Black Spy Story

I love a tense spy story, and there’s always another take on the genre in the next book on the shelf or the next film on the screen. Of course, many of these books and films are based on real life heroes whose spycraft outed enemy spies, uncovered covert plans or even “eliminated” human targets. [...]

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Flynt V Falwell

Looking back three decades to 1987, this is the perfect time to remember that Supreme Court case that saw televangelist conman Jerry Falwell clashing with that sleaze slinging champion of the First Amendment, Larry Flynt. This case wasn’t really about obscenity, it was about libel laws, and the protections afforded to parody. In the age [...]

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Angola 3

PM Press sent me an email today announcing a Black History Month sale on DVD’s of the provocative prison documentary, The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation. Here’s the word from the PM site where you can buy the film for 50% off using the coupon code FEBRUARY… The Angola 3: Black [...]

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Panthers 50

The Black Panther Party officially celebrated their 50th anniversary last October. With that remembrance in mind this Black History Month wouldn’t be complete without a look back at one of the most important civil rights organizations to ever take the streets. Here’s the word about an amazing PBS Independent Lens documentary about the power and [...]

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50 Years of Love

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967. During that auspicious season about 100,000 young Americans traveled west to the Fog City to twist in the gyre of a countercultural hurricane while similar youth movements blossomed in Canada an across Europe. Suspicious of government oppression, aligned [...]

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Antarctica’s Nazi UFOs

Over the long weekend I happened upon a New York Post article talking about a massive anomaly discovered beneath the ice in the Antarctic. It turns out that scientists think it’s a huge asteroid that might change our view of the history of the planet. Here’s a bit… Some researchers believe it is the remains [...]

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Granted

I suppose it’s just a Halloween hangover, but lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with Kenneth Grant — the British occultist who mixed Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic philosophies with H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos to create his own Typhonian Order. I’m buying presents, and trimming trees, and readying my world for a couple weeks of holiday travel [...]

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Mad Monk Memories

Whenever I come up short on something to post I almost always check to see what Ezra’s found for {R}emnants. I don’t think he’s ever left me empty handed. The other day he flipped us this fascinating New Statesmen article about a new book remembering Rasputin — the enigmatic Mad Monk died 100 years ago [...]

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Ginz Not Was

If I say the words “deep dish” you’d likely think of pizza. But what if you thought about television instead? From the Deep Dish site… For 29 years, Deep Dish has been a laboratory for new, democratic and empowering ways to make and distribute video. It is a hub linking thousands of artists, independent videomakers, [...]

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Hey, Huxley

I recently posted about Lee Harvey Oswald, remembering the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963. I wonder how many readers know that the visionary author Aldous Huxley died that same day, tripping on acid as he finally gave way to the laryngeal cancer that had mostly taken his voice. Huxley’s The Doors of Perception [...]

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