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A Halloween tale: what to do with “zombie Stalin.”

On March 5, 1953, Joseph Jugashvili, also known as Stalin, died at Kuntsevo, a dacha outside Moscow, after a nearly 30-year reign that left millions dead and changed world history … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

TrueTwit: From tragedy to farce.

This article is a follow-up to my original article, published in January, about “TrueTwit Validation Service,” the world’s most-hated Twitter app. I wrote that article in a momentary fit of … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Calling out sick: some random thoughts on disease in history.

I have been acutely sick for the last three days, and off-and-on ill for most of the month of October, which is why this blog hasn’t been updated since Sunday … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nosferatu: still terrifying after 91 years.

Tonight I’m going to watch Nosferatu, the silent German expressionist horror film that is a loose adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I watch this film around Halloween time every year, and I’m … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s more than a corset: a 21st century man’s journey into the mind of a Victorian woman.

So, I’m writing my new horror book, which is titled Doppelgänger. (You may remember me calling for beta readers a while back). Doppelgänger takes place mostly in New York in the year … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

The wandering Greek philosopher: celebrating Nikos Kazantzakis.

Fifty-six years ago today, on October 26, 1957, Greek novelist and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis died of leukemia in Frieburg, West Germany. Although not well known among English-speaking readers, the death … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

6 steps to write a great History article (by Valentin Boulan)

Originally posted on PublisHistory Blog:
PublisHistory has now been successfully running for almost four months, regularly sharing fantastic history essays for all to enjoy. This post is not about a…

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

(Fictional) Disappeared: The Burkittsville (Blair Witch) Three, “Missing” 19 years.

Fourteen years ago, an innovative film called The Blair Witch Project, directed by Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, proved a surprise hit and forever changed the horror genre. It remains to … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Earth Panorama: Belle Pente Winery vineyards, Carlton, Oregon.

This lovely panoramic view from 360cities.net of a hillside strewn with trees and grapevines is located near Carlton, Oregon, and is the home of Belle Pente Winery. The Willamette Valley, … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Roaring 20s silenced, part 1: Black Thursday, the first of the two great crashes of 1929.

Today, October 24, is the 84th anniversary of “Black Thursday,” the great stock market crash of 1929. (Today is also a Thursday, incidentally–1929 and 2013 are calendrically identical). But if … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 3 Comments
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