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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Eyewitness (Un)reliability and the Filedrawer Effect

August 25, 2015

If eyewitnesses can be mistaken in life-and-death cases, they are likely no more accurate in monster sightings and descriptions.

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Film review: “The Gift”

August 18, 2015

The Gift, like other effective thrillers such as Cape Fear and Fatal Attraction, trades on ambiguity...

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Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (book review)

August 05, 2015

A skeptical look at "Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained"

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