Nefertiti is famous for being beautiful and for being married to a religious fanatic. She's not an example of a powerful woman. She may (or may not) have had quite a lot of influence over her husband's new religion, but she died and then he died and then the religion died. If it wasn't for her never-completed bust… » 12/17/14 5:13pm Today 5:13pm

This was absolutely fascinating; I'd never given any thought to any of this before. Do you know if the reason for dueling used in Dumas's Three Musketeers — demonstrating your courage to your military superiors as a means of advancement — had any actual reality? » 12/17/14 10:19am Today 10:19am

Roger Zelazny's "A Night in the Lonesome October." I was and am a rabid fan of his Amber series, "Lord of Light," "My Name Is Legion,' others, looked hugely forward to his new novel. When I got it and read it, I was bitterly disappointed. Instead of Corwin or Sam or "Legion," I was reading a book narrated by Jack the… » 12/17/14 7:16am Today 7:16am

Comic books. Loved comics when I was a kid, especially DC, but they no longer do anything for me. If I read a comic, I tend to read the words, barely note the pictures. (Sorry, artists — nothing personal.) It's not so much a dislike of art as it is a feeling that, for me, story and good writing trump everything. » 12/16/14 2:51pm Yesterday 2:51pm

But we're not talking about organizations like Greenpeace. We're talking about Greenpeace. I'm sorry if you're a member or a groupie or whatever, but they screwed up big time here, violating their own beliefs in order to promote their own beliefs. That's far greater than an error in judgment, it shows a disdain for… » 12/16/14 10:56am Yesterday 10:56am

I wish someone could/would make a full-size replica of these — wouldn't have to be stone — which would then be painted in the same style and colors as these originally were. Be fascinating to see the Pharaoh Amenhotep III as his artists intended. Might be a touch pricey, just for a fascinating look-see, however. » 12/15/14 9:35am Monday 9:35am