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“Charles Dickens’s” toxic auto-tweets: a cautionary tale for authors on Twitter.

I’m going to tell you a little story. It is a story, as the main character is made up, though as most good stories are it’s based on fact. Pretty … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Moses’s great boondoggle, continued: the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair [Part II].

Part I of my article on the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair ran last night; the link is here. Just like the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, the sequel in … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Are we really greener? A reminiscence on Earth Day.

As I’m sure media (and social media) will tell you repeatedly, today is Earth Day. As my blog deals often with history, including environmental history, you might expect this blog … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Moses’s great boondoggle: the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair [Part I].

Forty-nine years ago today, on April 21, 1965, the New York World’s Fair opened for its second season. (Tomorrow, April 22, is the anniversary of the opening of its first … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Adventures in the Archives: The Living Past

Originally posted on Nursing Clio:
The stereotype of historians isolated in archives with dusty papers and dim lighting has more than a grain of truth to it. Granted, my archive…

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mashup Storypitch: “Tiffany’s Apartment: Breakfast of Madness.”

This is the first in a series of blogs I’m calling “Mashup Storypitches,” where I take two or more stories from popular culture–movies, books or TV shows–that share a trivial … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hitler’s Laziness

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
“Adolf Hitler – remarkably, in a man whose father was the son of an illegitimate housemaid – had grown up with the middle-class confidence…

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Jay Pringle, missing 37 years today.

Thirty-seven years ago today, on April 19, 1977, a young man from Oregon disappeared somewhere in the southwestern U.S. His name was Jay Calvin Pringle and he was 17, and … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Earth: North Medford High School, Medford, Oregon, alma mater of missing person Jay Pringle.

This is North Medford High School in Medford, Oregon. Tomorrow evening I’ll be running an article profiling an unsolved missing persons case, that of Jay C. Pringle, age 17, who … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: “Revelations” by Judas Priest. [audio]

If you love metal, you love Judas Priest by definition. Judas Priest is to heavy metal what Shakespeare is to drama. You just can’t get smoother, heavier or a more … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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