Saturday, November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
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.
Posted by Man of Steel at 7:49 AM
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
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.
Posted by Man of Steel at 5:34 AM
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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.
Posted by Man of Steel at 5:04 AM