Trigger Warning: Tiptree

I had heard there was a made for TV adaptation of Raccoona Sheldon’s story The Screwfly Solution. I came across something more interesting, a radio drama of Houston, Houston, Do You Read? by James Tiptree, Jr. Both of these names are pen names for Alice Sheldon. I was curious about the radio adaption of Houston for the same reason I was […]

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Good News of the Day

The Big Board isn’t a news blog, nor is it viewed by many: But I would still like to announce a 5-3 Supreme Court decision overturning most of the recent abortion restrictions in Texas. Let’s hope this is a sign the tide is turning.

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German is Awesome

  Many of you may remember Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart. What you might not know  is that Jim Steinman wrote that song a few years before it became a hit as part of an intended musical about vampires. The pitch for the musical fell through, so Steinman pitched a couple of the songs […]

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Nuclear Friday: Please Remain Calm

In 1964 something happened that caused great concern in the US public. It wasn’t any international crisis. The use of nuclear weapons was a major concern in the 1964 presidential election, but that wasn’t why so many Americans were worried about something new. This new concern came straight from Hollywood. Both Dr. Strangelove and Fail Safe came out in […]

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