A Question of Dragons

November 06, 2015

Among my myriad editorial, writing, investigative, and other duties I often get e-mails from the public asking me questions about "unexplained" subjects. Here's a question I got from a sixth grader about dragons.

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The Curious Case of Baby Lisa and the Psychic

October 29, 2015

In my over 15 years of investigations I've covered many dozens of claims of psychics and psychic detectives. Of those, about a half-dozen stand out as being particularly interesting or intriguing-not just yet another psychic making dubious claims, but some novel twist that at suggests a closer look is needed to understand what's going on. This is one of those cases.

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‘Bridge of Spies’ on Spying and Due Process

October 21, 2015

'Bridge of Spies' is an engaging political thriller with a real American hero--whether audiences recognize it or not.

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Reality Check: Is America ‘Numb’ to Mass Shootings?

October 05, 2015

In the wake of a shooting that left at least ten dead, last week President Obama stated that "Somehow, this has become routine. We become numb to this." Is that true? 

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“The Gospel According to Stephenson”: Seven Questions for John Schuermann

October 01, 2015

In which I ask Writer/Director/Composer John Schuermann about his hoped-to-be upcoming vampire film "The Gospel According to Stephenson."

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Do Conspiracy Theorists Drive Chevys?

September 21, 2015

You might think that conspiracy theorists would organize boycotts of General Motors, Bank of America, brands that use ADM products, and dozens of other familiar brands and companies found guilty of engaging in conspiracy.

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“The Visit” (film review)

September 14, 2015

Despite its flaws The Visit is successful enough in building fear and tension in a creepy atmosphere to merit a tepid recommendation. 

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A Reader’s Query: 10% of the Brain and Inherent Wisdom

September 08, 2015

Now and then I like to post (anonymous) e-mails from people who contact me, as it often provides insight into the worldviews of non-skeptics. 

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Using Satellites to Search for Bigfoot

August 28, 2015

Unknown animals such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, for example, might be easily located and captured--if indeed they exist.

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Circling the Pendulum: Conversations with a Dowser

August 27, 2015

A conversation with a pendulum dowser who seems pretty sure he can explain the phenomenon through an unknown radiation.

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