By Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt
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MYSTERIOUS CONVICTIONS OF SACCO AND VANZETTI Did a belief in an anarchist strain of humanism doom two men to death? Thousands upon thousands of people protested in American streets in 1927 when Italian immigrants Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Ferdinando Nicola Sacco were convicted without evidence and executed for the 1920 murder of a pay-clerk and a security guard in Braintree, Massachusetts. It’s one of the greatest American controversies. Both men held a belief in a full democracy where neither poverty nor foreignness might exist.
He awoke sluggish and exhausted and throughout the day was in a ghost-white, painful fog filled with indecision, which cost his army a crucial advantage. OBSESSIVE BITE: Napoleon is said to have taken long baths, possibly the only relief he could find from his secret hemorrhoid affliction. C. Philadelphia, the American city of enlightenment, had been the meeting place for Congress during a 10-year run and was one of the proposed sites for the nation’s new capital. Why didn’t Philadelphia make the final cut?
The world had gone wireless and these people needed maps! And then there were more maps as I drew an entire series for Jonathan Evison’s novel West of Here. They were odd, cartoonish maps of the American Northwest, not unlike old Sergio Aragones maps whose pop-culture drawings and witty sarcasm brought the most trivial aspects of geography, people, history, news, culture, and even invention into picturesque form. As I think back, Aragones’s work was one of my most random obsessions. I couldn’t get enough of the cartoons he drew in the margins and that great big colorful map of his that I can still envision in boyhood reflections.
A People's History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths by Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt