January 6, 2018

Happy New Saturday!


Today marks, by conventional scholarly reckoning, the 606th birthday of saint, soldier, and OG badass Joan of Arc!

Ok, we made it! We’re all here! It’s happening! The spirit is upon us. 2018 is up, running, and, as of right now, 1.64% over. Alright.

And friends, it is alright, because we, the hard-bloggin’, much-readin’, well-meanin’ folks of MobyLives are officially back in the saddle. We came in hard at mid-week — here’s an update on what we wrote and where we’re at:

“Paolo and Francesca da Rimini” by Gustave Doré, born 186 years ago today.

As ever, there was some news we just didn’t get to:

And finally: it is Saturday, the very first Saturday of a very new year, and you deserve a treat. Usually, we spend these mornings with some excellent cartoonage, but today, in honor of the possibility that things may just get a little better, is something that’s technically not a cartoon — a record of what was going on in America sixty years ago this week. Enjoy it, get some rest, and we’ll see you right back here on Monday for our first full week of blogging, 2018 style.