Halloween: Why We Embrace The Fear

Posted on October 31st, 2019
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In his review of the 1978 thriller, Halloween, Roger Ebert wrote, “sometimes we want to be scared…if you don’t want to have a really terrifying experience, don’t see Halloween.” Pauline Kael put it this way: “a lot of people seem to be convinced that Halloween is something special — a classic. Maybe when a horror film is […]

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Tunes From The Tombs

Posted on October 24th, 2019
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Joe Mitchell, the late bestselling author, used to take long walks in cemeteries, wandering among the graves, reflecting on the fate that “awaits us all.” In one his New Yorker stories about a Staten Island cemetery where the area was so empty that it looked “as if everybody had locked up and gone off somewhere,” […]

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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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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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Your Negative Attitude is Positively Deadly

Posted on August 14th, 2019
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The National Health Interview Survey has been monitoring Americans since the late 1950’s.  By tracking healthcare statistics, healthcare access and attitudes about healthcare, it provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of our nation’s wellbeing. Turns out that, according to the most recent survey, the majority of us are feeling pretty good about our health. 82 percent […]

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