When I was 9 I became seriously ill with a very severe case of bronchitis that wouldn’t respond to antibiotics. I developed an extremely high fever (105 F at one point!) and was hospitalized. I actually don’t remember very much...
  While scientists remain puzzled as to the cause of  the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in North America and elsewhere, some are speculating the cause may very much be human related; however, not technological, but  philosophical. It appears that...
Censorship? Surely there are few things more revealing of a reactionary mindset, some would hasten to assure me. Why, censorship can be identified with all the cruelest dictatorships, the most oppressive regimes, the most hardcore religious fundamentalists, etc. This is indeed true.
In honor of Oscar Night, which has just passed, and for all the newcomers, I reprint this, my first ever Live from The Chicago Municipal Opera House, bequeathed to the city by Charles Foster (Citizen) Kane, it's Oscar Night! Tonight...

Guess the Oscars!

Though the Oscar show itself is not anticipated to be the most exciting we've seen (can't wait to watch Anne Hathaway deliver hokey puns!) it can still be fun to predict who the top winners will be. So, following...
Celebrate the upcoming Oscars this weekend with your favorite scenes and songs in film!
I know what you're thinking, "What's a Rocky III?".  I would ask that those people stop  reading this post immediately as you are too young to matter to me.  Rocky III is the second sequel to the popular Oscar...

Selling Gingerbread

Here we are now, entertain us! - Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Just look at Bob and Judy, they're happy as can be inventing situations, putting them on TV - Talking Heads, "Found A Job" About six weeks ago, the world was introduced to...

One For The Money

Janet Evanovich is a writer of women’s fiction, aka romance novels, except for her ‘By the Numbers Series’, which also appeals to men, teens, adults, and the elderly. The series is also known as the tales of Stephanie Plum, and...
Tonight begins the eight day holiday of Passover, the oldest continuing celebration among Jews.  In Judaism, there are three ways, or levels, of explaining a tradition or a text—the “simple” or face value meaning (Peshat), the story behind the...

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