Tag Archives: 1918 flu

Happy Birthday to Myrna Loy

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite actresses of all time – Myrna Loy. My plan was to mark the occasion by re-watching The Thin Man, but, after a half hour or so of jumping around the web, reading about her life, I’ve decided to watch this 1973 interview with her instead. I […]

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Japan, ramping up H1N1 precautions

My friend Pete Larson, a brilliant musician who turned his back on rock and roll in order accept his fate and become a scientist, just returned from Japan, where he wrote the following. I thought some of you with mask fetishes might enjoy it. While the 2009 H1N1 flu has been written off by the […]

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Introducing the Dusty Diary

Some of you may remember Laura Bien. Up until about a year ago, she blogged as the YpsiDixit. Well, I’m happy to report that she’s come out of retirement. Laura has launched an engaging new site dedicated to the research of local Ypsilanti history, mainly though the exploration of surviving first-person narratives. The site is […]

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Laurie Garrett on the lessons of the 1918 flu

I’ve been sucked into a TED vortex. I’ve probably watched five lectures already tonight. I was going to post one of them here about orgasms, but, at the last minute, I decided that, instead, I’d throw out this 2007 presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning science author Laurie Garrett on the lessons of the 1918 flu. […]

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