May 5, 2018

Saturdays of the world, unite!


“Women Working in a Rice Field” by Fabián de la Rosa, born 149 years ago today.

Well, well, well. Here we are again: it’s Saturday in the universe, and all is well. Or, more exactly, all is fairly calamitous, but let’s do what we can to keep the world in one piece. The bruised mud-cloud known as 2018 is now 34¼% of the way to passing and there’s a lot going on.

Here at the blog, we’ve had a busy week:

We were also most delighted to publish:

However one feels about the legacy of Karl Marx, born 200 years ago today—and there is no shortage of ways to feel—he was certainly among the most influential authors who’ve ever lived.

There were, as ever, a couple of stories we just didn’t get to:

We released one new paperback this week:

And, finally, it is Saturday, and you want—nay, deserve—nay, require a cartoon. Today being the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, it seems a good time to enjoy The Shooting Range, Soviet animator Vladimir Tarasov’s classic 1979 depiction of hardscrabble life in the US. This one’s a little intense, but, then, so is life. Enjoy:

And that’s that! Get some rest, stay cool, and we’ll see you right back here Monday morning. It’s going to be an… eventful week. But don’t worry, we’ll walk you through.