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.


Europe

The Magyars’ Revenge

The Magyars’ Revenge

March 08, 2012

All of the chatter about the euro obscures another important news item out of

Cultural Caviar

Nostalgia: A Taste of the Eternal

Nostalgia: A Taste of the Eternal

February 27, 2012

Downton Abbey‘s popularity in the United States comes as little shock to

Eureka!

Sugar Daddies & Sugar Babies

Sugar Daddies & Sugar Babies

February 20, 2012

A restaurant called Taboo is one my favorite haunts in one of my favorite

Zeitgeist

Wailing About Whales: The Myth of Interspecies Slavery

Wailing About Whales: The Myth of Interspecies Slavery

February 12, 2012

Slaving and whaling dominated New England shipping prior to the Civil War. When

Politics

Politicians: Better Saint Than Sorry

Politicians: Better Saint Than Sorry

January 16, 2012

The election season is upon us. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary

Hollywood

The Fires This Time

The Fires This Time

January 08, 2012

The New Year literally blazed into Los Angeles with dozens of fires set over

Cultural Caviar

Teetering Toward 2012

Teetering Toward 2012

December 28, 2011

This year crawls toward its doom while 2012 waits to unleash new horrors upon

Remembrance

A California Christmas

A California Christmas

December 19, 2011

Here in the LA area, as in the rest of California and across the globe, the

Scandal

Pedophiles in Tinseltown

Pedophiles in Tinseltown

December 11, 2011

Hollywood would not be Hollywood without recurring scandals. Tinseltown always

Politics

Political Society v. Civil Society

Political Society v. Civil Society

November 29, 2011

The latest flap over a Benetton ad campaign is far from the first in that

Church and State

Erin Goes Blah

Erin Goes Blah

November 23, 2011

The recent news concerning the Irish government’s decision to close its

Eureka!

The Great California Coyote Hunt

The Great California Coyote Hunt

November 08, 2011

The civilized world greeted St. Hubert’s Day (patron saint of hunters) on

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Halloween in the Golden State

Halloween in the Golden State

October 28, 2011

Here in California, Halloween is a season as much as a single holiday,

Media

Bye-Bye to Butch Broadcasters

Bye-Bye to Butch Broadcasters

October 10, 2011

The Andy Rooney era has ended. He gave his valedictory 60 Minutes appearance on

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Leftist Nostalgia on Modern Airwaves

Leftist Nostalgia on Modern Airwaves

October 03, 2011

I am a man of the right, so much so that for me the Nazis were simply

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The Fur Flies in West Hollywood

The Fur Flies in West Hollywood

September 26, 2011

September 21, 2011 marked the eruption of open gaiety in the American Armed

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Trust-Busting the Digital Monopolies

Trust-Busting the Digital Monopolies

September 12, 2011

The Internet is one of the most obvious signs of the Brave New World in which

Eureka!

Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empire

Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empire

September 01, 2011

Yet another insane bill has passed through the madhouse called the California

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Mad Men: Escape to Camelot

Mad Men: Escape to Camelot

August 26, 2011

Television—thanks to the profit motive—is intensely imitative. If any type

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The Love That Won’t Shut Up

The Love That Won’t Shut Up

August 18, 2011

Maybe it’s my age—or maybe life really is getting crazier—but even for

Eureka!

A Tale of Two Riots

A Tale of Two Riots

August 11, 2011

Buildings and cars burning, mobs looting, outnumbered police incapable of

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The Pink Elephant in the Schoolroom

The Pink Elephant in the Schoolroom

July 18, 2011

I thought I was inured to the unspeakable stupidity oozing out of

Remembrance

Death of an Imperial Pen Pal

Death of an Imperial Pen Pal

July 11, 2011

The San Fernando Valley in the 1970s was a very dull place. Hot and dusty,

Eureka!

Yet Another Unglamorous Hollywood Scandal

Yet Another Unglamorous Hollywood Scandal

June 28, 2011

Hard to believe though it may be, another scandal involving A-list actors is

Eureka!

The Ascended Masters of Mt. Shasta

The Ascended Masters of Mt. Shasta

June 21, 2011

Living in a state where the elected leadership tends to fall somewhere between

Eureka!

Head Trips and Foreskin Snips: California’s Anti-Circumcision Jihad

Head Trips and Foreskin Snips: California’s Anti-Circumcision Jihad

June 16, 2011

If Oxford is the home of lost causes, California appears to be the Quonset hut

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