In 1987, a Florida building contractor faked a UFO encounter with a 9-inch pie plate spaceship. Why did so many people fall for it?
Orson Welles's quirky 1973 semi-documentary ruminates on how blurry the line often is between fact and fiction.
People with very wrong views about what happened in the past shout "Bias!" if you reject their false assertions. Insisting on reality is not biased at all.
In the final installment of the Crazy Eddie story, the house of cards finally collapses...and becomes a courtroom drama.
In Part II of the saga, Crazy Eddie gets pumped, dumped, washed through Panama, lionized by distracted accountants, and eventually ratted out.
This is the incredible story of how a Brooklyn storefront hawking cheap electronics eventually became an international criminal empire.
I require no lectures from purveyors of pseudohistory and other nonsense on the standards of the historical profession.
Here's a sampling of some of the ludicrous folderol that people have tried to post on my blog over the years.
The evil twin brother of "fake news" is "fake history"--and it can have a much more lasting and devastating impact.
A little drama is playing out on Capitol Hill involving climate change. This article from the Climate Denial Crock of the Week blog, from October [...]