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Author Archives: Victor Lana

Victor Lana has published numerous stories, articles, and poems in literary magazines and online. His books '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 in print online and as e-books. His latest books 'Garden of Ghosts' and 'Flashes in the Pan' are available exclusively on Amazon. He has won the National Arts Club Award for Poetry, but has concentrated on writing mostly fiction and non-fiction prose in recent years. He has worked as a faculty advisor to school literary magazines and enjoys the creative process as a writer, editor, and collaborator. He has been with 'Blogcritics Magazine' since July 2005 and has written well over 500 articles; previously co-head sports editor, he now is a Culture and Society editor. Having traveled extensively, Victor has visited six continents and intends to get to Antarctica someday where he figures a few ideas for new stories await him.

Powerball Madness: Perchance to Dream

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Madness some will say, but for others it’s the stuff of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Read More »

Alan Rickman Dies – An Actor For All Ages

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One thing remains consistent in Rickman’s work – an extreme intelligence and dry wit that glows on the screen. Read More »

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – Going to See It a Second Time with the Kids

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My kids loved the film almost as much as I did. Read More »

Flash Fiction: New Year’s Irresolutions

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How can I resolve to do something if nothing means anything now? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’

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The chipmunks once again give the kiddies what they want. Read More »

Favorite Toys Christmas 2015

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A completely subjective list of favorite toys left by Santa this year. Read More »

Feeling the Christmas Card Blues

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Feeling sorrow about the long lost practice of sending and receiving Christmas cards that, no matter what the distance, seemed to bring people closer together. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – More Than Worth the Wait

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The Force is definitely and overwhelmingly with this movie and will be with you when you see it. Read More »

Common Core Wars: Parents and Teachers Force Awakening

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This is a tremendous victory for the parents and teachers of the state who became “the force” for good against the dark side of standardized testing and Common Core. Read More »

35th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Death – We’re Still Not Giving Peace a Chance

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The sense that we are always “at war” is overwhelming and frightening – our children born since 9/11 have never known a world without war, Read More »