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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.

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Our worries about time are a pressing human need to control that which is out of bounds. Read More »

Halloween Treat – Watch George A. Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’

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Go rent George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. I guarantee you it will have some tricks but a good deal more treats for your viewing pleasure. Read More »

Common Core Wars: New York State Begins To Face Reality About Standardized Testing

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The CCSS were created to bring a deeper and more meaningful education to students. There is nothing wrong with that, but there is a salient difference between teaching for rigor and relevance and teaching to the test. Read More »

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New Yorkers don’t spit into the faces of rich people; they have better things to do with their saliva. Read More »

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Judging from this first episode, we will have a rocky but exciting ride in season four. Read More »

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Like The Walking Dead, M*A*S*H lost two key cast members going into its fourth year. Read More »

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Subway tokens were New York City gelt, and the precious little coin with a Y was kept safe because it was so dear to everyone. Read More »

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So how do you begin to truly appreciate something so massive, so complicated, and still not miss something? Read More »