Jeff Burns, creator of the WHEN HISTORY ATTACKS! series, is an independent filmmaker/editor in New York City. He wrote, directed and edited the (as yet) unreleased feature film “That’s Beautiful Frank,” starring Village poet and playwright Edgar Oliver, and collaborates with artist Cat Gilbert on Gratuitous Art Films. Jeff is a proud native of Buxton, Maine. He can be reached at

David Schneider, who provided editorial and creative consultation for the WHEN HISTORY ATTACKS! films, is the administrator of this blog. He is a freelance writer, editor, researcher and arts critic in New York City. He writes a monthly column on media, politics, and psychology for and founded an online arts and ideas magazine called The Boy Bedlam Review. He is a 1996 graduate of Oxford University with a degree in English Literature. He can be emailed at