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DISINFORMATION PART 2 – Visual References

Map showing St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg The Romanov Family Tree Family connections of Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra (Alix of Hesse), and George V George V and Nicholas II, 1890 The Romanov sisters (from left) Maria, Tatiana, Anastasia (circled), and Olga, with Alexei (seated) Rasputin, c. 1905 – roughly ten years prior to his murder Rasputin’s…

The Haunting of Cage Club

John loves both Hill House and Bly Manor. So does Nico, but he loves Hill House more than Bly Manor, and John maybe loves Bly Manor a little more. Joey likes both, but definitely prefers Hill House. All of which is incidental to our unpacking of these two amazing series. Check out our special weekend…

Now it’s March 4th, I guess

I was accidentally on purpose trolling some disillusioned MAGA accounts today and noticed some of the pillier among the comments referencing March 4th as the “last hope”. Turns out, there’s a reason The Storm didn’t happen on inauguration day after all! Now it’s going to happen on March 4th, the original inauguration day (before it…

On New York Magazine’s obscene and irresponsible endorsement of dangerous junk science, and Lucien Greaves’ forceful response

If you’re roughly of my generation, there’s a good chance that you, like me, went through a phase in the 1990s in which you were somewhere between intrigued by and obsessed with the paranormal trash shows masquerading as news magazine shows – Sightings namely and, to a lesser extent, Unsolved Mysteries and the like. Those…

Season 1 Finale – The Christmas Chronicler

It’s our final episode of season one. We began the season looking at the lasting legacy of the X-Files and how the landscape of conspiracy theories in the 1990s contrasted with those of today. So closing the season right before Christmas, it only seemed right that to examine history’s most successful actual conspiracy – that…

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