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Does Oak Island Have a Portuguese Curse?

There have been many theories about what was once buried off the coast of Nova Scotia. They seem to multiply every year, and with each one, the legend of Oak Island’s curse continues to grow stronger. More than 200 years… Continue Reading →

EPIX Gives Billy the Kid a Sympathetic, Vengeful Backstory

Per Matt The wild, wild West has always fascinated me. I’ve enjoyed all sorts of Western tales throughout the years, with True Grit and 3:10 to Yuma being a couple of favorites (along with their remakes), as well as Eastwood’s… Continue Reading →

Lost Gold of the Aztecs Feels Like a Game Show

Treasure hunting is an expensive ordeal, one which takes up a lot of precious time and energy. Nobody intends to waste their resources while going on a wild goose chase. For those who are in it to win it, these… Continue Reading →

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

Michael Bonfiglio Asks: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Per Matt Charles Schulz was an American icon, and rightfully so. At its peak in popularity, his Peanuts comic strip was published daily in 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and in 21 languages. His audience was the world; his characters… Continue Reading →

William Shatner vs. Ancient Aliens: History’s Greatest Crossover

Per Matt William Shatner never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like (at least while appearing on reality TV). So, when the pop-culture icon appeared on Ancient Aliens last week to debate the ancient astronaut theory, the two-hour long episode… Continue Reading →

Frist Art Museum Remembers The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later

Per Matt When the rain came, Nashville was never the same. Currently appearing at the Frist Art Museum through May 17, The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later recalls the Great Flood of 2010, which, for the most part, went underreported… Continue Reading →

The Harlem Hellfighters

Per Matt Taking a break from the Zombie genre, author Max Brooks focuses his attention on a little-known military unit that fought prejudices and battles both on and off the battlefield.

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