The origins of the Cold War term “hot line” and the mythical “red phones”…

Many books and websites note that the famed “hot line” communication link between the Pentagon and the Kremlin was established on August 30, 1963. Press reports about this new tool, intended to provide a possible way to avoid a nuclear war between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), soon cemented … Read more

“Enjoy every sandwich.”

Warren Zevon’s sardonic views on life and death are apparent in many of the songs he wrote. An early example is “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” which first appeared on Zevon’s self-titled 1976 album. Those words were later used as the title of the posthumous biography written about him by his ex-wife Crystal Zevon and … Read more