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10 Weird Foods the Victorians Ate

The Victorians gobbled down some strange foods, from jellied eels to boiled calf's head. Times really have changed. We might cringe at the thought of eating some of the foods on this list, but more than a century ago, many of these dishes were considered treats and delicacies. a 1) Jellied Eels - Yep! You heard it.... Continue Reading →

Sweet William’s Ghost: A Deadly Ballad

A dead lover returns to his still-alive fiance in the form of an apparition. He asks her to free him of their engagement or he's bound for hell (dramatic much?). That's essentially the gist of this English Ballad, which has many lyrical and musical variations. Of course, there's a push and pull between the ghost... Continue Reading →

A 19th Century Prison Wedding

On the night of November 13, 1885, a buggy rolled up to the Chatham Hill Gaol under the cover of darkness. Out leaped 18 year-old Mollie Downes, her brother, and a minister. What was this young woman about to do? Marry a prisoner, of course. a a Her beloved, James Fauntleroy, was in the Virginian... Continue Reading →

Publication in Suspense Magazine!

Please check out my latest publication! "Do You Hear the Coffin Bell?", a Victorian short story filled with suspense, was republished in Suspense Magazine's Winter 2019 issue. Suspense Magazine's Winter 2019 issue can be accessed here. Between interviews with the likes of Dean Koontz and Janet Evanovich in this issue, you can find little, ol'... Continue Reading →

The Installation in San Francisco of ‘Tides’, a Two-Ton Sculpture by Our Issue 01 Artist, Yoko Kubrick

Check out this blog post on Bold + Italic about the sculpture featured in it’s 1st issue!

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In the very first issue of Bold + Italic, we had the opportunity to feature a sculpture, titled Tides, inspired by the ocean waves. Kubrick crafted it in Tuscany, Italy of Carrara marble. She tells us it was completed on a commission for the University of San Francisco (commissioned by the graduating class of 1968 for the 50th anniversary of their graduation when it was an all-women’s college – Lone Mountain Women’s College.)

Tides is now located at the top of the Lone Mountain campus staircase in the Sacred Heart Garden – “which for me,” Kubrick says, “is arguably one of the most beautiful views in all of San Francisco.”

“Tides was inspired by the Banzai Pipeline, a surf reef break on the North Shore of Oahu, where I lived as a child. Through this form, I try to express reverence for the beauty, movement, fluidity, and energy…

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