Lots of background work goes into every episode of Rare Book Cafe. We cast a wide net for background information that might inform our discussions and provide diversions when Lindsay Thompson launches into another lecture.
But then the show is over, and- especially if Lindsay's worked up a head of steam- the material may not have all been used!
So here's an out-takes reel from our Scary Show for October 28:
How Did Halloween Go From Being a Holiday for Kids to a Celebration of Adulthood?, Rick Moran, PJ Media, 10/31/2015 (The Gays did it)
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR BOOKSELLERS, Christine Stickles, Book Riot, 10/15/16
Spooktacular Books: Thirteen tales it would be monstrous of you to miss, The American Scholar, October 2015
A Brief History of Horror Literature, Kristin Masters, Books Tell You Why, 10/24/ 2013.
Orson Welles’ Horror Show (Macbeth), Colin Fleming, The Smart Set, 4/30/15
The 50 Scariest Books of All Time, by Emily Temple, Flavorwire, October 9, 2013
A Very Spooky Philosophy Halloween, Existential Comics
Here’s How Long it Would Take for Vampires to Annihilate Humanity, by Ella Morton, Atlas Obscura, 10/27/15
Paranoia, the Devil, and Witchcraft: Books on the Salem Witch Trials, by Anne Rouyer, Supervising Librarian, Mulberry Street Library, New York Public Library, October 27, 2015
14 Terrifying Facts About Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Maureen Monahan, Mental Floss, 10/22/15
Top 10 haunted houses in fiction, Claire Barker, The Guardian, 10/29/15
Bats and Vampiric Lore in Père Lachaise Cemetery,by Allison Meier, Atlas Obscura, 5/27/14
Sympathy for the Devil: Melmoth the Wanderer and the bizarre appeal of gothic horror, by Henry Giardina, Paris Review, October 29, 2015
So You Want to Read Japanese Horror: Here’s Where to Start, Feliza Casano, Unbound Worlds, 10/18/17
Reanimators: Techniques for returning from the land of the dead, Lapham’s Quarterly
12 Morbid Quotes on What the Dead Can Teach Us, by Tom Blunt, Signature, October 31, 2016
Is it Possible to Be Scared to Death?, Katy Heaney, The Atlantic, 9/28/17