What would Titanic have looked like if it had been made in the Golden Age of Hollywood?

What would Titanic have looked like if it had been made in the Golden Age of Hollywood? Or in the heyday of the 1970s disaster movie? What if James Cagney had starred in The Godfather instead of Al Pacino? How would Jane Fonda fare in an early 70s take on…

Another Gay Trips Over Themselves to Eulogize Stephen Sondheim

There are cultural giants who, if they live long enough, seem immortal. We’re so used to seeing brilliance cut down in its prime that when someone as monumental as Stephen Sondheim dies at the ripe old age of 91, it’s almost as if they haven’t left at all. Three weeks…

A hunter looking for big game is locked into a disturbing conversation with an emaciated grizzly bear.

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Sleep did not come easy to the Hunter that first — and last — night. As he cozied up to his rifle, finger grazing the trigger guard for ease of access if he needed to shoot an intruding predator in the night, his thoughts turned casually toward suicide.

He had…

“It looked more like an upscale dermatologist’s office than a church. Or spiritual center. Laurie had asked her to call it a spiritual center.”

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Clara was led through the open concept lobby. Populated by gold interiors and tan furniture, the whole facility looked more like an upscale dermatologist’s office than a church. Or spiritual center. Laurie had asked her to call it a spiritual center.

Natural light was filtered through tinted floor-to-ceiling windows. Most…

A short horror tale.

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If you ask anybody who lives at the Imperial Court Mobile Home Community off Route 117 when the trouble really began, they would probably tell you it was when Lila had her first aneurysm.

That was a whole year before the real big trouble started, but if you wanted to…

Joe Shetina

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