W. Scott Poole

When Halloween Became America’s Most Dangerous Holiday

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To many Americans, Halloween is the spookiest day of the year. This was authored in the 1970s, when fake headlines gave way to real fear.

  The unquiet spirits, vampires, and the omnipresent zombies that Read the full article
W. Scott Poole

W. Scott Poole teaches courses in American politics and popular culture. He is the author or co-author of nine books, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for his 2016 biography of H.P. Lovecraft, In the Mountains of Madness, and his most recent book is Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror which made “notable book” lists by The New York Post, The Toronto Free Star, and the Indie Booksellers “Indie Next” list. Poole’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, PopMatters, Jacobin, and People’s World, as well as in academic essay collections.

If This Were a Fight, Someone Would Stop It

Chris Dupuy was writing about boxing and recent ring deaths when the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton occurred. The events coalesced into this powerful piece about violence and our current state of affairs.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXIV

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, weighs in on the topic of abortion and ponders both sides.