New Rebecca on Netflix Misses Hitchcock

Posted on October 29th, 2020
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  “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Those nine words, written by Daphne du Maurier in 1937, are among the most recognizable first lines of fiction in the twentieth century. Pithy and provocative, they set the misty tone of Rebecca, the gothic classic which, to date, has sold more than three million copies. It was the […]

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Joe Morgan: MVP on and off the field

Posted on October 22nd, 2020
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Joe Morgan looked at the baseball he was handed and laughed.  “I don’t want to jinx this,” he said. “But it’s a great idea for a picture, let’s do it.”   The conversation took place on a bitterly cold Cincinnati night, November, 1975, following a banquet Morgan headlined.  He had flown in from his Bay […]

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Trials of the Century from Leopold and Loeb to OJ Simpson

Posted on October 15th, 2020
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“The dog got nervous and was pulling me harder,” Sukru Boztepe testified.  “It stopped in front of a gate on Bundy…I saw a lady laying down full of blood.” It was just before midnight on Sunday, June 12, 1994 when Boztepe, trying to find the home of a lost akita with bloody paws, discovered the lacerated […]

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Contrasting Kennedy-Nixon with Trump-Biden

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
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Billed as the most important presidential debate since Kennedy-Nixon, the recent Trump-Biden showdown came off like a poorly staged re-creation of the “Thrilla in Manilla.”  Actually, the Ali bout with Frazier was more aesthetically satisfying. Over 73 million television viewers watched the President and former Vice President carpet-bomb what was left of civility in American political discourse. Showmanship […]

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The Traveling Cremains of Dorothy Parker

Posted on September 17th, 2020
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Fifty-three years after her death, Dorothy Parker’s cremains have just been buried in their forever home at Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York. This protracted ordeal began on June 7, 1967 when Parker died from a heart attack in her Manhattan hotel suite.  The wry author and wisecracking mainstay of the famed Algonquin Round Table […]

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