Monthly Archives: November 2014

Weird and Wonderful Gifts: MONSTER expansion perfects “Ticket to Ride”

My son is a game-nerd and a bit of his zeal has rubbed off on me. But where William geeks out over rule-set elegance and game re-playability, I am truly a sucker for nifty game pieces and beautiful boards. And … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Books and eBooks from ChiZine Publications

If books and ebooks are on your gift lists, hurry over to ChiZine Publications where a Black Friday Sale continues until Monday. With an 80% discount off of ebooks, this is a great opportunity to snap up some gifts for … Continue reading

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Window Dressing with Nerve

Elsa and I had a play-date with Nerve, Detroit’s “consensual theatre” company, to assist their puppet all-stars who’d decided to cavort in the window of their Corktown rehearsal space. Director-provocateur Kathe Koja led us downstairs to where the cast and … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Poking Dead Things

One unexpected discovery at the Three Corpse Circus— unexpected for a film festival– was the hand-crafted jewelry of the Poking Dead Things shop. While I was surveying the grand lobby of the Michigan Theatre between screenings, the lovely display of … Continue reading

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Books from Raw Dog Screaming

Dig this haul from Raw Dog Screaming Press! RDSP is a quality publisher of strange literature and they recently ran a deliciously strange promotion: buy one of their titles and get 2 additional books. Those ride-along titles could be books … Continue reading

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Hunting Ghosts at the Historic Howell Theater

When my buddy and fellow horror writer, David C. Hayes invited me to hunt ghosts at a fundraiser for the Historic Howell Theater, I only had two questions: Would I get to wear an unlicensed nuclear reactor on my back … Continue reading

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Nightmare #362: The Bad Assassin

(Male, 50’s) There is no way I can convey the absolute terror I had in this dream. Reading over what I’ve written down makes it all sound like kind of a joke, but honestly, I woke up in the middle … Continue reading

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