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Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

If the word “robots” calls to mind a clanking metal horde bent on enslaving the human race, then Toby Fraley’s “The Secret Life of Robots” may cool your paranoia.

Tales from Trundle Manor

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Trundle Manor is the self-described “art house/tourist trap” — and home — of artists Mr. Arm and Velda.

Beefcake of Roads: New Home For World’s Largest Muscleman

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Schwarzenegger was once a Mr. World, but even in his prime he was no match for Zuverman.

Finally, A Museum With Glowing Fish And Sea Monkeys

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Why has art professor Richard Pell opened a museum of plants and animals genetically altered by human beings? “If somebody else had done it first,” he said, “I wouldn’t have had to.”

Seven Years Away, Johnstown’s Best Friend Comes Home

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

If Morley’s Dog had a proper name, it washed away along with everything else in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, when a dam burst and destroyed the city in 1889.

Castle Blood: Where Every Day Is Halloween

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Halloween attractions rise from the dead every October only to fall back into the grave November 1st. No one has yet figured out how to trick-or-treat profitably 365 days a year, but some ghoulish attractions confidently display their outdoor skulls and props year-round as photo-ops for the macabre-starved.

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