Love Letters: James Joyce to Nora Barnacle (1909)

James Joyce was a colossal talent. He also wrote exceptionally dirty love letters to his muse and wife Nora Barnacle. Sotheby’s reported an erotic letter from Joyce to Barnacle was sold to a collector for £240,800 in 2005.

Famous Love Letters: Henry Miller and Anais Nin (1932)

Anais Nin wrote several controversial books exploring her sexuality including a 1932 memoir about her affair with American writer Henry Miller.

The Margins: Ep.03 – “The Dreamer and The Dreamed”

In “The Dreamer and the Dreamed” a sorcerer’s apprentice faces terrifying psychic tests to master the art of dreaming. In a dramatized mashup, using excerpts from Carlos Castaneda’s 1974 book Tales of Power, archival radio interview clips and original music, a portrait emerges of the young Castaneda’s first encounters with the enigmatic Yaqui sorcerer Don Juan who teaches him that reality is just “perceptions” and the code of the shaman.

Writer-Producer: Francesca Robin; Cavanaugh.Bardo
Audio Engineering: Tim Baron of TimBaronVideo
Production Company: Liquescence Media

Sex & Food in Cinema: Czech Film “Intimate Lighting” (1965)

Sex & Food in Cinema Series “I like you, Stepa.” The Teasing Fruit Scene.”Intimate Lighting” (Intimní osvětlení), a 1965 film by New Wave Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer .

Sex & Food in Cinema: “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (1989) – Daring Rendezvous

The daring rendezvous scene. “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” is director Peter Greenaway’s brilliant, innovative, disturbing, lurid entre into the Romance Crime genre. In this scene, in Albert’s restaurant and thug hangout Le Hollandais, Georgina and Michael sneak surreptitious looks at one another while eating dessert as The Thief rumbles and booms.

Sex & Food in Cinema: Uma Thurman Eats an Entire Plate of Tempting Desserts (1996)

Set in Los Angeles during the pre-Twitter age when people still smoked in coffee houses and read the personal ads in the back pages of the LA Weekly. In this clip from the 1996 romantic comedy “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” (a modern romance remix on the imposter theme), Noelle (Uma Thurman), pretending to be veterinarian and pet show radio host Abby Barnes (Janeane Garofalo), tries but can’t resist a plate of assorted desserts.

The Margins: Oddly-Shaped Ideas [Trailer]

It has a late night radio vibe. In a mix of stories about obsessions and the supernormal, fiction (all genres), interview mashups, dramatic readings from obscure, trippy journals, audio dramas and collage, the podcast explores the idea that there are thoughts living between the spaces, in the cracks of things you can’t explain. In The Margins of oddly-shaped ideas. Some episodes are a fleeting three or four minutes; others can rock an hour.

Produced by Liquescence Media

The Margins: Ep.01 – “The Book Encounter”

When Professor Diana Walsh Pasulka wrote “American Cosmic, UFOs, Religion, Technology” she experienced a number of bizarre and strange coincidences and synchronicities during the creative process involving the cult movie Fight Club, a Saint that bleeds every January and weird “Book Encounters.” We take a tour of them in this episode of The Margins: Oddly-Shaped Ideas.

Writer-Producer: Francesca Robin
Audio Engineering: Tim Baron of TimBaronVideo
Production Company: Liquescence Media

The Margins: Ep.02 – “Jilted Blue Silk Dress”

This episode of The Margins, “Jilted Blue Silk Dress,” is adapted from an actual letter from a would-be bridegroom who describes a haunting precognitive vision that changes his future. It was published in the 1889 issue of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, the first science organization to investigate paranormal phenomena.

* Writer-Producer: Francesca Robin
* Audio Engineering: Tim Baron of TimBaronVideo
* Production Company: Liquescence Media