Friday News Bites: Male Strippers Stop Robbery, New Big Bang Evidence + More

Yeah, I thought that headline might get your attention. Also, possibly the most hateful man in the world has died. Let’s get to this week’s stories that struck my interest:

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Book Review: The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo

The subtitle is what drew my attention to The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece. I love knowing what goes into notable works of art, be they books, paintings, music, or any other creative endeavor. Because Frankenstein is one of those books that I have started reading at least three times and have never finished for one reason or another, I thought that maybe Roseanne Montillo’s book would inspire me to give this “masterpiece” another go. Read More Book Review: The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo

What I Watched Last Night: Bleak House, Episode 2

See, it is totally possible for me to write for this section and not talk about Doctor Who. I have diverse interests, man. There’s no one trick pony-ness here! Just because I am obsessive about a handful of things doesn’t mean… Oh, what’s that? This is also a BBC series with actors from other things I’ve become, eh, preoccupied with? All right, fine. I have diverse, yet often-closely-related interests. High-five to my fellow obsessives!

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The Problems with Canadian Wilderness

If you grew up in Canada in any time between the 1970s and the early 1990s and watched any broadcast television, you will probably be familiar with the Hinterland Who’s Who, small video vignettes, or public service announcements, which feature film footage of Canadian animals in their natural habitat, accompanied by a sonorous flute tune.  While these little videos can be looked at nostalgically as a piece of Canada’s recent past, they also are highly indicative of how we construct national identity in Canada. Read More The Problems with Canadian Wilderness

Scotland: A Crash Course

Burns Night has not long been upon us and so I thought a little introduction to Scotland might be enjoyed. By little introduction, I mean lots of little introductions to some of the things that make Scotland what it is. Uh, by the way, I’m Scottish, in case that wasn’t already evident, and I live here, too. Read More Scotland: A Crash Course