Blog Archives for February 2012

Oscar-Winning Film Highlights Acid Attack Domestic Violence

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 28, 2012

Though few have heard of it, the important Oscar-winning short subject film Saving Face may be the best film of the year, highlighting horrific abuse of women in Pakistan.

A Skeptic’s Visit to Macchu Picchu

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 22, 2012

A skeptic visits the Peruvian ruins of Macchu Picchu and finds history tainted by pseudoscience.

The Woman in Black: A Classic Ghost Story

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 06, 2012

In the new horror/thriller The Woman in Black, Arthur Kipps, a lawyer whose grief over his dead wife has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote English village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased woman. Upon his arrival, he learns that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret: the woman's house is haunted by a ghost-the titular woman in black. Much of the film is classic ghostlore, and scenarios I have seen enacted during real-life ghost hunts by psychics and ghost hunters.

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