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Book Review: ‘A Winsome Murder’ by James DeVita


'A Winsome Murder' is the remarkable debut adult thriller from actor/director/playwright (and acclaimed YA fiction writer) James DeVita. In lean yet masterful prose, it tells a richly imagined tale of a series of brutal and seemingly random murders by a cryptic killer — and the detective, James Mangan, and his partner, Frank “Coose” Cusumano, who have to stop him. Read More »

PC Review: ‘Shadowrun: Hong Kong’


'Shadowrun: Hong Kong' is by far the best entrant in the series and a triumph for Harebrained Schemes. Read More »

Sentencing Reform and the Strange Case of Anthony Bascaro

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Anthony "Tony" Bascaro is 80 years old and has been in prison for the past 34 years. Pretty much everyone – except for his daughter and granddaughter – has forgotten about him. If he lives long enough, he will be released in 2019. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette,’ Starring Carey Mulligan, with Meryl Streep

Carey Mulligan, 'Suffragette'

Looking back to the past, what women did to gain suffrage represented an amazing effort and it eventually included violence. With the determination they exhibited, it should make every man proud of women's potential to do exploits. Their capabilities were and still are astounding. Read More »

Music Review: Public Image Limited – ‘What the World Needs Now’

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'What The World Needs Now' from PiL is the perfect antidote for those grown sick of the pablum of the pop music industry. Read More »

Theater Review (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘Little Thing, Big Thing’ by Donal O’Kelly

'Little Things, Big Thing,' Donal O'Kelly, Sorcha Fox, 59E59th Theaters, 1st Origins Irish Festival

Larry and Martha meet by happenstance in an unusual setting. Why they are there is as quirky as their relationship which takes an intriguing turn when they discover they are caught up in international intrigue and conspiracy to cover-up illegal activities against the environment and a population powerless to defend themselves. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Heroine Next Door’ by Zeena Nackerdien


This book is full of educational information and knowledge extending over the course of some of the most relevant historical events of the century. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Hee Haw Collection’


Heard of 'Hee Haw' but don't really know what it its? This three-disc set is a good introduction to the program. Read More »

Could Cameras in Operating Rooms Reduce the Number of Surgical Errors?

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As long as the data is recorded and shared very carefully, video in surgery could help doctors fight malpractice lawsuits even as it improves patients’ odds. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Rififi’ – Film-noir Heist Flick All Filmmakers and Everyone Else Should Watch


The 1955 film Rififi should be screened and studied by every screenwriter and filmmaker. It is a near perfect example of a heist flick. Read More »