rip judith krug

judith krugJudith Krug, Librarian Superhero, passed away on Saturday. Per the Times Obit, she fought against banned books since the 1960s, defending the public’s right to read and access “Huckleberry Finn,” “Mein Kampf,” “Little Black Sambo,” “Catcher in the Rye,” and sex manuals. More recently, she fought against restricting children’s access to the internet.

Thank you, Judith Krug. We are sure you will be missed.

belatedly, morbidly yours

sleeping venusWe’ve been meaning to write about one of our favorite blogs, Morbid Anatomy, for some time now. Last night, our roommate came home and couldn’t stop talking about this amazing event at a new space just down the street in Gowanus, hosted by Morbid Anatomy, and we were like what WHAT WHATWHAT!?!

It was called Sleeping Beauties, it was presented by Katherine Hoffman of U Hawaii, and it involved wax female anantomical dolls made from real human parts (in the style of Sleeping Venus). Damn! This post by a fellow organizer on bioephemera has some incredible images which give us a hint of what we missed.

Sadly, we missed the event, but we’re going to make it to the next one, on Friday April 5:
“Italian Wax Anatomical Models in European Collections”
Marie Dauenheimer, Trustee of the Vesalius Trust and Medical Illustrator
Friday, April 3rd
Doors open at 7:00; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Admission: Free
Location: Observatory
543 Union Street (at Nevins) Brooklyn, New York 11215
Entry via Proteus Gowanus Interdisciplinary Gallery and Reading Room; go through back door of gallery, then take a left to find event. Directions here or call 718.243.1572.