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  • Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not

    Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not
    A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.  It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
  • Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note

    LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
  • Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'

    Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'
    With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontės, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style...
  • Rep. A Bag of Rocks, I-GA

     
    By Megan Crepeau Did you hear the one about the super-conservative Georgia Congressman who ran unopposed and inspired more than 4000 voters to write in "Charles Darwin?" But wait! There's more! Wonkette picked over the full list of write-in votes......
  • Hampton Roads Readers: There's still time for beach reading

    Hampton Roads Readers: There's still time for beach reading
    Summer might be more than half over, but there's still plenty of time to dig into some good "beach reads," whether you're sitting on the sands at Buckroe or lounging on your back porch. Here are a few that made their way to my desk in the past few months....
  • Telluride Film Review: 'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Eden'

    With just nine inhabitants -- including a bitter German doctor, a haughty French baroness and a family of social exiles -- the island of Floreadora becomes a Clue-worthy backdrop for conflict and murder in "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Eden."...
  • Hampton Roads' most important pirate

    Hampton Roads' most important pirate
    Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier. Exactly what he was doing in...
  • A Markleyian Tour of London

    A Markleyian Tour of London
    I’m over in London on bidness, but bidness has taken so little time that mostly I’ve just been wandering around the city during the day going to museums and whatnot. I love London museums because they’re all free (or they have “...
  • 10 things you might not know about poison

    10 things you might not know about poison
    This month has been one big hazmat spill. An Elvis impersonator from Mississippi was arrested and later released after letters containing the deadly poison ricin were mailed to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge. On the other side of the...
  • Maybe give sanity a try

    It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
  • 15 ways to see the world on water

    15 ways to see the world on water
    Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out. Luckily there are some fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet. 1. Explore the pristine coves of...