Was Mainland US Bombed in WWII?

Posted on October 17th, 2019
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True or False: the mainland of the United States was bombed during World War II. No, this is not a trick reference to Pearl Harbor. This is the 48 contiguous states being hit by bombs during World War II. The answer is true. The United States was bombed during World War II. In fact, it […]

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WGN, The Cubs: More Than A Baseball Story

Posted on October 4th, 2019
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After 71 years of harmony and profitability, the longest marriage in televised baseball history is officially dead.  The Chicago Cubs and their broadcast partner, WGN, have severed ties. To paraphrase sportswriter supreme, Jim Murray, we all just became ten years older.  Our youth has fled. The Cubs were first seen on WGN on April 23, […]

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Art Too Real To Die

Posted on September 19th, 2019
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Caravaggio, the outlaw Italian painter of the late 16th and early 17th century, only lived to be 38 years old. Given his ungovernable temper and depraved behavior, it’s a wonder that he made it that far. And it’s equally implausible that in his turbulent life, where he found himself in jail fourteen times, Caravaggio could […]

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An Affirming Film About Death

Posted on August 29th, 2019
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In the golden days of Hollywood, studio moguls like Harry Cohn, Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer, and Irving Thalberg relied on pure gut instinct to determine if a movie in production was going to be a hit. Cohn bragged that he had a foolproof formula for judging a preview showing: if he was bored, his […]

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The Lingering Menaces: Typhus and Ebola

Posted on August 21st, 2019
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“Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.” So wrote Stephen King in his apocalyptic magnum opus, The Stand. First published in 1978, and re-released in a complete/uncut version twelve years later, the horror classic about the impact of a killer virus has sold more than 5 million copies.  […]

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