". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Faerie Magazine

Reminds one of ye olde Fantasy Magazine, doesn't it?
Faerie Magazine is a lifestyle magazine, for people who love fairies.  It ranks #19 among the 157 lifestyle magazines sold at B&Noble.

Magazines as material creations have mostly fallen off my radar, other than Downbeat, the Lincoln Center Theater ReviewBomb and some others that el V writes for on occasions, and which send him their issues every month or quarterly, depending on what the pub schedule is. So Faerie Magazine is all news to me.  It was established in 2005, pointed toward the Renaissance Faire goers and vendors' market.

Faerie Magazine is published on a quarterly schedule.  One may sign up for a weekly newsletter, filled with offers of diaphanous products and other otherworldly objects.  I am dazzled and enchanted, at least for an ephemeral, crepuscular moment.

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