I had the pleasure of speaking about the strange history of the Biosphere 2 with the Late Night Live program in Australia on Tuesday morning. Well, Tuesday night there. Or maybe it was Wednesday? Who knows. Maybe it was garbage day. Can’t tell anymore. Maybe like the Biospherians who spent two years inside a glass…

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The May issue of The Throwback, my monthly history-themed e-newsletter, includes a look at how pandemics of the past created the cities of the present, a kamikaze attack on a WWII hospital ship, and perhaps the most bizarre incident in presidential history. There are also recommendations of a book on the Kent State shootings, a…

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