The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history.… Read more
From Larry Nemecek.com’s Trekland and his Switching to Visual vlog series, Larry shares rare video he shot of legendary original Star Trek composer Gerald Fried, 82, playing oboe in a medley duet with pianist Rich Ruttenberg for his most iconic Trek scores ever: “The Paradise Syndrome,” “Amok TIme” and “Shore Leave.”… Read more
Neglecting to withdraw a required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA by the due date brings about a painful tax code penalty: 50%. Yes, you read that right. If you are supposed to withdraw at least $4,000 and (uh oh!)… Read more
It’s Friday, and that means one thing for uber-fit Oscar winner, Halle Berry. The actress is basically the most dedicated user of Instagram’s #FitnessFriday ever, and she didn’t disappoint today – a brand new photo has landed on the 53-year-old’s feed.… Read more
Key Point: Once the gunship is upgraded, the AC-130 will become an integral part of U.S. overseas operations.
The historic, lethal and combat-tested AC-130 gunship — known for attacking ISIS and Taliban fighters during close-air support high-risk combat missions — is getting a massive technological upgrade with newer weapons and avionics to increase the effectiveness of the attack platform and extend its service life into future decades, service officials said.… Read more
Whether you’re a Trekkie or you’ve just got a thing for a gal with a batarang, Yvonne Craig has you covered. In the ‘60s she was the go to girl for playing Orion Slave Girls or plucky sidekicks who looked great in purple.… Read more