by | Nov 16, 2019

I had the chance to meet a scholar recently, a woman from Norway. I went to hear her talk about a historical figure I’ve written about on this site before — Hans Nielsen Hauge (pronounced “HOW-geh”), the early 19th-century Norwegian…

by | Apr 16, 2019

The Academy Award-winning documentary Man on Wire chronicled tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s travels between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. The lack of footage for the 1974 stunt meant that the most captivating footage in Man on Wire involved…

by | Aug 24, 2017

“Your graphic of the Flag of this great Nation is unacceptable,” began @ronwilliamswv’s tweet blasting me. “UnAmerican. To be cute, it is depicted as flying upside down? Awful.” “It’s not meant to be ‘cute’ or ‘unAmerican,’” I tweeted back defensively….

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