Tag Archives: National Geographic

Krampus 2014 recap

Late last week, I got a call from a writer at National Geographic. She wanted to know why the people of Ypsilanti had decided, five years ago, to summon the spirit of Krampus back to earth. Now that Krampus events are becoming more commonplace around the United States, she wanted to find out where it […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Gregory Hischak on Farm Pulp

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp tiny sliver of it that I find most interesting, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of those former and current zine publishers that I know, and asking them about their motivations and experiences. Today’s interview is […]

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America is Doomed… and not for the reason these people think

I had occasion to watch television for extended periods of time this weekend, and it certainly didn’t do much to dissuade me from my belief that ours is a paranoid and fearful culture in decline. Here are two examples. The first is a promo for a show called Doomsday Preppers on the National Geographic Channel. […]

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In a Plain Martha Wrapper

Linette and I went to Borders yesterday. The plan was to stop in and buy a guidebook for Italy (where we dream of going, when we can afford it) and then to head over to Starbucks for a coffee (which we like to drink when we can afford it). When we first walked in to […]

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this just in: updates from earlier stories

Good News: The Strippers weren’t Strippers… and, even if they were, they were butt ugly! OK, remember how a few days ago I was telling you that my office softball team was slated to play the team from the local all-nude strip joint, but how I couldn’t go because I got stuck in my basement, […]

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