The Gilded Century

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Astounding Stories, May, 1930

thegildedcentury:

Astounding Stories, May, 1930

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Astounding Science Fiction, April, 1943

thegildedcentury:

Astounding Science Fiction, April, 1943

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Life, August 28, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, August 28, 1944

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How Martina Was Won: First Person Shooter

“These are the legendary times the scene needs to remember.”

LastNightsParty exists to inspire a bittersweet fusion of envy and voyeurism in its viewers. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young, old, black, white, gay, straight or some other demographic, there’s something in us as humans that makes us want to peer over the fence and see the good time the rich kids are having, and if the mix of molly and alcohol leads them to do something stupid like show their bare ass to a photographer, so much the better. Taking photographs of beautiful, young, judgment-impaired people at parties seems like the ideal job, provided you’re able to silence certain subregions of your conscience and you’re blessed with the magical ability to automatically tell if someone is really eighteen or not, but is it really all its cracked up to be? Is documenting strangers having fun as good as actually having fun, or are you trapped behind the camera as much as the poor kids are trapped behind the fence, as much as those of us visiting lastnightsparty.com are trapped behind the screen? These are the questions I brought to the Last Night’s Party Twine game How Martina Was Won, along with expectations of some cheap voyeuristic titillation. I was not disappointed.

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Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer, 1946

thegildedcentury:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer, 1946

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.”
— William James (via thegildedcentury)
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Life, July 17, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, July 17, 1944

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Thrilling Wonder Stories, July, 1940

thegildedcentury:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, July, 1940