Saturday, June 16, 2012
Scientists report Wednesday in the journal Nature that the moon Titan may have methane lakes among the dunes that pervade the tropics, the region of the moon between 20 degrees of latitude north and 20 degrees of latitude south.
The startling answer, a prosecutor said Friday, was a 1950s locker room humiliation that festered in Ericsson's mind for a half-century.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Reporting in the June issue of Antiquity, archaeologist Marc Az�ma of the University of Toulouse–Le Mirail in France and independent French artist Florent Rivere argued that by about 30,000 years ago Paleolithic artists used "animation effects" in their paintings. To render the movement, they deconstructed it in successive images.
“Police found Adriana Villareal had carried out some work in the tomb where her husband’s coffin was. She had a radio, a computer, Internet, a chair and a small cooker,” said local police commissioner Gustavo Braganza.
Ex-Colombo capo Anthony Russo delivered delicious testimony about a former mob pal whose blood boiled like a simmering red sauce when he heard a Bonanno associate had stolen a family recipe.
Kill her. Brutally. And not leave a trace of himself behind.
Nine women have died so far. And pretty Casey Buckner may be next. A young divorcee who's recently moved into an apartment complex near the Astrodome, Casey's already met three men in the building: a married accountant, a single writer, and a psychologist.
One of them is a serial killer. But which one...?
"...Not for gentle tastes, but a striking addition to the serial- killer subgenre--gory, repugnant, and gripping to its last ugly reverberation." - Kirkus Reviews
Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
When Doug meets an old school-days flame, Lyn, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future. But Lyn’s son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth.
Soon Doug is tangled in a complicated crimeweb of corrupt politicians, frightened journalists and a police force in cahoots with criminals. As he uncovers illicit smuggling activities at the town’s port and falls firmly on the wrong side of eastern European ganglords, the problems he left behind in Ulster are now the least of his worries. Only Burns’ philosophical musings offer Doug some shelter as he wanders the streets of Auld Ayr battling The Storm Without.
Hat tip to Doc Quatermass.
Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.
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Modern garden design dates to the 18th century, when Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (designer of Kew Gardens) and his early 19th century successor, Humphry Repton, introduced a more relaxed and natural style to the formal English garden. In the United States, Frederick Law Olmsted was the greatest influence with his design for New York City’s Central Park.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
"Experience handling crocodilians preferred," says the notice from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission — but the agency will train.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Jingo Dalhousie -- a frustrated piano player working as a janitor in his cousin's Greenwich Village night club, a misfit, a man who is just not all there. The kind you can find on any NYC street corner. Jingo harbors impossible dreams of playing the piano like his idol, Thelonious Monk. When a blockbuster debut novel features a character with his own unusual name, Jingo believes it can't be mere coincidence, and he decides to track down the author. If only he can meet her, and play for her, then maybe -- just maybe -- he'll be able to finally free the music trapped inside his head. But unknown to Jingo, the author has a secret of her own that she is desperate to protect . . .
What is the human soul capable of when afflicted by ambition without talent? The haunting answer to that question echoes through the pages of SAD JINGO.
Harlan Ellison’s First Novel —
Returning to Bookstores After 30 Years!
HARD CASE CRIME to publish definitive edition of WEB OF THE CITY
New York, NY; London, UK (June 11, 2012) – Acclaimed author Harlan Ellison has authorized the publication of a new edition of his first novel, Web of the City, by Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of mystery novels from editor Charles Ardai and publisher Titan Books. The new edition, which will feature not just the definitive text of the book but also three thematically related short stories Ellison wrote for the pulp crime magazines of the 1950s, will mark the book’s first appearance in stores in three decades.
Harlan Ellison is one of the most renowned authors of the past 60 years. Although best known for his fantasy and science fiction and his always controversial essays, Ellison has also won the Edgar Allan Poe Award twice for his crime fiction. Other honors he has received include a record 10 Hugo Awards, 5 Nebulas (including the lifetime Grand Master Award), 6 Bram Stoker Awards (including their lifetime Grand Master Award), 4 Writers Guild of America Awards, and 2 World Fantasy Awards, as well as multiple other lifetime achievement awards. He has also been a finalist for the Emmy and twice for the Grammy. The film made of his life, Dreams with Sharp Teeth, starring Ellison, took 21 years to make, and is one of the most award-winning documentaries of the past five years.
Written in 1957 while Ellison was enduring Army Ranger basic training in Georgia, Web of the City tells the story of a teenager who sets out to leave the New York City street gang he runs with, putting his family in grave danger. Ellison wrote the book after going undercover for ten weeks as a member of an actual Brooklyn street gang, the Barons, an experience that also inspired him to write the famous “Memo From Purgatory” episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour starring James Caan (The Godfather) and Walter Koenig (Star Trek).
Hard Case Crime will bring the book out in April 2013, in paperback and e-book editions, with a new cover painting in the classic pulp style by Glen Orbik.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Like Mr. Haney, Eb Dawson, Hank Kimball and Arnold the Pig, Cady’s Sam Drucker was a supporting cast member on “Green Acres” to lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas and his socialite wife, Lisa, played by Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, who had ditched the high life in New York City for the charms of a farm in Hooterville.
When officers arrived about 10:30 a.m., they heard the sound of the paint ball impacts and found the man inside covered with yellow paint, the Daily News reported.