On clothes: Rescued, re-worn, donated, exchanged, and ever on their own journeys around the world.

Like money, garments circulate and are exchanged: among people and around the world. One way to make them circulate is by resuscitating them, rescuing them from wardrobes and chests of drawers and giving them a new life by re-wearing them. What motivates this tendency that, breaking with the linear concept of modern time, reintroduces the … More On clothes: Rescued, re-worn, donated, exchanged, and ever on their own journeys around the world.

The Amicable Return of Roland Barthes

BY NICHOLAS DE VILLIERSAssistant Professor of English and film at the University of North Florida It seems to me that, for a writer, the issue isn’t how to be “eternal” (mythological definition of the “great writer”) but how to be desirable after death. —Roland Barthes, The Preparation of the Novel (303) Almost every journalist I’ve … More The Amicable Return of Roland Barthes

Sherlock Holmes and the famous Kensington Rune Stone

BY LARRY MILLETTArchitectural historian and author of Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery The trouble with fiction, as anyone who wrestles with writing it will tell you, is that it can seldom match the sheer weirdness of reality. Images of the two carved faces of the Kensington Rune Stone (Illinois State Historical Society, 1910) … More Sherlock Holmes and the famous Kensington Rune Stone