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Archive for January 2012

Friggatriskaidekaphobia

If you suffer from this malady–the fear of Friday the 13th–you might want to read on, as you’re probably only succumbing to a recently minted superstition rather than one grounded in age-old mystic wisdom or scientific data… As for the etymology of friggatriskaidekaphobia, Frigga is the name of the Norse goddess who is the wife […]

Author Interview: Bernard Cornwell

On January 17, Death of Kings, the sixth book in Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories, will be published in the U.S. (published in the U.K. last September). About seven years ago, I interviewed Mr. Cornwell shortly after the release of the first book in that series, The Last Kingdom, and I thought it would be […]

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan: Zen Buddhist temple rebuilt after a fire to replicate the original late-14th-century villa. Photo by Christopher M. Cevasco.