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    Love, Luba, Lief — and a Man Named Valentinus

    February 14th, 2013 | Valentine's Day | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as […]

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  • Leonard Nimoy, RIP

    Leonard Nimoy, RIP

    February 27th, 2015 | Star Trek | journalpulp | No Comments

    In 1975, when Leonard Nimoy was 45-years-old, he wrote a book titled, I Am Not Spock. Some 20 years later, he wrote another book, a follow-up (of sorts), titled I Am Spock. One finds oneself strangely heartened by Leonard Nimoy’s eventual acceptance of his iconic status — and the colossal shadow his most famous character […]

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    Literary Pulp

    February 13th, 2015 | Writers | journalpulp | No Comments

    Truman Streckfus Persons was Truman Capote’s real name. The title Finnegans Wake contains no apostrophe in the word Finnegans. Thus Finnegans is a plural and Wake is a verb. Issac Newtons’s father was illiterate. Walt Whitman’s mother was illiterate. Roald Dahl was an anti-semite. Djuna Barnes had no formal education at all. Edmund Wilson once […]

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    Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Winter Drinks You’ve Never Had

    December 26th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    My pappy said “Son, you’re going to drive me to drinking if you don’t stop driving that hot rod Lincoln.”

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  • The Rituals And Routines of Famous Writers

    The Rituals And Routines of Famous Writers

    December 4th, 2014 | Writers | journalpulp | No Comments

    Writers, as you know, are a strange and superstitious lot. Here’s Jack Kerouac: I had a ritual once of lighting a candle and writing by its light and blowing it out when I was done for the night … also kneeling and praying before starting (I got that from a French movie about George Frideric […]

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