Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror Book


Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror Book:

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

STV—Gerald Fried Plays His Own Star Trek Medley

From Larry’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

Retirees Should Know These 3 Facts About Required Minimum Distributions – January 09, 2020

By Zacks Equity Research | Yahoo!

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

Here’s Halle Berry’s MMA Body In Mesh Yoga Pants – Plus Her Favorite Snack

By Rebecca Cukier | TheBlast

Halle Berry poses at an event

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

Giant Chinese paddlefish declared extinct by scientists after surviving for nearly 150 million years

By Joe Gamp, Contributor | Yahoo News UK

Scientists have declared a giant fish that had survived for 150 million years is now extinct.

Named after its distinctive shape, experts believe the giant Chinese paddlefish has been wiped out because it could not survive over-fishing, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity.… Read more

Death From Above: The Air Force’s Fearsome AC-130 Gunship Is Getting Upgrades

And America’s enemies are running.

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

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

Britney Spears Tugs Down Bikini Bottoms & Instagram Zeros In With Hygiene Request

By Rebecca Cukier | TheBlast

Britney Spears is back in a bikini. The “Toxic” singer made headlines for kicking 2020 off in the world’s tiniest purple bikini, and it looks like the 38-year-old has kept the vibe up.

Late last night, Britney updated her Instagram with a double set of bikini snaps.… Read more

Chilling Photos From The Groovy Era – Yvonne Craig squeeze into her Batgirl costume during season three of “Batman”

By Jacob Shelton

source: pinterest

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

Why China’s Lack of Experience Could Doom It in a War

What might happen?

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: Having good technology is one thing, but gaining battlefield-earned experience is another.

The Chinese military has almost no combat experience, analyst Timothy Heath wrote for the California think-tank RAND.… Read more