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Roman MMA Champ Recruited Soldiers

Using celebrities to sign people up for stuff is an age old technique that even the Roman Empire was familiar with. A newly translated inscription dating about 1,800 years revealed that the Roman army [...]

Documentaries I Like: Strange Parallel (Elliott Smith)

I’m a little shocked that I’ve gone so many years being an Elliott Smith fan, and living in Portland (where it is contractually obligated that you be an Elliott Smith fan), but had never heard of Strange Parallel, a 1998 30-minute documentary on Smith. Directed by Steve Hanft as a promotional film (never released commercially), [...]