From Around the Web: A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs – The Daily Beast

View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com DEGENERATE AND PROUD A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs As the massacre at Charlie Hebdo reminds us, art and satire have long been targets of violent suppression. Here are nine famous books, films and plays that sparked a virulent backlash. The Wednesday attack against cartoonists of the… Continue reading From Around the Web: A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs – The Daily Beast

H.R. Giger’s Original Design To-Do List For “Alien” Was Awesomely Weird

H.R. Giger’s Original Design To-Do List For “Alien” Was Awesomely Weird H.R. GIGER WAS ORIGINALLY ASKED TO DESIGN A XENOFORM WHICH LOOKED LIKE AN “OVERSIZED, DEFORMED BABY.” It’s hard to imagine what the Alien movies would look like without the singular vision of Swiss artist H.R. Giger. But before Giger was hired on to design… Continue reading H.R. Giger’s Original Design To-Do List For “Alien” Was Awesomely Weird

Medieval ‘vampire grave’ found in Bulgarian ruins – UPI.com

KARDZHALI, Bulgaria, Oct. 14 (UPI) — A Bulgarian archaeologist said he has uncovered “a vampire grave” from the 13th century featuring the bones of a man with a stake driven through his chest. Nikolai Ovcharov, an archaeologist nicknamed “Bulgaria’s Indiana Jones,” said he discovered “a vampire grave” while excavating the ruins of Perperikon, an ancient… Continue reading Medieval ‘vampire grave’ found in Bulgarian ruins – UPI.com

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