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Why I Like Aliens

Last week for Monday Mayhem, I wrote Why I Like Zombies. I detailed how I enjoy watching a movie or reading a book where the undead are unrelenting with capturing their prey. 461 more words


In-depth film review: Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck is a film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring David Strathrain, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels.  753 more words


Dad and Me and the Communist Spies

Today I learned something. It’s about something that happened to me about 40 years ago. I was 18 and went to see my dad. He was in his barn, tending to his favorite cow. 1,262 more words


What is Your Favorite Lauren Bacall Role?

Sadly, this week we lost one of Hollywood’s most iconic starlets, Lauren Bacall.  The famed actress had starred in a great number of classic pictures, including  134 more words


Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael: How Little We Know

The death of Lauren Bacall (pictured above with husband Humphrey Bogart leading a 1947 march against McCarthy’s witch hunt of leftists and liberals) robs us of the last great star from Hollwood’s ‘golden age’ and a brave liberal – in the best sense of the word. 140 more words

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Adventures in Interdisciplinary Land, 7: American Witch-Hunters: Salem & McCarthy

I want to discuss with you the historical background of two events, separated in time by 250 years, yet each relevant to Arthur Miller’s play, … 1,994 more words