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Two Lovecraft Film Adaptations at The Solute

I recently posted a review of two films by the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society over at The Solute: the 2005 silent adaptation of “The Call of Cthulhu” and the 2011 talkie “The Whisperer in Darkness.” Both are intriguing exercises in recreating the period of the stories rather than updating them as many adaptations have done in the past, making the most of limited budgets, and they show different approaches to adapting Lovecraft’s atmosphere-heavy stories. 8 more words


Infospectives in SC Magazine - On Implications of JP Morgan's Doubled CyberSecurity Budget

JPMorgan to double cybersecurity spending to £310 million after hack

Doug Drinkwater, Senior Reporter, SC Magazine
October 13, 2014

The CEO of US investment bank JPMorgan says the company will double its spending in cyber-security following a data breach which affected approximately 84 million account holders… 263 more words


ESPN favors NFL over freedom of speech

Original article as posted can be seen here

“Cui bono,” asks Capt. George Ellerby (Alec Baldwin) in 2006’s The Departed, “Who benefits?”

According to Wikipedia, the phrase… 2,076 more words

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Running Amok for Fish Amok (Cambodia)

Cambodia is all about the Angkor temples … and the fish amok.  What’s amok? Why, the national dish of Cambodia! Check out my article for World Nomads — … 17 more words


Searching for Chili in China

I’ve had another photo featured on the Food Network in an article about the 17 Tasty Breakfasts From Around the World.  My pic is number 9 in the series. 319 more words


Marching Into the Movies at The Solute

I’ve got another one at The Solute today, and this one’s a long one. I examine several movies about or featuring bands, marching and otherwise, and examine the different ways this unique form of social and educational music-making have been portrayed on film. 30 more words


Revisiting Sky Captain at The Solute

It’s always nice when circumstances converge to provide an opportunity for me to write about things I wanted to write about anyway. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow… 88 more words