Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Owl Dance by David Lee Summers Review

I married into a very interesting family. Most of them are Mennonites (though not as Amish as you might think), but a few of them are Baha’i. If you aren’t familiar, this faith is largely based on peaceful coexistence and equality. I’d never encountered a Baha’i character in literature before. But Owl Dance features a main character who brings her belief system to the rugged Southern US when she leaves Persia. Fatemeh, and her strange propensity for talking to and understanding owls, play a major role in the fate of the entire world in this weird West Steampunk tale. When she arrives in Socorro, New Mexico, … Continue reading Owl Dance by David Lee Summers Review

Review: Victorian Vices at Ed Fringe 2014

The Durham-based company, Another Soup, has two back-to-back shows this year at the Space on Niddry St. Both are promenade musicals, meaning that the actors move in and out of the audience to give them an immersive experience. I have … Continue reading Review: Victorian Vices at Ed Fringe 2014