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From the archives: the curious humor of 19th century almanacs.

My adventure in the archives of the Huntington Library continues! I’ve been looking at all kinds of old books this week, but one of the category of sources I’m looking … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mashup Storypitch: “Annie Hall, Episode IV: A New Hope.”

This is the fourth 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 commonality, … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Novels of the Presidents (Part I).

Originally posted on www.seanmunger.com:
The Presidency of the United States is arguably the most difficult and complicated job in the entire world, and in order to be effective…

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vitalogy: An amazing but very amusing medical Encyclopedia

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
We all have to thank Eddie Vedder for our curiosity in a very interesting home medical encyclopedia first published in…

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mashup Storypitch: “Amadeus on the Bounty.”

This is the third 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 commonality, … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mashup Storypitch: “You Only Come To Dinner Twice.”

This is the second 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 commonality, … Continue reading

April 27, 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

Happy Pesach: the Fifth Cup of Passover. [video]

This week is Passover, the most significant holiday in the Jewish year. It’s my first Passover, so its traditions are pretty new to me. While searching for a YouTube video … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

The “spaghetti tree” of Ticino: the great BBC hoax of 1957.

Today is April Fool’s Day. My husband and I were chatting last night about it and we agreed that there’s very little fun left in April Fool’s Day these days; … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

May the court be with you: 42 Star Wars lawsuits.

They say that lawyers ruin everything, so why not the Star Wars universe too? If there were lawyers looking for clients a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment
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