December 21st, 1919 – Deportation of an Anarchist

Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. On December 21st, 1919, she was deported from the United States of America to Russia.

Sunday Summary – December 20th, 2015

So what did you miss this week? This week The Pandora Society went back to Christmas 1992 for The Muppets Christmas Carol, then to 2001 for the film adaptation of From Hell, danced with the delightful Crimson Carnival belly dancers, relaxed with Steampunk coloring books, traveled to other dimensions with the Riftworld Chronicles, mourned the death of author Emily Brontë, […]

Wheelworks: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen – Episode 7: Battlefield

Wheelworks by KT Sebastian Part one: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen Episode 7 –  Battlefield Cover art by RJ Cote/Kikuchiyo Last episode, Lee and Brand, hiding from Captain Kerry, set out on skis to find the airship wreck. The Don Juan, pursuing them, suddenly flees when an enormous zeppelin passes over the glacier. Setting: […]

December 20th, 1917 – Enter the Soviet Secret Police

Cheka, Emergency Commission, Russian pronunciation: [tɕɪˈka]) was the first of a succession of Soviet state security organizations. It was created on December 20th, 1917, after a decree issued by Vladimir Lenin, and was subsequently led by Felix Dzerzhinsky, a Polish aristocrat turned communist. By late 1918, hundreds of Cheka committees had been created in various cities, at […]

The Aeronaut’s Windlass

When it was announced that Jim Butcher was writing a steampunk novel, most people’s reactions were one of “shut up and take my money.” Now that it’s come out and a few people have had time to dig through the four hundred page novel, how does it live up to the anticipation?

December 19th, 1848 – The Death of Emily Brontë

Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights […]

Voodoo Carnival 2016 – Pickled Brothers Circus

The Pickled Brothers Circus has been amazing and entertaining audiences all over the world since 2002. Their circus sideshow inspired antics will once again make you wonder how a human can do such a thing, and why?

Riftworld Chronicles Web-series – Review

I totally loved this fresh take on fantasy, and I think you will, too! Riftworld Chronicles is a witty, urban fantasy that centers on a traveler from another world named Alar (Tahmoh Penikett from Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica) and the sarcastic, wannabe-journalist named Kim he mistakes for a fellow mage after she captures his “essence” and posts […]

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