The house of Atreus, the Hapsburgs, the Kennedy curse. . . the hound of the Baskervilles, Beowulf, and other accursed creatures. . . ships and planes mysteriously lost in the Bermuda triangle. . . the wandering Jew, the evil eye, and even the eye of newt and toe of frog. . . Cohen tosses them all together in a leftover ghoulash of legends, anecdotes and speculation. For random browsing.