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The Inaugural Cobalt Club Wedding Reception

“A wedding reception at The Cobalt Club?” “Yes,” Millicent said firmly.  “Is there a problem with that?”  She was giving me the glare she hadn’t used on anyone since Mandy Shunnarah attempted to enter the premises while wearing roller skates. … Continue reading

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31 Days of Comic Art Obscurity

“You seemed to be having fun with your Instagram account last month,” the mysterious Story Girl said as she sat down across the table from me in the lounge. The indie publishing house owner had chosen a good night to … Continue reading

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If You Like the Connection and the Walk, You’ll Love the Crawl

 “Did you go to Magic City Art Connection this year?” Miranda McPherson asked. “Briefly,” I said, handing her the tablet which had resided on a nearby tabletop.  “Long enough to take a few photos.” She began scrolling through the images.  … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Golden Age Great

  Of all the guests who’ve visited the Cobalt Club, Allen Bellman isn’t one I’m likely to forget any time soon.  Sporting a red shirt, Betty Boop suspenders, and sunglasses beneath a white coiffure, the octogenarian is a distinctive figure … Continue reading

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Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?

Archie Comics obtained the publishing rights to The Shadow during the 1960s, turning the character into a typical Silver Age-style superhero, even allowing him the sesquipedalian tendency, common to crime fighters of the period, of using such words “delectation.”  At … Continue reading

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Through the Kaleidoscope, and What Littia Sees There

New visitors to the club are often surprised to learn that we have an art gallery.  Once they see it, they often find it difficult to leave the room, and for good reason.  Our gallery showcases works by some of … Continue reading

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Dancing Through Downtown

Carrie stopped suddenly as we walked into the club a couple of nights ago, a perplexed look on her face. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I don’t know.  Something’s just different about the place tonight.” A high-pitched peal of laughter came … Continue reading

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Media Okra’s experiment in surrealism

Occasionally, visitors report having strange experiences at the Cobalt Club. I don’t find that surprising, but not because the club claims any supernatural associations.  It is, however, very much a place of the mind, and when creative people drop in, … Continue reading

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