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Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories (Richard Matheson)

Matheson’s story-telling is addictive and the heavy, meaty sense of tension-filled dread with which he is able to consistently imbue his stories is truly special. He has this way of making me feel like I am a part of the story in a way that works brilliantly, especially considering that Matheson loves an open ending. 392 more words


Day 3, Quote 3: Hubert Humphrey on compassion

“Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.” Hubert H. Humphrey, former Vice President of the United States (1965-69), former US Senator from Minnesota (1949-64, 1971-78), former mayor of Minneapolis (1945-48).

Day 2, Quote 2: Edward R. Morrow on fear

“We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we. . .remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment unpopular.” Edward R. Morrow, American journalist

The Girl In the Torch

The Girl in the Torch. Written by Robert Sharenow. Reviewed by Cheryl Coffin.

Sarah and her mother are in the process of emmigrating to America when Sarah’s mother dies, just as they reach New York Harbor.  94 more words


Stonewall: Strange But True

There is a subplot in Stonewall (2015, dir. Roland Emmerich) that revolves around the activities of the nefarious Ed ‘the Skull’ Murphy (Ron Perlman), a mysterious but threatening figure who seems to basically run the bar. 2,742 more words


Stonewall: There’s Got to be a Morning After

In my previous post, I explored all the rioting that Stonewall (2015, dir. Roland Emmerich) left out. In this post, I want to talk about something else the film left out, namely almost everything that followed the riots. 1,761 more words


Stonewall: Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting

In my previous post, I discussed the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and how they are depicted in Stonewall (2015, dir. Roland Emmerich). 2,172 more words