Blog Archives for February 2014

“The Invisible Woman”: A Nickell-odeon Review

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 26, 2014

Charles Dickens (1812–1870), the most popular and one of the greatest of English novelists, also deserves plaudits for his literary indictments of society for abusing the poor. To be sure, however, he did have faults. For instance, he fostered belief in the pseudoscientific notion of spontaneous human combustion in his novel Bleak House (1852), although Dickens at least seemed honest in his error.

“The Monuments Men”: A Nickell-odeon Review

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 18, 2014

The Monuments Men is a true story, based on a book of the same title, written by Robert M. Edsel and subtitled Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. No exaggeration that.

Valentine’s Day

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 14, 2014

 

RIDDLEculous II

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 04, 2014

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

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