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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

Go as you are: the 20-year-long death of Kurt Cobain.

Three days ago, April 5, was technically the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, but today, April 8, is the anniversary of the day we all found out about it. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Norway’s Titanic: the “Scandinavian Star” disaster.

Twenty-four years ago today, on April 7, 1990, a fire broke out aboard a passenger ferry called the M/S Scandinavian Star which was then traveling through the Skagerrak, the strait that separates … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Only” by Anthrax. [video]

Anthrax is one of the “big four” of 80s thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament) and an undeniable pillar of the scene. Like most metal bands that have been around … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: “Veil of Maya” by Cynic. [audio]

Cynic is, in my opinion, one of the great metal bands of all time, and their 1993 album Focus is one of the top five metal albums ever recorded. This song, “Veil … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “The Kiss of Judas” by Stratovarius. [video]

Stratovarius is a somewhat controversial band. For years power metal fans counted this outfit from Finland as one of the solid pillars of 1990s power metal along with bands like … Continue reading

March 14, 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 · 1 Comment

A moment in time: Kristi Yamaguchi at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

The 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi are almost over. I have not been watching them for a number of reasons, but as this blog is mostly about the past, I’ve … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: “Stone the Crow” by Down. [video]

Down, the New Orleans-based supergroup founded in 1991 by members of Pantera (Phil Anselmo), Corrosion of Conformity (Pepper Keenan) and Crowbar (Kirk Windstein) is one of the truly great heavy … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What happens when your country disintegrates right before the Olympics? This.

Right now the eyes of the world–excluding, in the United States at least, the eyes in the head of anyone who can’t get NBC–are focused on the Winter Olympics in … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

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