Civil War Film “Our War” Seeks Support on Indiegogo this April

On April 5th, the Indiegogo campaign for a new Civil War short film titled Our War will be marching into action, in need of fan support to help subsidize the cost of production. The movie is to be directed and co-written by J.D Mayo, who has extensive work with independent films, as well as Civil…

Four Times the Minions were Really Involved in Historical Events

The Minions are cute. They’re adorable. They’re evil. Well, maybe not exactly evil, but through their stupidity and drive to serve the world’s most powerful master, they usually end up not working for someone you’d invite to Thanksgiving (except the first guy on the list). As seen in the Minions movie last summer, they have…

Remembering a Great Man, George Ryan

I was first introduced to George Ryan by my friend Jeff Huber about five years ago. We all served on the board of trustees for a museum, which sometimes was the equivalent of fighting a war. If there was ever something that needed to be said, or something right that needed to be stuck up…

Why We Are Where We Are

I blame Andrew Johnson. Had Reconstruction in the post-Civil War era in American history not been such an abysmal failure, perhaps we would not be in the shape we are currently in when it comes to race relations in this country. Putting modern ignorance and our ability to be so easily distracted aside, Reconstruction was…

Abraham Lincoln: Man of Conflict, Man of Dissent

Introduction Nearly 150 years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains a polarizing figure. To some, he is the greatest president the United States of America ever had, a man who freed the slaves and saved the Union. To others, he was a power-hungry tyrant, who invaded his own country and used back-room, sometimes scandalous politics…

Paranormal File: An Investigation of Allaire Village

There are perks to not being famous, I guess, because if we were over at Haunted Travels, then this write-up and the ensuing pictures and videos to follow would probably never be published. As far as we know, we are the only group allowed to conduct a paranormal investigation of historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale,…

Writing History with Lightning: Racism in Early Hollywood

Due to the fact that I often blog about movies and history, I have decided to share this following article with you, which was written as a research paper for a history course I took this semester, called Boom and Bust: The United States, 1870-1940. We were allowed to research and write about any topic…

Movie Review: The Undying (2009)

If B-level versions of Gone with the Wind and Somewhere in Time got together and had a baby, chances are it would come out something like The Undying. Dull, boring, and brutishly slow, this “horror” movie fails to scare or entertain, and barely tells a story. I should have known from the synopsis, which involves…