Charles A. Coulombe

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Charles A. Coulombe was born to theatrical parents on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the day JFK was elected. Settling with his family in Hollywood in the house of Criswell, the once-famous TV psychic, Coulombe was exposed to the weird at an early age. His father's varying financial fortunes gave him an odd mix of public and Catholic education, and his colleges were New Mexico Military Institute and Cal State Northridge. After several jobs and a few years as a standup comic, he settled into a life of crime as a freelance writer. Coulombe is the author of eleven books and numerous articles on a wide variety of historical, religious, political, cinematic, literary, and supernatural topics. His ten nephews and nieces and innumerable cousins and godchildren keep him in touch with pop culture, while his favorite clubs, bars, and restaurants continue to provide the comfort of the past. Coulombe believes in Catholicism, Monarchy, and little else --- though he begins to think the Aliens will make contact before the budget is balanced.


Bizarro World

The Fairy Skeleton of the Chilean Desert

The Fairy Skeleton of the Chilean Desert

May 15, 2013

Amid the din of social, political, and terroristic unrest that takes up so much

South of the Border

Civil War in Venezuela?

Civil War in Venezuela?

April 21, 2013

Although Hugo Chavez managed to beat rival Henrique Capriles Randonski in the

Scandal

Obama Compliments a Woman, Draws Fire

Obama Compliments a Woman, Draws Fire

April 08, 2013

For the first time since Ronald Reagan flew via helicopter off into history in

Ideology

A Tale of Two Frances

A Tale of Two Frances

January 10, 2013

It is not a pleasant time to be French. New head of state Francois Hollande

Britain

Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Where Have All the Christians Gone?

December 17, 2012

Just in time for Christmas, the latest British census shows that since 2001,

Television

Let Them Watch Crap

Let Them Watch Crap

November 25, 2012

It’s happening again. Once more I begin to like a new TV show and it is

Politics

The War Within the States

The War Within the States

November 11, 2012

The sovereign people of these United States have spoken. Barack Obama has been

Zeitgeist

A Mirror Called Madonna

A Mirror Called Madonna

November 03, 2012

While the Northeast begins pulling itself out of the disaster that was

Catholicism

The Seven Saints of October

The Seven Saints of October

October 25, 2012

Having just gone through the third of the medicine shows we call presidential

Media

The Spice of Death

The Spice of Death

October 16, 2012

The 107-year-old Variety publications have been sold to the Internet-based

Foreign Policy

The Mexican Basket Case

The Mexican Basket Case

October 08, 2012

The Middle East and Asia occupy most of our foreign-policy interest these days,

Middle East

Three Waves of Mediocrity

Three Waves of Mediocrity

September 28, 2012

The Obama regime’s official explanation for the murder of our ambassador to

World

Fire in the East

Fire in the East

September 20, 2012

While most geopolitical fears are focused on the Middle East, it would be wise

Modernity Watch

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

September 15, 2012

The two major national party conventions trotted out this year’s brightest

Obit

5 x 6 Feet Under

5 x 6 Feet Under

August 25, 2012

The Grim Reaper thinned the herd of baby-boomer entertainment icons this

Science and Society

Will There Be Life on Mars?

Will There Be Life on Mars?

August 15, 2012

While the world had its eyes trained on London’s Olympics, a great many were

South of the Border

A Furor Over Foreskins

A Furor Over Foreskins

July 27, 2012

Last year I wrote about the anti-circumcision campaign here in California, and

Christendom

God’s Frozen People

God’s Frozen People

July 19, 2012

The religious world is buzzing this week with the unusual results of the

Superstardumb

Celebrity Schadenfreude

Celebrity Schadenfreude

July 06, 2012

Tom Cruise received a most unpleasant 50th-birthday present: His wife of five

Europe

Return of the Kings

Return of the Kings

June 16, 2012

A specter is haunting Europe—and pace Marx, it is the specter of monarchy.

Obit

Someone Righteous This Way Went

Someone Righteous This Way Went

June 08, 2012

Ray Bradbury is dead. For the past twenty years I have dreaded writing those

Commerce

Space: The Final Market

Space: The Final Market

May 12, 2012

If all goes as planned, May 19 will see the SpaceX ship blast off to resupply

South of the Border

Chávez: Still Riding the Pink Tide

Chávez: Still Riding the Pink Tide

April 19, 2012

During Benedict XVI’s recent trip to Cuba, the brothers Castro tumbled out to

Sports

Baseball: LA’s Thin Blue Line

Baseball: LA’s Thin Blue Line

April 05, 2012

March 28 saw a springtime ritual that rivals or even surpasses Easter in many

Middle East Conflict

Af-gone-istan

Af-gone-istan

March 21, 2012

My fascination with Afghanistan—especially the area now called Nuristan but

Eureka!

Balancing California’s Budget Before it Falls Into the Ocean

Balancing California’s Budget Before it Falls Into the Ocean

March 15, 2012

California must be the most geographically diverse state in the Union. From

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