So Over it Contest #20: Two. Two Is Good. Edition

No winners for So Over It #19. The answer is 3632 Skyline Dr., Jackson, Mississippi. The location is historic because it was here on June 12th, 1963 that Medgar Evers, field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi, was gunned down by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. This was not the first murder attempt against… Continue reading So Over it Contest #20: Two. Two Is Good. Edition

So Over It Contest 18: Everybody Wants to Rule the World Edition

No winners for Contest #17. The solution was the Angus Bowmer Theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. My fond memories of that place go back twenty-five years. Now, to business. A while back on Facebook, I did a Google maps retrospective of all the places I’ve lived, with only a few exceptions. The… Continue reading So Over It Contest 18: Everybody Wants to Rule the World Edition

So Over It Contest #16: Walking Shoes Edition

We have a winner from So Over It #15! Congratulations to Dong Seo–a former student of mine–for the following answer, sent via email: I’ve been trying to respond to your contest all morning but couldn’t login with WordPress, so hopefully this email reaches you. Now, the Street Corner Edition Challenge: The street corner joins Sixth… Continue reading So Over It Contest #16: Walking Shoes Edition

So Over It Contest #15: Street Corner Edition

No winner for last week’s contest (sigh). The correct answer was the University Bridge connecting the University District to Eastlake in Seattle. It was dedicated on April 7th, 1933 by Franklin Roosevelt. This week’s contest concerns a street corner somewhere in the United States. This street corner was much in the news a couple of… Continue reading So Over It Contest #15: Street Corner Edition

So Over It Contest #13: Midnight and the Stars and You Edition

So Over It #12 has come and gone. No winners again. The correct answer is the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, which was in the news recently because a bunker intended to keep Mussolini safe was found beneath it. This next contest involves something else that’s been in the news lately. albeit in a (slightly) cheerier… Continue reading So Over It Contest #13: Midnight and the Stars and You Edition

So Over It Contest #12: Subterranean Edition

So Over It #11 is now so over. The answer is Okeha Castle, which was among the inspirations for Jay Gatsby’s residence in East Egg in The Great Gatsby and was also used  as a stand in for Xanadu in Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane. Now to business: this next location is famous for many things, but was… Continue reading So Over It Contest #12: Subterranean Edition