This week guest star is Holly Hunt is covering for Carol Borden. Holly Hunt hopes someday to write about Hans Holzer’s The Habsburg Curse as the book that changed her life. ~~~ In Search of… the classic–I’d even say paradigmatic–paranormal reality show, ran from 1977 to 1982. The […]
“The history of Soviet mission patches begins with one of space travel’s most significant achievements. In 1963, Valentina Teresknova made history as the first woman in space. Her call sign was Chayka—Seagull—and under it, she completed 48 orbits of Earth. As she did so, hidden from view, sewn onto the […]
The Gutter’s own Carol was invited back on the Projection Booth (again!) to discuss Hard To Be A God (2013) and Hard To Be A God (1989), along with the 1963 novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.
Ajooba is one of those Bollywood movies that almost everybody dismisses—cheap costumes, awkward giant monsters, make-do special effects—until you get them to actually think about it. Released in 1991, this bank-breaking Indian and Soviet co-production features a plot that sounds more at home in the 1970s in the […]
Bturn has a gallery of images from a Soviet picture book in which naked people form the letters of the cyrillic alphabet. “The fascinating scans come from an alphabet picture book published around 1931, allegedly to fight widespread illiteracy across the vast Soviet territories. It was drawn by […]
“His anger drove him to become the most successful and valued agent the CIA had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. The documents and drawings he passed to the United States in the early 1980s unlocked the secrets of Soviet radar and revealed sensitive plans for […]