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The madness last time: the U.S. government shutdown of 1995-96.

Barring some miraculous deliverance or last-minute outbreak of sanity, the U.S. federal government will shut its doors in a few hours. With very few exceptions I don’t run articles on … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The ravine of no return: the horrifying massacres at Babi Yar.

Seventy-two years ago today, on September 30, 1941, one of the most brutal and infamous massacres of the entire Holocaust occurred at a fateful ravine called Babi Yar, in the … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Chapter 29 of “The Armored Satchel”: Max surrenders, and the arch-spies return!

Today, Chapter 29 of The Armored Satchel, my ongoing World War II spy story, went up on JukePop Serials. In this chapter, which begins with our hero Max trapped and suffocating inside … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death in a bottle: the mysterious unsolved Tylenol murders.

Thirty-one years ago today, on September 29, 1982, a 12-year-old girl named Mary Kellerman, who lived in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, died after taking a single capsule of the popular … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Disappeared: Stevie Bates, missing 1 year.

Almost a year and a half ago, in late April 2012, 19-year-old New York City resident Stevie Bates was returning home from a cross-country trip, traveling alone on a Greyhound … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Earth: Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire, England, featured in “Remains of the Day.”

This is Dyrham Park, one of the great “stately homes” of rural Britain, located near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire, England. If you’re  a movie buff you may … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

“The Man Who Saw Tomorrow”: the movie that ruined Nostradamus.

Have you heard of a “seer” or “prophet” named Nostradamus? Chances are pretty good that you have. What do you know about him? If you’re like most people, probably not … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The wreck of the S.S. Arctic: the first great North Atlantic disaster.

One hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, on September 27, 1854, the Collins Line steamship S.S. Arctic sank off Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada, taking almost 400 people with her to a … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

The first great debate: Nixon vs. Kennedy, 1960. [video]

Above is the full recording, nearly an hour, of the very first televised presidential debate. It happened 53 years ago tonight, on September 26, 1960, and featured the Republican candidate, … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth: Farallon de Medinilla, deserted Pacific island shown in “Life Without Giamotti.”

This barren strip of rock and grass poking up out of the Pacific Ocean is called Farallon de Medinilla. It’s part of the Northern Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory, and … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 2 Comments
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