November 20th, 1805 – Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

On November 20th, 1805, Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio premiered in Vienna.

Interview with Steampunk Writer/Editor Brandon Black

Cairo By Gaslight is the second anthology of steampunk poetry and fiction brought to you by Louisiana-based writer Brandon Black. Ofeibea Loveless talked to Black about his steamy origins, setting expectations for multicultural steampunk stories and the importance of feedback. Loveless: Tell us about yourself. Black: I’m a SBM, age 47, Libra. I’m looking for an educated, […]

Doctor’s Who’s “Sleep No More” A Horror in All the Wrong Ways

“You must not watch this.” It’s the opening line of Doctor Who’s episode “Sleep No More,” and everyone should totally heed it: turn it off, delete it from your DVR, and find yourself a better story to watch. Or get a snack. Or go to bed. Just don’t put yourself through this nightmare of an […]

November 19th, 1941 – The Battle of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran

November 19th, 1941 saw the battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sank each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 67: An Episode About Mental Illness.

Tonight on the podcast, we get serious for a moment and we talk about a subject that most are uncomfortable about… Mental illness. Tyler Grant joins us back on the podcast to talk about this touchy subject. He talks about his experiences with mental illness and his road to getting properly diagnosed and in the […]

Time Travelers’ Ball 2015 Report

This past weekend saw the fifth annual installment of the Cincinnati Time Travelers’ Ball, this time at Bogart’s.

Dr. Pembroke’s Remedies – Cure Baldness and Colds!

In all fairness, this installation of Remedies shouldn’t be attributed to me at all, but moreso to the great and evangelical John Wesley, whose solutions to everyday maladies of the body are both terrifying and highly amusing. We’ve encountered his crackpot cures before with the explosively disgusting and agonizing Iliac Passion. Must we mock the man who […]

November 18th, 1863 – The German–Danish Seeds of War

On November 18th, 1863, King Christian IX of Denmark signed the November constitution that declared Schleswig to be part of Denmark. This was seen by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol and lead to the German–Danish war of 1864.

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