Actor and 50's Sci-Fi icon Ben Chapman: October 29, 1928 - February 21, 2008
Ben Chapman who along with Ricou Browning played the Gillman in the 50's science fiction classic "Creature From The Black Lagoon" passed away earlier today in Hawaii.
More details can be found on The-ReelGillman site: http://www.the-reelgillman.com/
It should be noted that Ben played the Gillman in all out of water scenes while Ricou Browning did all the underwater scenes. Ben will be missed. So long Gillman.
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Are We Alone? - Encore presentation: "Driving Evolution"
We've all descended from a common ancestor, but, as Homo sapiens, we no longer brachiate through trees and have long abandoned our stone tools for iPods. Evolution has shaped us into the big-brained, bipedal, text-messaging specimens we are today. But it didn't happened without a lot of pressure. We'll look at some of the forces that have driven human evolution - from the snake-phobia that sharpened our eyesight, to the anger-management that was a prerequisite for civilization. Also, how your Blackberry may be changing the brains of future generations. And, are we engineering our own successors through robotics?
- Lynne Isbell - anthropologist, University of California, Davis
- Timothy Taylor - archeologist, the University of Bradford in the U.K.
- Nicholas Wade - science writer, New York Times, author of Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
- Lee Gutkind - author of Almost Human: Making Robots Think
Tor Books - 2/19 Releases from Tor Books
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Word Weavers - Features: Christine Aisenberg, Jimmy D. Gillentine
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The Smoking Poet - THE SMOKING POET: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SPRING 2008
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Spring 2008 Issue Deadline: February 28, 2008
The Smoking Poet's FIRST ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
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"Into The Basement, The Movie" - AUDITIONS ARE OPEN
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