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Author Archives: Victor Lana

Victor Lana has published numerous stories, articles, and poems in literary magazines and online. His books In a Dark Time (1994), A Death in Prague (2002), Move (2003), The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories (2005) and Like a Passing Shadow (2009) are available online and as e-books. He has won the National Arts Club Award for Poetry, but has concentrated mostly on fiction and non-fiction prose in recent years. He has worked as faculty advisor to school literary magazines and enjoys the creative process as a writer, editor, and collaborator. He has been with Blogcritics since July 2005, has edited many articles, was co-head sports editor with Charley Doherty, and now is a Culture and Society editor. He views Blogcritics as one of most exciting, fresh, and meaningful opportunities in his writing life.

Movie Review: ‘Minions’ – You Had Me at Bello

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The Minions are why children have to see this film, and it becomes a sort of communal experience when every kid is trying to see who can laugh the loudest during the movie. Read More »

New Horizons Probe – In a Pickle Over Pluto

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The International Astronomical Union declared that Pluto should be reclassified as a “dwarf” planet in 2006, but we dreamers of space travel and lovers of the Disney dog of the same name know better. Read More »

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – NYC Parade Affirmation for Female Athletes Everywhere

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This is the first time that a team of female players was so honored. In doing so, the parade not only confirms their status as world champions, but also as world class athletes as accomplished as any men that have come before them. Read More »

Walking as Jesus Did – The Pope Brings Hope to the World’s Poor

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What the Pope is saying is in line with the teachings of Jesus, who understood the haves are invariably not as concerned as they should be with the have nots. Read More »

Beniffer II – They’re Gone Girl

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Oh, such a travesty, this ending of Bennifer II, for anyone who believes in Cinderella tales, caviar wishes, and Bernie Sanders’ campaign dreams. Read More »

Ten Years After – Thinking About a Decade Spent at Blogcritics

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During these ten years at BC, I have written about so many topics, all made possible by this forum where writers are welcomed, nurtured, and encouraged. Read More »

Father’s Day – Boys and Men Should Show Dad Some Affection

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By being affectionate with his children, my Dad taught us that love knew no gender. Read More »

Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner, and Ernest Hemingway – Understanding the Narrative of Self

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This is the lot of celebrities and their worst nightmare – the self-narrative taken out of their own hands and spun out of control. Read More »

Glorious June – Dads, Grads, and Summer Vacation!

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It just so happens that this June my family has six graduations to celebrate – so by the time we get to that third Sunday in June this year – Father’s Day for those of you who don’t know – I am probably going to be wiped out and wishing just to be able to watch the NY Mets game if possible. Read More »

The Duggar Scandal – Religion Is No Excuse For Bad Behavior

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It is no less hypocritical for Josh Duggar to stand up in public and talk about moral values than it is for a Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse to stand on the altar to celebrate mass. Read More »