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Clark Kent, Queen Victoria, and Alice: A Trip into 'Oedipus in Disneyland'

Clark Kent, Queen Victoria, and Alice: A Trip into ‘Oedipus in Disneyland’

Scouring the Headpress shelves, Jennifer Wallis falls down the rabbit hole with probably the only book to bring together Clark Kent, Queen Victoria, and Alice in Wonderland. Advert for Molloy's ... Read More
George and the Dragon, Sid James and Peggy Mount

What we’re watching: Rocks, smut, and Sid James

Jennifer Wallis gives us a rundown of what’s playing on the Headpress screen this week, from vertigo-inducing documentaries to laconic sixties comedies. Valley Uprising Released in 2014, this documentary seems ... Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, the “practically unsinkable” man!

Ladies and gentlemen, the “practically unsinkable” man!

The strange but true tale of drowning, dogs, and inflatable men. Ladies and gentlemen, Henry Silvester, the “practically unsinkable” man! ... Read More
Top 3: Thriller episodes

Top 3: Thriller episodes

Do you like your horror homely? JENNIFER WALLIS picks her top three Thriller episodes and considers their nostalgic and aesthetic appeal. If you’ve exhausted your stock of DVDs and watched everything ... Read More
Uh-Oh, We’re in Trouble: Sweetness and Subversion in 90s Pop

Uh-Oh, We’re in Trouble: Sweetness and Subversion in 90s Pop

Sweet and subversion - the combative cuteness of 90s pop duo Shampoo ... Read More
Fighting terror with trading cards in Reagan’s America

Fighting terror with trading cards in Reagan’s America

Trading cards are something of a US institution. Many feature sports personalities. Some don't, such as the Terrorist Attack Educational Cards of the 1980s ... Read More
From snow globes to barb wire: Five History picks

From snow globes to barb wire: Five History picks

From a Victorian gentleman fascinated with working women to a pageant for barb wire, here are five top picks in History books by Jennifer Wallis ... Read More
Eerie Tales and Unsettling Stories: A Personal History of Teen Horror Fiction

Eerie Tales and Unsettling Stories: A Personal History of Teen Horror Fiction

As many of us find solace in ‘comfort reading’, JENNIFER WALLIS revisits teen horror fiction of the 1980s and 90s, from Point Horror to ‘spooky’ anthologies ... Read More
Victimologies: Harriet and True Crime Fiction

Victimologies: Harriet and True Crime Fiction

Originally published in 1934, Elizabeth Jenkins’ Harriet is an unsettling account of murder, one that foregrounds victims rather than perpetrators ... Read More
Don’t F**k With Cats and the Online Spectacle of Death

Don’t F**k With Cats and the Online Spectacle of Death

A critical look at the Netflix documentary series, Don’t F**k With Cats, which has earned both praise and opprobrium for its exploration of the case of Luka Magnotta. By Jennifer ... Read More