I’ve been thinking about the entertainment world’s fascination with zombies, and wondering what it means. It’s long been said that the first zombie film was really about shopping and consumerism. No surprise, then, that zombies are going global just as …Continue reading →
This is an interview of Topper Sherwood by Gordon Simmons, for a show on West Virginia Authors for the state Library Commission. The conversation was taped in Charleston, West Virginia, in March 2016. (Below the screen are some highlights.) “I …Continue reading →
A good bit of the action in Carla Rising really happened in the United States, in the 1920s. Some of the resource material came from The West Virginia Mine Wars: An Anthology, by David Corbin. I helped David get Mine Wars into print in 1991.
Here are some things I learned about the Battle of Blair Mountain since the 1990s: Continue reading →
In his West Virginia: A History for Beginners, John Alexander Williams carefully explains to young readers how social scientists gather evidence, make reasonable inferences from that evidence, and then interpret the information they have before them. People come up with …Continue reading →