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I’m 56 today

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James William Loewen (1942-2021)

Professor James W. Loewen, the author of Sundown Towns, has died at the age of 79. I was introduced to Loewen’s work through his 1995 bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. But it … Continue reading

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Fear of God podcast, featuring Killer Klowns from Outer Space

This week I return to the Fear of God podcast, where Nathan Rouse and Reed Lackey have been hosting a month-long ’80s party. Join Nate, Reed, me, and fellow guests Blake Collier and Steve Beckley as we talk about the … Continue reading

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I’m not sure how I got invited to this party

To celebrate Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday, Roddenberry Entertainment invited a hundred former and current cast members, other celebrities, and “notable fans” to record themselves quoting Gene Roddenberry. While I definitely qualify as a fan, I would not … Continue reading

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Lovecraft Country earns 18 Emmy nominations

Per the official Emmys website (complete nominations list): Outstanding Drama Series — Lovecraft Country Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series — Misha Green for episode 1, “Sundown” Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago today

Today marks the hundredth anniversary of the invasion and burning of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma by an army of white citizens who had been frustrated in their attempt to lynch a black man the night before. By the … Continue reading

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A visit to No Proscenium

No Proscenium founder Noah Nelson, who was our guest on episode 7 of the 88 Names podcast, invited me and my co-host Blake Collier to come hang out on his podcast last week. You can listen to the conversation here. … Continue reading

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The Fear of God podcast: Session 9

Last week I made a return visit to the Fear of God podcast to talk about one of my favorite horror movies, Session 9. We also chatted a bit about the Lovecraft Country TV series. You can listen to the … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast: season 2 wrap-up

On this week’s special finale episode, Blake Collier and I close out the 88 Names podcast with a freewheeling conversation about virtual reality, what we learned from our guests on the ‘cast, and the very strange pandemic year we’ve all … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast bonus interview: Johanna Pirker

Today on the 88 Names podcast site, we have a written interview with Johanna Pirker, a professor and researcher for games and VR experiences at the Graz University of Technology in Austria. Johanna is also the director of the Game … Continue reading

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