Tinsel Town Trailblazer: Anna May Wong

The Chinese actress ahead of her time.


Harsh Lessons from the Twilight Zone

What this particular episode of the Twilight Zone has in common with an Old Testament Bible Story.

Angel and the Badman: Vengeance or Love

MAY / JUNE 2016: BY RACHEL KOVACINY One of the things I like best about stories set in the Old West is the endless possibility for diverse characters to encounter each other. Characters from every imaginable background, ethnicity, ideology, religion, and lifestyle can very naturally get thrown into contact with one another because, in real... Continue Reading →

Royal Meets Reality: Roman Holiday

MAY / JUNE 2016: BY RACHEL SEXTON We all watch movies enough to have become familiar with certain on-screen formulas. The narrative theme of two different worlds colliding is usually shown within the confines of a romance. We've all seen the rich girl fall for the poor boy and her dad be determined to keep... Continue Reading →

The Modern Sherlock Holmes

JAN / FEB 2016: BY CHARITY BISHOP Few literary figures are better known or loved than Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s consulting sleuth, occupant of 221B Baker Street. Since his first literary appearance in 1889, he continues to capture the devotion of millions through short stories, novels, radio plays, television series, and films. And... Continue Reading →

Norma Shearer

JAN / FEB 2016: BY LILA DONOVAN Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902-June 12, 1983) was born to a wealthy family in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Around World War I her family lost their fortune. Certain sources say she was born in 1900 and others claim she was born in 1904. Many actresses in Hollywood’s Golden Age... Continue Reading →

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