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Taking Time…

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From Milk and Cookies, “Tempus II,” an extreme slo-mo revisit of turf that readers have visited before (The Edgerton Collection)…

As we contemplate creative destruction, we might recall that it was on this date in 1930 that The Shadow premiered on CBS Radio.  Originally simply the narrator of a mystery anthology series, the character was so popular that he became the series’ focus, and was given his own pulp and comic series, in which he acquired “the power to cloud men’s minds so they cannot see him.”

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”

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July 31, 2010 at 12:01 am

Collect all seven!…

The Shadow asked, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?”  Well, as it happens, Thomas Vought and a team of geographers from Kansas State University do, at least in the U.S.  Vought and his team first mapped transgression in the state of Nevada– “The Spatial Distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins Within Nevada”— then expanded their survey (at a county-specific level) nationwide…

Click here to see how one’s home stacks up in the other six dimensions of damnation.

As we reach for our rosaries, we might ruminate on the ways in which standards change:  it was on this date in 1970 that  Ray Davies of the Kinks travelled round-trip New York-London-New York– literally on this date, in 24 hours– to change a single word in his immortal “Lola”  (“Coca Cola” became “cherry cola”) to satisfy a ban on commercial reference by the BBC.  How quaint.

I can’t see a thing in the video
I can’t hear a sound on the radio
In stereo in the Static Age

— “The Static Age,” Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown


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June 3, 2009 at 12:01 am

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