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Chapter 41 of “The Armored Satchel”: The endgame approaches. Revelations galore!

Earlier today Chapter 41 of my World War II espionage thriller The Armored Satchel went live on JukePop Serials (which has a new URL, by the way). After 41 chapters, the … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Return to Serenity” by Testament. [video]

Testament is one of those bands that’s been around forever and will likely be around forever. Long after the sun has burned out and the Earth is a whiff of … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

42 Historical Objects, No. 16: The Harbaville Triptych.

This object is one of the most fabulous treasures of Byzantine art that has survived into the modern world. The Harbaville Triptych is a devotional display with three panels, a … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

“If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, Who ya gonna call ?” Harold Ramis !

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(Harold Ramis, on the far left, in Ghostbusters (1984). Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures) Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day are…

February 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

LGBT in SF/F: This feels like coming out of the closet again. [Guest post by Haralambi Markov.]

By Haralambi Markov I’m here today because last week I wrote a piece on the sexism surrounding the SFWA – the biggest scandal that hit the community. The subject has … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Artistry in Horror: Remembering “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.”

Today is the 94th anniversary of the release of one of the greatest horror films of all time. On February 26, 1920, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene, … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Not-so-funny bone: the great Calaveras Skull hoax.

Just after the Civil War, on February 25, 1866–148 years ago today–some miners were prospecting in an old mine on Bald Mountain, in Calaveras County, California, when they happened to … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth: A corner of my past. “Smoker’s Alley,” Havertown, Pennsylvania.

This completely normal looking street dead-end is a piece of my past, literally. It’s a little wooded corner at the far end of the athletic fields behind Haverford Township Senior … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Battle L.A.: the night the Japanese raided California. Or did they?

Seventy-two years ago tonight, on February 24, 1942, air raid sirens began to wail across southern California. Air raid wardens quickly rushed to their posts and the San Fernando Valley, … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Earth Panorama: Himalayan paradise, Leepa Valley, Pakistan.

This beautiful green valley looks like it was photographed in early spring somewhere in the Alps of Europe, perhaps Switzerland, Austria or southern Germany. It wasn’t. Its the Leepa Valley … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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