“Infernal Entertainment”

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Found at: The New Yorker, October 16, 2006 (retrieved on Oct 13, 2006)

Contributed by Peter Schwindt

Gary Larson, “The Far Side”

Hell and Back

Contributed by Dennis Looney

The New Yorker: “Abandon All Hope” (1998)

Abandon All Hope

 

From The New Yorker, January 1998

Contributed by Dennis Looney

“The Secret Letter From Iraq”

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A Marine’s letter home, with its frank description of life in “Dante’s inferno.”    —Time Magazine, October 6, 2006

Nike Advertisement (1983)

This Nike ad from a 1983 magazine shows Dante and Virgil in the Infernal circle of the Simonists, browsing for shoes.

Nike

 

Contributed by Dennis Looney

Eternal Cool Project, “Inferno: The Rap” (2005)

eternal-cool-project-inferno-the-rap-2005“This is a unique, never before done approach to Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. Lyrics written in the 14th Century, as translated in the mid 1800s by H Cary, are rapped by MicPwr, over a music track composed by Mr Moe. It is a powerful depiction of a medieval Hell, performed by uban artists.”    —CD Baby

Janet Van Fleet, Sculptures for “A Guided Tour of Dante’s Inferno”

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“The Inferno of Dante Alighieri,” a rhymed translation by Seth Zimmerman with illustrations by Janet Van Fleet

Learn more at Inferno Dante and see the book on Amazon.

Dante in Coney Island

dantes-inferno-coney-island“By Thursday, nearly 30 tractor-trailers had been loaded with classic Astroland rides and driven out. There was no sign of the Scrambler, the Tilt-a-Whirl or the Mini Tea Cup. Dante’s Inferno, a haunted house, stood empty and ravaged, looking more haunted than ever. The Pirate Ship was moored atop a flatbed truck, awaiting storage.” [. . .]    –David W. Dunlap and Ann Farmer, The New York Times, January 9, 2009

Photo by Marta Lwin, 2004

Neocommedia: Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise (2002)

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“An immersive adaptation of Dante’s Divine Comedy exploring the modern deity of Information.”    —iKatun

“iKatun’s Paradise is based on Dante’s Paradise from the Divine Comedy, however, this Paradise is not about perfect morality but about perfect information. iKatun’s Paradise alludes to instant availability and perfect knowledge; a single data point of infinite density; the faultless model of information to which all media systems aspire; the space where entropy does not exist.”    —iKatun

“Dante’s Inferno” a Comic Strip With an Evil Character Named Dante

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Found at Aelis.ChaosNet (retrieved on September 15, 2006)