Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Christmas Story House (flagpole)

At the Christmas Story House and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. July 13, 2013. 

A Christmas Story House (kitchen table)

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Room - the billboard

Tommy Wiseau spent five-thousand dollars a month—for five years—to keep this billboard up in Hollywood, CA, but it played a major role in the eventual commercial success of The Room.  Learn more (including how The Room was inspired by The Talented Mr. Ripley), in The Disaster Artist.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Charles S. Price (upside down)

The 504-foot Charles S. Price, upside down on Lake Huron, following the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, which occurred between November 7-10, 1913.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Swastika Nation

Everyone is familiar with Adolf Hitler and the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Few remember that in the mid- to late-1930s the United States experienced a Nazi movement of its own, one led by a radical anti-Semite who dreamed of a fascist America led by a Nazi president.  In the new book “Swastika Nation” (St. Martin’s Press), author Arnie Bernstein deftly chronicles the rise and fall of Fritz Kuhn and the German-American Bund.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Christmas Story House gift shop

July 13, 2013: Opening day of the new A Christmas Story House gift shop.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Finding Uravan

Jane Thompson, president of the Rimrockers’ Historical Society, on a ridge overlooking State Highway 141 and what used to be Uravan, Colorado. She holds a picture of the town, which was buried in a costly Superfund cleanup in the 1980s and ’90s. For more on the “gone but not forgotten” town of Uravan and the controversy surrounding uranium mining and milling in Colorado’s West End, see Failure’s new feature Uravan, Colorado.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Radiation caution sign - Uravan

Radiation caution signs like these ring the barbed-wire fencing that discourages people from entering the Uravan site.

House relocated from Uravan to E. Paradox

This house was relocated from Uravan to East Paradox, Colorado. Photo taken in September 2012. 

Uravan rest stop sign

The above sign -- which briefly recounts the history of Uravan, Colorado -- is found at a rest stop off of State Highway 141.