Category Archives: News & Information

Dec. 9–The Carnal and the Mortal in Philadelphia, with Nicole Angemi/Sex Ghost lecture

Doing another iteration of the sex ghost lecture. Dec. 9, Philadelphia, with the world’s favorite pathologist, Nicole Angemi. Details at http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/the-carnal-the-mortal

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Animal Ghosts! Ship Cats! Lectures in Northern and Southern California

Tails From the Crypt: Animal Ghosts and Apparitions, free, Nov. 23, Los Angeles. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1771299696464408/ Ship cat lecture with . . . a mermaid contest, octopus dancing, and sea shanties! Wow! Dec. 9 in Arcata, CA. See https://www.facebook.com/events/780866608721101/

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Fall talks in Milwaukee, Chicago, Pasadena CA (Huntington Library)

Doing talks this fall in Milwaukee (Ship Cats https://www.facebook.com/events/218551835227959/), Chicago (Sex Ghosts http://chicagoathleticevents.com/events/ghosts-seduction-sicilian-catacombs-with-dr-paul-koudounaris/), and the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA (bejeweled skeletons). Milwaukee Oct 24, Chicago Oct 25, and the Huntington Oct 28. NOTE NOTE NOTE: the talk at the … Continue reading

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Ghosts, skeletons, and other friends: Memento Mori panel at Flintridge Books, Oct. 27

This will be an interesting panel, if you’re in Southern California. Details https://www.facebook.com/events/184769925291841/

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Sicilian Sex Ghost lecture, San Diego, Oct. 5

I had decided to steer clear of sex ghost lectures a couple years ago, but somehow I have fallen back into it. Aside from the one in Houston there will also be one in San Diego, at the Art Institute … Continue reading

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Great AMERICAN Cats–Lecture and Slideshow, Los Angeles, Sept. 29.

Damn right it’s time for an all American cat lecture. Sept. 29, HM157 in Los Angeles. The Great American Cat Lecture! In 1776, it wasn’t just a bunch of human colonists declaring independence from European domination, no sirree. American felines … Continue reading

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Texas talks: Ship Cats (Sept. 14), Death Salon (Sept. 16)

Doing a talk on the history of nautical cats in Austin on Sept. 14, and for Death Salon in Houston. Sept. 16. Details of the former at https://www.facebook.com/events/1423634287653518. Details of the latter at: https://deathsalon.org/future-events/death-salon-film-festival-at-aurora/

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August: Leading LACMA Guillermo del Toro tour/Animal Talk in Joshua Tree CA

On August 11, I will be leading a free tour of LACMA’s Guillermo del Toro At Home with Monsters exhibit. I wrote part of the catalog for that show, and I can tell you it’s great. The tour I am … Continue reading

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Latern Tour, Mummies of the World, Bowers Museum in Orange County

If you live in Southern California, here’s a kind of amazing event for you. The Mummies of the World exhibit is going dark on June 4: there’s going to be a nighttime, lantern light tour . . . and I … Continue reading

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CATS AND CORPSES!!! Philadelphia talks, May 18/19.

As the famous Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin said, only two things are certain in life: death and catses. Talks on both in Philadelphia. Link to FB page, which has links to specific event pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/988396144529881/

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