Truly Grimm Tales

“Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.” –  Jack Zipes   In 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first edition of Kinder-und-Hausmarchen, a...

Arlington: An American Monument of Irony

Situated majestically across the Potomac River basin, Arlington National Cemetery is arguably the most hallowed grounds in the United States, holding the graves of two U.S. Presidents, members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, and thousands of veterans from every...

The American Ebola Outbreak

Ebola is one of the most deadly viruses ever discovered – a hemorrhagic virus that can cause lethal organ failures in seven to 16 days after infection. The recent outbreak of Ebola Zaire in 2014  in West Africa was the largest in recorded history. By September...

The Fall and Rise of Algernon Graves

The most carefully indexed record of British art exhibitions in the 19th Century was the result of a decidedly unartful fall. A Londoner carrying bottles of wine for his uncle slipped on some ice barely half a mile from home, employing his corporeal frame to protect...