What's News - Updated August 18th, 2018

The Electric Speakeasy Returns!

Now people are looking for new platforms, alternatives to Facebook. There are a lot of people who see what's happening and how it's going to be getting worse. They are going to start censoring the crap out of social media, and/or social media is going to start demanding that you submit to their GroupThink. 

Here's what I see happening, Facebook is going to go the way of "MySpace." People are already leaving in droves. People are leaving Facebook and might not have anywhere to go... Well, to all of you. Welcome back and welcome home.

Episode 89: The Possible Assassination of John Kennedy Jr | August 18th, 2018
Walt Schnabel, Jim Loretta and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about the conspiracy surrounding the possible assassination of John Kennedy Jr, The Gemstone Files, The Oliver Stone interview in George magazine, and more.

The Metaphyscial Connection Episode 88 - Television and Social Engineering Part Two.
August 4th, 2018 | Walt Schnabel and Eric Renderking Fisk continue the conversation on Social Engineering through Television. And be sure to listent to our other episodes on our Metaphysical Connection homepage.

The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show

The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 90 | August 11th, 2018
Recorded Live From Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, New Hampshire With Jessie Haas & Matt Forrest Esenwine. Listen to past episodes on The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Home Page.

The Book Cellar

Review: “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” By MItchell Zuckoff - Reivewed by Eric Renderking Fisk.

Review: Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw | June 17th, 2017
Eric Renderking Fisk revisits the work of Anthony Bourdain after his untimely death.

PIMP: The Story of My Life, By Iceberg Slim | Reveiw published May 3rd, 2018
A book about the Jazz Era underworld that demands to be read as a cautionary tale and a reminder of the adage that we reap what we sew. Be sure to read past reviews in The Book Cellar.

 

Commentary

Harlan Ellison 1934 - 2018
Harlan Ellison was a terrific writer, one of the most famous writers of speculative fiction. Nobody like me needs to explain to you how great he was at this, you either know it or you don’t. I also don’t need to tell you that he was always a “grumpy old man,” his takedowns of pretentious, ignorant people from celebrities, politicians, televangelists, committees, are famous. If you don’t know Harlan Ellison for his writing, you know him at least for that. [Continued...]

The Fourth Horseman of The Steampunk Apocalypse. | March 5th, 2018
Eric Renderking Fisk tackles the stigma to the retrocentric community and the damage done via the accusations against Jeff Mack and The Steampunk World's Fair

The Fedora Chronicles Dine - Food and Drink

The Yelp on Yelp | June 14th, 2018
Eric Renderking Fisk explores what's wrong with sites that host reviews of your 'favorite' resturants and why they're a huge part of why horrible establishments with a lot of dough are able to cary on for decades when they should have been closed soon after they opened.

Steampunk Portal

"Army Of Brass - EA Hennessy Interview" by Phoebe Darqueling | May 8th, 2018
Phoebe Darqueling interviews EA Hennessy about 'Army Of Brass' for The Fedora Chronicles Women Of Retropunk. Visit The Steampunk Portal and Women Of Retropunk for more articles.

Women Of Retropunk

The Fedora Chronicles interview with KISS Designs Amber OBoyle Kulp.

Flicks To Hold You Over

"The Post" | January 28th, 2018
Eric Renderking Fisk reviews that a movie actually spoke to him as a publisher of a website. Also, check out “Background To Danger,” "Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)" and other Flicks To Hold You Over

Food and Drink

The Fedora Chronicles Food and Drink: Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon
Eric Renderking Fisk shares a bottle from California, vintage 2015.

Neural Download #2 “Manhunt: Unabomber”
October 14th, 2017 | Walt Schnabel reviews the Discovery Channel miniseries now on Netflix. Read more from Walt Schnabel.

Check out our other "Flicks To Hold You Over!"

The Fedora Chronicles Style Guide

"The Rogue and Scoundrels Style Guide to Wearing A Fedora,"