Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

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Voracious bibliophile with a Midwestern sensibility. Reader of everything from Joyce and Dave Wallace to A Song of Ice and Fire (several times) and Harry Potter (again, several times).  An expert in all things relating to Frasier and an aspiring scratch golfer. Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in English, where I perfected the catnap. Read some other lists at Britannica and some fiction on my blog.

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  1. 10 Insane Facts About Ed Wood, The Man Who Defined Weirdness In Hollywood

    10 Insane Facts About Ed Wood, The Man Who Defined Weirdness In Hollywood

    Ed Wood ranks high among the B-movie eccentrics, thanks to his relentless efforts to create a lasting camp masterpiece. He revolutionized low-budget filmmaking ...
  2. Deeply Unsettling Facts About Strom Thurmond

    Deeply Unsettling Facts About Strom Thurmond

    Any Senator Strom Thurmond biography is likely to paint the United States' longest-serving senator as a complicated man who had a strong hand in shaping ...
  3. 10 Crazy Political Scandals During Elections Throughout American History

    10 Crazy Political Scandals During Elections Throughout American History

    Seems like a new election scandal steals headlines every day. From sexual misconduct to the misappropriations of funds, Benghazi, and foreign ...
  4. The Cruelest Rulers in History (Who Weren't Hitler)

    The Cruelest Rulers in History (Who Weren't Hitler)

    When we think of the most evil rulers in history, names like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Benito Mussolini rush to mind. But it's important to remember that ...
  5. 10 Utterly Convincing Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Bugs

    10 Utterly Convincing Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Bugs

    Would you try eating bugs? How about adding some totally tasteless cricket powder to a smoothie? Westerners have a difficult time comprehending the idea of bugs as ...
  6. 10 Incredibly Talented Actors Whose Skills Were Overshadowed by One Role

    10 Incredibly Talented Actors Whose Skills Were Overshadowed by One Role

    Sometimes there's a simple explanation for one-hit wonder actors: they just aren't any good. But what about those actors who honed their craft at prestigious ...
  7. Every Scary Thing We Know About the Hole, Scientology's Nightmare Compound

    Every Scary Thing We Know About the Hole, Scientology's Nightmare Compound

    Rumors of extortion, abuse, and gaslighting have circled around the Church of Scientology for decades, but because of its strict adherence to secrecy, little has ...
  8. 8 Insanely Brave Acts of Undercover Journalism

    8 Insanely Brave Acts of Undercover Journalism

    It's easy to overlook how badly the world needs daring investigative journalists. This is because often they are silenced by those they're investigating or ...