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The Small Town in the Machine Age: Sherwood Anderson's "Poor White"

For those generally familiar with American literature, particularly that of the early twentieth century, the name Sherwood Anderson likely brings to mind his famous collection of interconnected short stories called… 2,417 more words

Cinema Penitentiary Diaries - August 20-31

  1. The Best of Everything REVIEWED Finishing School Vulgarity triumphs as Frances Dee and Ginger Rogers thumb their noses at the snobs who enforce etiquette and morality upon their charges in an uppity private school.
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The Ashley Madison Affair: Just another Peyton Place ...

All of  trans-media seems to deconstructing the Ashley Madison leak. So many angles. I see, it in McLuhanesque terms. This Ashley Madison affair has made the entire world (and especially Ottawa:) just another Peyton Place. 7,027 more words


Which Peyton Place character are you?

Allison McKenzie

Caught in a middle place between childhood and adulthood, you approach life from a naïve and untainted perspective, but are quickly cynical and disheartened by change and adversity. 667 more words


Unbuttoning America: A Biography of Peyton Place by Ardis Cameron (Book Review)

Unbuttoning America: A Biography of Peyton Place by Ardis Cameron is a social commentary of the impact of what would become one of the most controversial novels of its era and would shape American Women’s fiction for generations to come. 776 more words

Book Reviews

[1957] Peyton Place

Miles Davis released seven albums in 1957, including “Birth of the Cool,” which is decidedly cool. Its parts continue to reinvent themselves almost 60 years later, because the kind of cool borne from post-WWII and post-bebop jazz trickled through American culture, organically and counter-culturally. 728 more words

First Take

Too quickly gone...

“It was as if each of them sensed vaguely that the Saturday afternoons of youth are few, and precious, and this feeling which neither of them could have defined or described made every moment of this time together too short, too quickly gone, yet clearer and more sharply edged than any other.”

Grace Metalious
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