Philip Gips, Creator of Celebrated Film Posters, Dies at 88 – The New York Times

In the imagery he devised to promote “Alien,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and other movies, he strove to capture their essence without giving too much away.

Why the City of Light Is About to Get a Lot Greener – Atlas Obscura

A rendering of the Palais Garnier shows what the opera house will look like when it's ensconced in a grove.

An ambitious “urban forest” plan includes tree-planting near the city’s iconic landmarks.

Source: Why the City of Light Is About to Get a Lot Greener – Atlas Obscura

Gillette Castle’s Great Room


In Gillette Castle at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT.

This room shows off William Gillette’s theater roots, looking very much like a stage set.

William Gillette’s secret lab


At Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT.

This lower room was used by the builders during the construction of the castle, and later as a workshop where Gillette designed and made the theatrical elements of his home. It’s just off the entry hall and was not apparent to his guests. It’s behind glass so the public won’t disturb the original items in the room.

On a personal note, a branch of my family helped build the castle in the 1910s, according to my father. I haven’t been able to find any reference to them, though. Their name was Bannon, if anyone comes across a reference they can point me to.