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A close-up detail of the head of Sean Closson's Zuul crurivastator illustration

This Mesozoic Month: June 2020

This Mesozoic Month

Halfway through 2020, and it’s time for another This Mesozoic Month roundup of news, writing, art, and merch. I’d like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of the museum workers who have been so hard hit as this pandemic and its attendant financial crisis continue. Museums are basically a house of worship for me, and the work you all do matters so much. My deepest hope is that the pandemic will be brought to an end…

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This Mesozoic Month: November 2019

This Mesozoic Month

November’s done, and it’s been a busy month here at LITC. In addition to the eight posts we’ve published, we finally joined Twitter properly, instead of continuing to sponge off of my personal account. Give us a follow! The content is very good. You’ll notice that there’s no “Empty Wallets Club” section this time around – plenty of opportunities to rid yourself of legal tender in our 2019 Dinosaur Gift Guide. Be sure to check it out – after delving…

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The 2019 Dinosaur Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Welcome to the sixth annual Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs holiday gift guide! This is always a lot of fun to put together, a true labor of love. As ever, we choose books, art, clothing, and other items that strike our fancy, feature copious independent artists and creators, and never take any money or other considerations in exchange for inclusion in the guide. So now that you feel warm and fuzzy about this whole enterprise, we shall commence. Books…

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This Mesozoic Month: June 2019

This Mesozoic Month

We’ve reached the halfway point for 2019, and the paleontology train keeps chug-chug-chuggin’ down the tracks. Since I’ve been on vacation (or HOLIDAY, to make Natee happy) for the last week and had this post locked down before I left, there’s a chance I missed a blockbuster publication. Rest assured, July’s round up will mop up anything big that happened over this past week. And this edition is packed anyway, so all aboard… In the News I totally neglected to…

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Dinosaur Gift Guide 2018

The 2018 Dinosaur Gift Guide

Gift Guide

It’s time once again for the Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs holiday gift guide! Every year, we promote independent artists, authors, and small businesses who make quality prehistoric-themed gifts, and I make an effort to include a good mix of familiar and fresh faces. Happy gifting! Books Abby Howard’s Ocean Renegades Following up her beloved Dinosaur Empire, Abby Howard’s Ocean Renegades digs deeper into the fossil record to explore the magic of the Paleozoic era. Buy it here! Dinosaurs:…

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Caihong juji illustrated by Afton Kern

This Mesozoic Month: August 2018

This Mesozoic Month

August has slipped through our fingers, but it brought us an insane amount of treasures wrenched from the unforgiving Earth by hard-working paleontologists, exalted by paleoartists, and eulogized by science journalists and paleobloggers. Hats off, my fossil-smitten friends! There was so much stuff this month (or maybe more of it found its way to me, idk), I split the usual news section up and gave new taxa their own section. In the News The next Jurassic Foundation grant deadline is…

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Allosaurus crop

Vintage Dinosaur Art: My Favorite Dinosaurs – Part 1

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Not for the first time, I’ve got hold of a book containing some very famous pieces of palaeoart and thought to myself ‘oh, of course these have been covered on the blog before’ – only to have a look and realise that they haven’t. In this case, I was sure that I’d reviewed The [London] Natural History Museum Book of Dinosaurs (from 1993) back when I first started writing for LITC. Nope! As a result, and in spite of John…

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