Are zombies real?

Are zombies real?

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sick of zombies in general–at least, the undead, stumbling, murderous variety. The real thing is much scarier. In the early 1980’s, a Canadian ethnobotanist by the name of Wade Davis traveled to Haiti to...
The real Shawshank Redemption

The real Shawshank Redemption

One of my favourite works of fiction has long been Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was turned into an equally brilliant movie. But is it fiction? The “real” Andy Dufresne was a man named Frank Freshwaters. In 1957,...

C is for Curse

Human beings are superstitious by nature. Many of us believe in good luck charms, but how about the opposite? Could curses really exist? James Dean remains a Hollywood icon, even though he only made three films before he died–two of which had not yet been...