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As I get older, I find that time has been slipping away more quickly than I realize.  I don’t think I’ve sat down and read an entire book for a long while (unless it’s a prescribed text, then I get the book read in the shortest amount of time possible). 104 more words


Character Profile: Harper Lee

Birth: April 28, 1926

Notable works: To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama where she lived next door to Truman Capote, who would become her lifelong friend. 183 more words

Character Profiles

Feedback from a Viewer: dangerous people are the ones we need to understand

Note from Amy: This message was sent to me via Facebook where it languished in my “other” folder for quite some time. Still, it was gratifying to find, so I thought I’d share. 143 more words

Brent Brents

A Tumbler Full Of OJ

Long before surround sound

There was Spector music

River deep and mountain high

All he wanted was for someone

To be his little baby on that night… 66 more words


Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood'

Holcomb, Kansas is an isolated small village which people in the city call ‘out there’. The small town set on acres of open land with scattered farms has a population of 1,400. 364 more words

Film Review: Brute Force (1947)

The 1947 prison drama Brute Force has a title that possesses a wide-range of applications. It forms the crux of the film’s thematic focus of the prison edifice, which despotic head guard Captain Munsey (Hume Cronyn) views as an arena where might definitely makes right. 765 more words

Film Reviews

In Cold Blood seems timely

Well I started the book last night – I went to Twice Sold Tales in Ballard and got a cool hardback copy for $3.

I read a blurb about the book and Capote’s process writing this book, and I couldn’t help but compare it to… 55 more words

In Cold Blood