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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 Charlie 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.

Al Arbour Dies – NY Islanders Coaching Legend Led Team to Four Straight Stanley Cups

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Ask any of the players who were lucky enough to call Arbour "coach," and all will say similar glowing things about his leadership that led their team to four consecutive championships. Read More »

Assassinations of TV Journalists in Virginia – The Media Needs to Change Coverage of Shootings Now!

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By publishing the rantings of this madman the media qualifies them as something worthy of review. The warped minds out there read and identify with them. What a recipe for new disaster after disaster. Read More »

TV Review: Why I’m Very Afraid of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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I am afraid that I am not a fan of this version of the zombie apocalypse or even coming back next week. Read More »

The Tooth Fairy Is Cutting Back – The Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth

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Something is rotten in the state of Fairyland, and we must all rise up and demand that the Tooth Fairy be fair to all kids. Is that tooth much to ask? Read More »

$20 Bill Needs a Facelift – Why Not Replace a Slave Owner with Former Slave!

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Harriet Tubman leads a nationwide poll as the woman who should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Read More »

On 70th Anniversary of VJ Day: Japan’s Prime Minister Does Not Apologize – But Should He?

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It is our duty to teach our children well in order that they teach their children well and to have that continue in perpetuity. If we do not, we are not only ensuring things will be forgotten but that they will inevitably be repeated. Read More »

Reports Indicate Kids Get Too Much Homework – Are Parents Partially to Blame?

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So as the Back to School Monster rears its ugly head, it is not necessary for parents to cringe in despair. Parents should be partners with teachers in the education equation, and that means parents speaking up and telling a teacher when the homework is too much. Read More »

Frank Gifford Dies – NY Giants Great Last of a Bygone Era

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Gifford will be remembered as a Hall of Fame player and respected as a broadcaster. He brought great dignity to the game he loved on the field and in the broadcast booth. Read More »

First Republican Debate – Presidential Timber or Dry Rot?

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Can you imagine a phone call between President Trump and Russia’s President Putin? I picture Armageddon happening within less than thirty minutes. Read More »

Farewell to Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ – Yet Another Show That I Never Watched

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Getting back to our friend Jon Stewart, I only know about the end of his run on 'The Daily Show' from other sources. From what I hear, he is the greatest thing since sliced bread, funnier than everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Jimmy Fallon, and is like the country’s most esteemed newsperson since Walter Cronkite. If those who have watched the show have seen him walk on water, please let me know. Read More »