Hey, writers interested in steampunk! Steampunk Quarterly is offering $50 for your stories!
From the everything-old-is-new-again department: a hundred years ago, black velvet was the rage. Nowadays, monocles are making a comeback. Neo-Victorians, unite! Also, Thomas Edison's Laboratory Complex in New Jersey has re-opened, better than ever.
Over in Europe, you could theoretically peruse the online archives of Jugend Magazine while riding the Molli steam train down the streets of town (yes, really, on the actual streets!). If you're more interested in the Paris Exposition, the original Eiffel Tower designs are now online, too.
On New Year's Day, we'll be featuring details on a giveaway from the good people at Chrononaut Mercantile, so stay tuned.