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40 years later: A look at ‘The Indy 500: An American Institution Under Fire’ by Ron Dorson

“Under Fire,” written at the time by a 29-year-old Dorson, is quite simply, a perfect time machine. It takes you back to a time when the Indianapolis 500 was truly considered a one of the marquee sporting events of the year, before the NFL was the NFL, before NASCAR stormed onto the national stage in 1979 and when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway put a butt in every seat for Pole Day. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ’22 Jump Street’ is something cool and knows it

Expectations and hopes have been thrust into the hands of everyone involved with the sequel and the movie acknowledges that by proudly saying “bring it on.” Continue reading

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Catching Up: Arrow

I finally caught up with “Arrow” before the mid-season premiere. Here are my lengthy thoughts on the CW series. Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion : Razor’s Edge” by Martha Wells

Princess Leia is the focus of the Martha Wells novel “Razor’s Edge,” the first of the “Empire and Rebellion” trilogy, which follows one of the “Big Three” in a one-shot adventure set during the fertile three years between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” Continue reading

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$200 Reviews, #6: “Mud”

      One of the more daunting narrative challenges of any medium is to give the audience a genuine depiction of what it is like to come-of-age as a teenager. We like to think of those years as being … Continue reading

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$200 Reviews, #5: “Oblivion”

“And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?” – “Horatius” by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay Synopsis: Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen … Continue reading

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$200 Reviews, #4: “Pain & Gain”

If you had told me four or five years years ago I would someday have an appreciation for the acting talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I would have taken you to the nearest ER. Continue reading

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