Guest Post: ‘Geek Love’, An Intimate Portrait of a Nuclear Family

Before the dust of the departing circus train settles, there is time for a post or two more. June, which was dedicated to the Circus of Horrors (that is, the horror of the circus) certainly lived up to the name. Rather than head into July leaving no trace of the circus behind, I’m bending time… Read More Guest Post: ‘Geek Love’, An Intimate Portrait of a Nuclear Family

‘Sawdust & Sequins: The Art of the Circus’

The story begins โ€œ250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land near Londonโ€™s Waterloo, [when] showman, entrepreneur and equestrian rider Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the worldโ€™s very first circus. […] Every circus, anywhere, began at this moment in 1768.โ€… Read More ‘Sawdust & Sequins: The Art of the Circus’