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Mar 7, 2023

Marin County flags flunked by Vexillological Association

One would be forgiven if they thought “vexillological” had anything to do with the vexy-ness of, say, Harley Quinn. As illogical and vexing as the DC comics anti-heroine may be (quite), the term actually refers to the study of flags. Ergo, vexillologists are those who study flags. Bonus round: A...
Oct 26, 2022

Vamp Champ

Oct 12, 2022

Mustache: Should I shave or should I grow

The prevalence of unironic mustaches is growing. By “unironic,” I mean mustaches grown in earnest without self-conscious consideration, self-parody,...
Oct 5, 2022

Banned Books Week

Censorship Sucks Despite all of the press releases, despite all the bookstore banners and despite the groundswell of media attention,...
Aug 24, 2022

The Dangers of Monetizing Creativity

When you’re a broke-ass-art-person, there are about a million podcasts and blogs and online courses encouraging you to create...
Jul 27, 2022

Notes from the Set of (Not) a Werewolf Film

When news editor Will Carruthers offhandedly suggested I write a dispatch from the set, he had no idea I...
Jul 20, 2022

Fifty-Fifty: The Odds of Aging

There are many milestones when it comes to aging. 16 (driving), 18 (adultishness), 25 (first million, right?), 30 (wait,...
Photo by Ante Hamersmit STORAGE WARS Put your head in a box.
Jul 6, 2022

Burn This: Archival survival

I went to my safe deposit box in search of a backup hard drive that contained material I needed...
Photo courtesy of Universal Studios BITE ME Lon Chaney, Jr. as 'The Wolfman'
Jun 15, 2022

Wolf Within – Moonshot moviemaking

By Daedalus Howell It all began in a community college course circa 1993 when Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf met my contrarian...
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