This is a blog about the famous "Necronomicon" and one of its main protagonists Abdul Alhazred. The Necronomicon and the characters upon which the story is originally based are all initially from the works of H.P. Lovecraft although other writers have adopted and adapted the tales themselves-perhaps most prominent among whom is Richard Chambers-in addition to many other versions of it that have appeared or are generally referenced in numerous horror movies and comics over the years.
Chocolate or xocolatl originated in present day Mexico and was introduced to the Spanish in the 16th century. Try this recipe for making a chocolate drink from cocao pods as you reflect on the origins of chocolate and its spread across the Americas, Europe, West Africa and elsewhere.
Thomas Mann‘s emigration to the United States in 1938 was one of many watersheds in a turbulent life. An important part of this life-change was his association with the Library of Congress from 1941 to 1952.