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BABY BLUE EYES

01/11/2018 22:06:23 PM

 Baby Blue Eyes by Phil Mershon i. Overhead establishing shot of a city darkened by an impending storm. The nattering of crickets far below is shattered by a lightning strike that coincides with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...

GLITTER AND ROUGE

11/30/2017 19:56:05 PM

   To borrow from Woody Allen, I'd hate to be thought of as a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, because that would be like beating a dead horse. On the other hand, this may be an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full ...

HILDA (Part One)

09/10/2017 15:18:07 PM

   "What are we going to do?"    One minute Chuck worried about the Emperor of Japan Tent holding off the storm. The next minute he worried about Ann holding herself together. If... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ...

AMAZING JOURNEY

07/29/2017 21:17:43 PM

  Eight-track tapes remain to this day one of the peculiarities of the recorded music world. Even people who temporarily favored them often lacked basic understanding of how the cartridges... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT

07/24/2017 23:01:47 PM

   You think your job at the Burger King, General Landscaping Office, Roto-Rooter, or Congressional Page Headquarters is rough? Unless you are bent over the lap of a contemporary Denny... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

NIMZOBOB (Part One)

07/17/2017 23:39:54 PM

   This story was written by Lisa Ann Goodrich with Phil Mershon in 2015   "Where to for you, Bub?"   Fred leaned across the back seat to make a big production that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, ...

RESPONSIBILITY

07/11/2017 20:12:07 PM

   The love of my life died March 13, 2017. I miss her every day. Indeed, a huge chunk of my life ended that same day. I have been reduced to be an android who goes through the motions of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

BADLANDS

07/02/2017 21:16:22 PM

   The word means any hard-traveling, eroded and desolate expanse of land where most people wouldn't want to live and where those who do find escape to be difficult. Badlands shift across... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

BIG WORD

06/22/2017 16:14:48 PM

The point? That the word’s suppression gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness. If President Kennedy got on television and said, ‘Tonight I’d like to introduce the niggers in my cabinet,’... [[ This is a content summary only. ...

A NEW OLD TESTAMENT STORY

06/17/2017 00:29:57 AM

       We will talk then about the president. President Whatsisname. The guy who won the biggest landslide in electoral college history. The guy with the confused supporters and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ...

REPUBLICANS STEAL. IT'S WHAT THEY DO

06/05/2017 22:29:05 PM

Republicans steal. It's what they do. In the executive branch, they call it a coup. I hope you enjoyed that couplet because that is as cheery as this piece is likely to get. Only once in my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

AFFINITY MARKET PREDNISONE

05/18/2017 01:14:48 AM

    "I'd say you have asthma."     He was right, at least according to the five other doctors I'd visited today. I offered up my best hang dog expression, one that I hoped would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ...

NAIVE

05/06/2017 01:19:46 AM

Because Brutus had been naive, he had been unaware that the house he and his wife moved into that December had previously been used as a shooting gallery for heroin addicts and that the same man who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

PHIL REMEMBERS LISA ANN

04/18/2017 02:12:06 AM

 Q. Let's begin with how you met Lisa Ann. A. All right. It was sometime in early 1986. I had been working at American Express for a few years and had become some type of trainer for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS

03/23/2017 02:49:40 AM

   Through a series of odd events, I was in attendance at a Christmas party in the Hollywood Hills stretch of the Santa Monica Mountains in the year 2000. Knowing full well I was making a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

LOLITA

03/07/2017 00:34:44 AM

   The writer hereby speculates that we were not necessarily intended to like the movie Lolita (1962). That is not to say that director Stanley Kubrick (who only used twenty percent of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

A LITTLE COURAGE IS ALL WE LACK: ANOTHER REVIEW OF BONNIE AND CLYDE

03/06/2017 01:30:57 AM

A little bit of courage is all we lack So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back    --Carole King, "Goin' Back"    First there was then. Now there is now.    As usual, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, ...

THE BIG CHILL

02/28/2017 00:38:00 AM

   "May you live in interesting times" is said to be a seminal Chinese curse. The time--though not the curse--has eluded us of late. I would place the demise to be May 1985, but whatever... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

ANIMAL CRACKERS

02/27/2017 19:13:52 PM

   Wherein Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx) is an African explorer who returns from the wild, attends a gala, and tries with his brothers to retrieve a stolen painting from the palatial Mrs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

CAREGIVER

02/27/2017 00:51:23 AM

[Mel, a man in his late fifties is lying on a narrow bed gazing at a copy of The New Yorker magazine. He is gazing at it, one page at a time, his expression somewhere between a lack of comprehension... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS

02/14/2017 22:59:31 PM

   One of the most intelligent and mature movies of Woody Allen's career, as well as one of his most accessible, Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) blows apart the anhedonic nebbish of his best... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

NASHVILLE

02/06/2017 00:39:06 AM

   I suppose these days everyone has their favorite something: favorite football player, favorite pop singer, favorite pest control expert. My favorite things have always been people--at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

THE LATE SHOW

01/29/2017 01:25:58 AM

   When I checked out the guide and saw that The Late Show (1977) was coming on in half an hour, I skipped across the room with my arms in the air and my feet a-sailing. I had not seen this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

DEFENDING MADONNA

01/21/2017 20:45:13 PM

    Some people call him President. I prefer to think of him as the Ghastly Gremlin of Doom. Amid some of the most massively attended protests since the days of Civil Rights and Vietnam,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

STARDUST MEMORIES

01/14/2017 00:34:14 AM

     Whether by character or by sensibility, there are those for whom filmmaker Woody Allen holds little or no interest. I recommend that those people--whom I'm sure are very nice--may... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

WATERSHIP DOWN

01/09/2017 00:25:30 AM

    We have come a ways from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first animated movie I ever saw in a cinema. That was in the summer of 1967, thirty years after its original release. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...

THE CRITIC'S CHOICES

11/13/2016 00:15:49 AM

  It may be impossible to watch Citizen Kane (1941) without recoiling from some stark similarities with a certain Orange Menace currently in vogue. While often cited as the greatest movie of all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...

A HAPPY HALLOWEEN STORY

10/30/2016 21:59:05 PM

"The night was clear and the moon was yellow and the leaves came tumbling down"

MEMO TO MY SON

09/30/2016 23:05:49 PM

DRUGS

09/11/2016 15:57:22 PM

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

09/03/2016 18:14:09 PM

DARKNESS IN THE CENTER OF TOWN

09/02/2016 01:08:55 AM

BEAUTIFUL MONSTER

07/31/2016 14:22:50 PM

Billy: We did it, man. We did it, we did it. We're rich, man. We're retirin' in Florida now, mister. Captain America: You know Billy, we blew it.

GLOOM

07/23/2016 01:30:15 AM

The gloom settled down over the seats of the emptying convention hall--emptying except for the clean-up crew of African-Americans and other blacks wading through popped balloons and sweaty confetti,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

07/06/2016 00:58:03 AM

ELECTION NEWS

07/03/2016 13:54:38 PM

2036: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

06/24/2016 23:35:05 PM

THE CHILDREN OF REAGAN

04/10/2016 20:21:23 PM

ONCE UPON

04/03/2016 17:24:04 PM

SPELLBOUND

03/10/2016 18:31:04 PM

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

03/09/2016 15:22:55 PM

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

03/08/2016 18:01:44 PM

SHADOW OF A DOUBT

03/08/2016 00:38:23 AM

THOUGHTS ON THE ELECTION

03/02/2016 23:12:14 PM

If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars. --Sam Phillips, 1954, weeks before discovering Elvis PresleyIn the name of the greatest people... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

MIDNIGHT COWBOY

02/01/2016 00:32:15 AM

CAPOTE

01/19/2016 16:50:06 PM

THE FIRM

01/12/2016 23:30:40 PM

COOL HAND LUKE

01/11/2016 21:57:22 PM

A SCANNER DARKLY

01/11/2016 15:57:45 PM

OLIVER STONE

12/13/2015 01:15:16 AM

COPPOLA

11/30/2015 14:02:54 PM

V FOR VENDETTA

11/17/2015 22:42:34 PM

THE CONTENDER

11/11/2015 14:29:04 PM

MILK

11/01/2015 15:00:32 PM

URBAN COWBOY

10/26/2015 15:02:51 PM

THE NATURAL

10/25/2015 23:53:49 PM

BOB ROBERTS

10/04/2015 18:29:24 PM

THE DEPARTED

10/03/2015 23:33:37 PM

BLACKBOARD JUNGLE

09/20/2015 01:06:45 AM

MUD

09/19/2015 00:03:17 AM

THE BIRDS

09/13/2015 20:25:15 PM

WE ARE MARSHALL

09/11/2015 23:52:51 PM

THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN

09/11/2015 22:04:24 PM

THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

09/11/2015 20:07:20 PM

A TIME TO KILL

09/05/2015 02:56:45 AM

THE ICE CREAM MAN

08/30/2015 02:47:46 AM

THE GOBLIN OF DUMBASSES

08/10/2015 21:29:23 PM

EB: Good evening. I'm Ernestine Borgman with iNterview and tonight we are humbled, as well as chagrined, to have as our guest, one of the leading candidates in the upcoming Presidential election, Mr.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

RAGING BULL

07/27/2015 22:46:00 PM

AMERICAN QUESTIONS

07/27/2015 16:14:53 PM

1. How many unauthorized immigrants live in the United States?

SERIES FINALE OF THE WORKS IN A DRAWER

07/21/2015 23:58:51 PM

Previously on The Works in a Drawer:Complete Season ThreeComplete Season TwoComplete Season One

WORKS IN A DRAWER 2

07/18/2015 23:14:32 PM

THE WORKS IN A DRAWER

07/18/2015 00:22:18 AM

KISS ME DEADLY

07/12/2015 12:10:27 PM

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

07/11/2015 14:05:52 PM

THE RAINMAKER

07/09/2015 00:16:23 AM

THE COLOR OF BABY POOP

06/29/2015 23:37:09 PM

SPIDER FEAR

06/28/2015 00:15:58 AM

ALL THE WAY FROM ALICE

06/26/2015 22:59:22 PM

HEED THEIR RISING VOICES

06/26/2015 14:22:58 PM

ABOUT HIP

06/26/2015 12:42:23 PM

PERMANENT SCARS

06/22/2015 22:55:36 PM

PROTECTING AMERICA FROM ITSELF - A HEALTH CRISIS by Lisa Ann Goodrich Terzo

06/19/2015 15:40:04 PM

FOR OUR NEXT TRICK

06/05/2015 02:13:38 AM

CONNECT I CUT

06/01/2015 23:46:49 PM

COLORADO AND AMENDMENT 64

05/29/2015 01:40:44 AM

CALIFORNIA DUST BOWL

05/23/2015 22:57:36 PM

As difficult as it may be to face, the simple fact is that California is running out of water – and the problem started before our current drought.

THE COVENANT, THE SWORD, AND SOME SCARY-ASS MOFOS IN ARKANSAS

05/23/2015 01:42:30 AM

I don't want the city woman, she all too fastGive me a slow country girl with a lot of classSo I'm going, it's just a hop a skip and a jumpArkansas here I come, it's just a hop a skip and a jumpNow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

ANCHORED DOWN IN ALASKA

05/20/2015 22:18:42 PM

LAND OF THE SWAMPERS

05/20/2015 11:03:14 AM

Work in process

05/20/2015 01:42:41 AM

Alaska:

TELL ME WHEN TO LAUGH

05/19/2015 00:50:43 AM

Philro: Tonight on "Tell Me When to Laugh," we interview a vast array of contenders for the office of the presidency of these here United States. Introducing the candidates could take up half our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

RUTLES

05/16/2015 16:54:51 PM

ODIOUS

05/08/2015 00:11:47 AM

TOO MANY PEOPLE

05/04/2015 23:43:47 PM

WATCHING THE PEOPLE

04/30/2015 22:29:29 PM

EXPENDABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

04/28/2015 01:44:51 AM

BLUE BROTHERS

04/24/2015 01:02:59 AM

Featuring a little Q & A between a reporter and an unnamed source with a big hat and even bigger boots.

HOOPTEDOODLE

04/23/2015 01:26:58 AM

LITTLE MAGIC TWELVETOES

04/19/2015 17:28:03 PM

IN SEARCH OF MAURICE BISHOP--The Last Investigation Part 5

04/19/2015 17:27:19 PM