Welcome to the last Friday of February. Spring is right around the corner. Spring training baseball games start next week which means it's only a matter of time before teams will be playing games that count. I'm ready for baseball season to start. In the meantime here are a few articles of interest for you to enjoy.
How Star Trek helped NASA dream big. NASA also helped Star Trek stick around.
Victory over Nazi Germany would not have been possible during World War II if it hadn't been for a group of artists.
This week one of my favorite shows All Creatures Great and Small finished its first season on PBS. The ending of the season was absolutely pitch perfect. Caution: spoilers abound in this article.
Mystery solved? Uncovering who was responsible for the hidden message inscribed in Edvard Munch's "The Scream".
In an upcoming Netflix series, Holmes and Watson are the villains and the Baker Street Irregulars solve all the mysteries.
If I ever get to Kansas City I am going to be sure to pay a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
This is a fascinating story about Willie Mays' days in the Army and a personal connection for the author of the article.
Though they were briefly teammates, Satchel Paige once pitched to Henry Aaron in a game. You have to read the whole story to believe who won the battle.
Clearing up some misconceptions about Colonial America.
She might not be a household name but she did help avert a nuclear war.
Podcast of the week: I am a huge fan of Golden Age detective fiction. I was especially thrilled to listen to this interview with Martin Edwards who is the author of The Golden Age of Murder and The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books along with two dozen other books. If you are like me and a fan of Agatha Christie and other Golden Age authors you won't want to miss this.