I saw Wednesday and I thought, the show is missing something from it. I chose to finally figure it out and rewatch The Addams Family and Addams Family Values movies that have been on Netflix since Wednesday premiered. There is not enough macabre humor and its depictions in Wednesday. Between both films, I got...
A few years ago, someone I know thought I should turn my blog site into a subscription site offering entertainment and book reviews, short stories, and more. However, I thought it was too much of a risk. This year with encouragement from additional people I know, I have chosen to find out if this idea […]
The 2014 film, Get on Up, takes an autobiographical look at the Godfather of Soul; James Brown starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor. Over the course of several years, I have seen documentaries on James Brown and several of his recorded concerts. As a result, I think Chadwick nails Brown’s voice and his […]
I kept watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful first season and the finale felt strong and did not disappoint. The major questions get an answer and the one story line left continues into the second and third (last season). Spoiler if you have not seen the show the story line that continues belongs to Vanessa. Sir Malcolm […]
In the episode the Heiress the Frog Lady reaches her destination and reunites with her husband. Next he lets Mando know how he can locate other Mandalorian. So while workers try to to make his ship able to fly again, he takes to an ocean vessel to head to the location told to him. However, […]
I thought South to America by Imani Perry would be in the vein of one of Dr. Angela Davis’s books, taking a look at the historical, current, and cultural events among the races. In some ways, the book does that, especially when Perry talks about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina as well as when she […]
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide tells the stories of Frederick Law Omstead (as a young man and writer for the New York Daily News) across the South and the pre-Civil War era, along side the author’s,Tony Horwitz, own journey covering the same ground Omstead crossed. He found connections between the […]
In London, England, Fiona Maloney makes her living cleaning up murder scenes after the corpse is removed by the coroner. Not only does she get to restore a scene to what it was, she also gets to involve herself in murder investigations. Fiona offers advice and insight to the police. Her interest in murder […]
The third volume of The Autobiography of Mark Twain was created from March 1907 to December 1909. Like the first two volumes, Twain keeps the conversational dictations going that were recorded by either Twain or a stenographer. I am a fan of the way Twain did his autobiography and I do not mind that […]
For many years I have read the Ruth Galloway Mystery series by Elly Griffiths. On the sixteenth of this month I completed the final book in the series. The Last Remains provides one final mystery for DCI Nelson and his team to solve with a little help from Ruth. A builder finds skeletal remains in...
Not long ago, Tori, my land lady and friend, was reading Mark Twain’s Autobiography (first volume) at her office desk. I recall asking her about the book and she said it was interesting and not the usual biography. I found the audio versions of all three volumes and checked out two of them. I finished […]
I listened to the audiobook version of Ron Chernow’s Grant, which is a full account of Grant’s life. He gives deep into who Grant was, his faults, his strengths and a lot more. I knew a little before listening to the book. I did know he was a failed business person, but he […]
Prior to John Lewis’s death, Jon Meacham began writing a book on Lewis’ life and part in the Civil Rights Movement. He went through past interview notes and he spoke with Lewis in more current conversations with the now late House Representative. The result is His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the...
A Slave No More tells the narrative of two men born, Wallace Turnage and John Washington, slaves who ran away and gained their freedom upon reaching Union troop lines during the Civil War. The first part of the book, by author David W. Blight, expands on these narratives by telling their life stories and those […]
Years ago in school, I learned about John Brown and the raid on Harper’s Ferry. I thought it was a quick fight with Federal forces taking Brown and his men down quickly. Now, more than two decades later, I realize my memory is fuzzy and, in a few places, wrong. In Horwitz’s book I […]