rickheit_feature_600x350 The Wonder of Comics: Hans Rickheit

Here’s what I see when I peruse through Hans Rickheit’s comics: creepy men with animal heads opening into new universes, bio-organic tumorous growth machines, balloons that hatch armadillos, trees fused with bicycles, musical instruments made from animal organs. Rickheit is

lovecraftpluto-feature H.P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Cybperpunk Dreamlands

It’s Halloween season, so in addition to trying out a new creepy read (“House of Leaves”), I’m also enjoying an old favorite: H.P Lovecraft’s “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.” It’s the tale of dreamer Randolph Carter’s epic journey across the

Blow Your Mind: Can my nightmares kill me?

We’ve all experienced frightening or horrifying dreams, but can our nightmares really scare us to death? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss the CDC’s investigation of 18 sleep deaths in the 1980s –

Blow Your Mind: The Extreme Sleep of Parasomnias

Most of us take a good night’s sleep for granted, but there’s a whole world of bizarre sleep out there that only parasomniacs who scoff at your occasional complaints about “work dreams” and nightmares. Yes, we’re talking about the world

freddy-feature Real Events Inspired ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’

The idea of Freddy Krueger, the villain who kills you in your dreams, freaked me out when I was younger. Which is to say it also enthralled me. The adult me, however, finds the science of sleep and paranormal experiences

CHUD2 C.H.U.D. Slumber: Subterranean Sleep Cycles

We’ve all watched enough sci-fi and horror films to know how life underground goes. Your skin and hair turn pale, you go blind and before long you’re probably prowling around naked for the great taste of human flesh. Ah, but

Blow Your Mind: Animal Junkies and Dream Inception

Look, wallabies are munching down Tasmanian opium crops and lemurs are giving themselves a millipede rubdown. And if that’s not weird enough for you, just think about the fact that your sleeping brain does far more than make you show

weirddreams-feature Earth’s Magnetic Field Of Weird Dreams

You’ve probably noticed by now that sometimes your dreams are very day-to-day and other times they’re far more bizarre. One night you might dream you’re at work or that you forgot to drop a college course and the next you’re

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