Why Audiences Love Jimmy Stewart

Posted on June 4th, 2021
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  Over his sixty-year acting career, two-time Academy Award winner James Stewart was never one to back away from a risky role.  A surprising number of the parts he played were fragile, disillusioned figures, given to very dark moments.   Biographer Donald Dewey said that Stewart, when considering a script, was first interested in his character’s […]

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Tribute to James Agee

Posted on May 27th, 2021
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Remembering James Agee

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On November 1, Robert Bigelow will reveal best evidence of life after death

Posted on May 14th, 2021
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  “I’ve followed you on many adventures, but into the great unknown mystery, I go first, Indy,” the dying man said to Harrison Ford in a scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.   It’s a clever line from the 1984 Steven Spielberg hit — but layered within it is the eternal question for anyone […]

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Facing the Uncertainties of Aging

Posted on April 16th, 2021
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  “Aging isn’t a battle, it’s a massacre,” Philip Roth wrote. “The inevitable onslaught that is the end of life…it’s the commonness that’s most wrenching, the registering once more of the fact of death that overwhelms everything.”   True, physical diminishment is an inescapable element of aging — but research indicates that growing old is […]

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The Many Lives of Larry McMurtry

Posted on April 9th, 2021
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Pulitzer prizewinning author Larry McMurtry grew up in a remote west Texas ranch house that was bookless.  An occasional copy of The Cattleman, a trade journal for beef producers, was the only written material available to him. “There had to have been a Bible around, but I never saw it,” he said.  “I don’t think my parents ever […]

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