As one of the most enduring and ethereal images of modern civilization, the Zeppelin, however outdated as transport now, has found a place in fiction. Whether in older works like [...]
Man’s best friend at the dawn of humanity was not the dog, nor the trusty wheel—it was a poke in the eye, early proof that the “it’s better than a [...]
The genre of horror has developed a bad rap over the years, conjuring images of half-naked girls, masked men with axes, and a plot that leaves much to be desired. [...]
Cornell Poisonous Plants is just what it says – a poisonous plant database with images of these plants as well their most common victims, and occasionally some very random trivia [...]
Virtual Library – American Indians is a list of Native American resources on the internet. The links are not particularly well organized, but they are kept relatively current.
The Alamo includes [...]
japan-guide.com’s Japanese History is a quick guide through virtually any period of time in Japan.
American West has some unusual links – there’s even a Native Languages page – but it’s [...]
For the social side of things, the United Nations website briefly covers the economic and social consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
For the wilder side of pharmaceuticals, Lycaeum, a [...]
And finally, RE offers a variety of articles on conlangs and advice on creating slang, dialect, or your own language: Michael A. Burstein’s “Writing the Language of the Future“; [...]
The Merck Manual focuses on personality disorders (including antisocial personality disorder, which has been called “psychopathy” and “sociopathy”). As a warning, personality disorders can be hard to correctly diagnose because [...]
Lindy Hopping Although dedicated to dances from the Lindberg era, this menu item concentrates on men’s fashions that were changing as Edwardian etiquette faded away.
JJ Kent is a hidden offshoot [...]
Crime Library. Everything from current cases to profiling to scams and hoaxes. The site map is at the bottom of the page, if you’re wondering how to get around the [...]
NT Gateway The formation and selection process for the New Testament was very much human…and political. See the various links and books on NT Gateway. NTCanon.org provides helpful information, including [...]
For those looking to expand their knowledge of speculative fiction even more seriously, Rutgers has an extensive list of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, from reading guides to encyclopedias to [...]
Wikipedia has a brief but thought-provoking entry on the historic relationship between magic and religion, from the traditional power of sacrifice to the sacredness of names. Additionally, their general article [...]
War, Warfare, Weapons provides an overview of Japanese weapons, when they were used, why, and by whom. Includes a section on castles and armor, theories on the origin of the [...]