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K. A. Laity
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My thoughts have turned perhaps inexorably to the intersection of crime and magic in the Middle Ages, as my interests seem to intensify where they overlap. Or it just amuses me as I turn my mind to other topics to exercise other muscles in my head (so to…
My thoughts have turned perhaps inexorably to the intersection of crime and magic in the Middle Ages, as my interests seem to intensify where they overlap. Or it just amuses me as I turn my mind to...
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The Fall at Glasto

Thanks to the BBC I didn’t have to get muddy.
Thanks to the BBC I didn't have to get muddy.
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Kim’s final Monday Methods post for us.  Monday Methods – Continuum At the beginning, there are only words. They don’t necessarily relate. Like a pile of excitable puppies, they fall all over each other, tumbling out and racing around with too much…
Kim’s final Monday Methods post for us.  Monday Methods – Continuum At the beginning, there are only words. They don’t necessarily relate. Like a pile of excitable puppies, they fall all over each other, tumbling out and racing around with too much energy, not enough focus. Adjectives aplenty! Adverbs gone … Read more →
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Airships & Alchemy 14.5: Orléans

They had an easy time following the yellow flags along the route. Here and there people had gathered to watch the famous race. Helen could not quite believe that her little obsession had become the talk of Paris—and beyond! She waved to the latest knot of…
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Over at my History Witch column, I explain something that I’ve come to call ‘The Great Conflation’ or what Michael D. Bailey theorised about how a Dominican theologian might have inadvertently changed history, leading to the specific gendered nature of…
Over at my History Witch column, I explain something that I've come to call 'The Great Conflation' or what Michael D. Bailey theorised about how a Dominican theologian might have inadvertently chan...
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The Dundee city centre penguins not only entertain, they are also apparently masters of martial arts. One of the statues outside the City Churches has been dressed up in a karate outfit by Kanzen Karate, complete with 1st Dan black belt. Chief Instructor Sensei Roy O’Kane said: “Our penguin student has been training diligently for some time …
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Hi everyone, welcome back to Not The Fox News. The Sun is shining, the weather is good, awards season is in full swing and we have a special correspondent to fill you in on what you missed. Former President and full time fictional person Jed Bartlet!    …
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    Writer, 1995 - present
  • College of Saint Rose
    Associate Professor, 2006 - present
  • NUI Galway
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"Laity is a very remarkable sorceress indeed."
         -- Elizabeth Hand
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    Medieval Studies
  • University of Southern California
    International Relations
  • Michigan State University
    James Madison College
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The Great Conflation
witchesandpagans.com

A big change happened in the history of magic that lead to the widespread witch hunts of the Early Modern era (and on into the so-called Age

Meditations on Hávamál: 57-60
witchesandpagans.com

Meditations on Hávamál: 57-60 -- an ongoing translation project of the Old Norse poem of viking wisdom

Letter to a Young Nonprivileged Poet by Sandra Simonds
blog.bestamericanpoetry.com

Letter to a Young Nonprivileged Poet: Sometimes younger poets come to me and they want to know how to get his or her voice out there in poet

Brit Grit Alley ~ Out of the Gutter Online
www.outofthegutteronline.com

DS Eddie Kane is on the rampage in North London. He is reckless, dissolute, dangerous and out of control. His past is chaos, his present, co

Night Escape ~ Out of the Gutter Online
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Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Posted in: Entertainment, Flash Fiction, Noel Osualdini, Rosemary's Baby, The Flash Fiction Offensive. S

The Newest Guggenheim Will Be a Black Lighthouse | The Creators Project
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The black building, 'Art in the City,' wins the design competition to become the new Guggenheim Helsinki.

Submission Guidelines
flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com

Welcome to FlashFlood an international flash-fiction journal created by you and edited by a team of volunteer editors on behalf of National

John + Gena: dynamite on screen and off
www.bfi.org.uk

Fiery and tempestuous, John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands are one of cinema's great husband-wife partnerships. We survey their 10 films toget

GUEST BLOGPOST
lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com

Hi folks, If you get a chance, slip on over to a guestpost I'm doing for Jenny Hansen at http://writersinthestormblog.com/2015/06/how-action

The Ripliad: A Sexagennial with Patricia Highsmith’s Charming Monster by...
www.criminalelement.com

Edward A. Grainger discusses the Ripliad and looks back at the last 60 years of Patricia Highsmith's gentleman killer Tom Ripley.

Twilight of the Professors
www.truthdig.com

Historians argue that the post-WWII expansion of higher education turned a generation of would-be intellectual troublemakers into professors

Mob rules: Party Girl and the Blacklist | Bradlands | Sight & Sound
www.bfi.org.uk

Writing about Nicholas Ray’s Party Girl (1958) in Cahiers du Cinema 107 (May 1960), Fereydoun Hoveyda notoriously claimed: “If people insist

Twenty Questions With Patti Abbott
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There are few people as responsible for my development as a writer than Patti Abbott, though she may not be aware of it. The periodic flash

Remembering Julie Harris, costume designer for Bond and Hitchcock
www.bfi.org.uk

Curator Josephine Botting pays tribute to the late, Oscar-winning costume designer, one of our last surviving links with the golden age of B

Twice-Murdered: Pasolini as Street Art
hyperallergic.com

ROME– Pier Paolo Pasolini is the JFK of Italy: a figure of courage and freedom for some; for others, polarization and dismay. His death, for

Henry A. Giroux | Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption
www.truth-out.org

Academics and social movements must reclaim the university and transform it into a public space.

Steven ‘The Butcher’ Soderbergh Part 3 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Welcome to the second part of a series on Steven ‘The Butcher’ Soderbergh, wherein I take a look…