Women of Awesomeness: Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter

Anita Blake is the main character in a series of novels by Laurel K. Hamilton. The Anita Blake series came along in the very early days of the Urban Fantasy boom. In many ways Anita Blake shaped what female protagonists of Urban Fantasy heroes have become. In short, Anita can be considered one of the […]

Mary Todd Lincoln died today – July 16th, 1882

On this day in 1882, Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, died of a stroke. Born to a wealthy Kentucky family on December 13, 1818, Mary was well educated and refined in social etiquette. During her teen years she left Kentucky for Springfield, Illinois to stay her sister. It was there that she met her […]

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