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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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Three championships came to New York City because our 1969 teams didn’t just shoot for the moon but reached for the stars. Read More »

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Should I forget everything and follow the lead found in my end of the year horoscope? Read More »

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If you are thinking this is 2014 and why are we having this conversation, join the club. Read More »

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Rule number one of police work: cops are going out into something similar to a war zone, and there is nothing their families can do about it but pray that they come home. Read More »

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With the mid-season finale ending on absolutely the bleakest note possible, the notion of where the survivors will go is less important than how can they go on. Read More »