of liberalism and…


Added by John Paul Catton on July 1, 2012 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

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