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The Taming of the Scrooge

The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck, Volume 2, by Don Rosa – You may remember I read the first volume almost two years ago, but the collection is out of print and the library didn’t have the second. Now … Continue reading

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Fantasian Studies

Disney’s third full-length animated feature is a departure from the two full-length fairy tale adaptations that preceded it. Fantasia is, as I’m sure you all know, a series of cartoons set to classical music, played by an in-house orchestra. The … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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The Flying Avengers of the Greco-Roman World

Greco-Roman mythology is full of trios of scary women. I’m not sure how that meme got started, but you have the Gorgons, the Graeae, and the Fates. Another three dangerous females are the Furies, the Latin name for the Erinyes … Continue reading

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