“We Never Knew Just What It Was” by Mike Murphey

Unfortunate but true, there are many who do not remember this incredible group. Let me just say, I didn’t either. But after reading this, I did my research because I found them to be exemplary; they had that “star” quality during their time period that did not come from using tricks, special lighting, speakers that caused audience members to actually lose their hearing; nor did they dress up in silly costumes or cake their faces in make-up in order to grab someone’s interest. No. These three men (specifically; Chad Mitchell, Joe Frazier and Mike Kobluk) were categorized as a “folk group,” yet were so much more. … More “We Never Knew Just What It Was” by Mike Murphey

“Real to Reel” Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies” by Michael Asimow and Paul Bergman

Have you ever watched a movie or television show based on whatever your career is and thought this is not even close to reality? Have you ever watched something and thought that they must have an insider since this is way too close to what you’ve experienced? “Real to Reel” does exactly that. … More “Real to Reel” Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies” by Michael Asimow and Paul Bergman

“Presence, the Play” by William E. Jefferson

In “Presence, the Play,” William Jefferson has crafted an allegorical tale of America today. He begins his story at the Theatre Portesque where Script, the playwright, is awaiting the performance of his play, Presence. Before the performance gets underway, Script faints and suffers a head injury. After Script is taken to the hospital, his friends from Estillyen’s Order of Message Makers begin watching over him. While Script is comatose, he embarks on a journey to save the Isle of Estillyen from Satan’s wrath. … More “Presence, the Play” by William E. Jefferson

“Juggalo Country: Inside the World of Insane Clown Posse and America’s Weirdest Music Scene” by Craven Rock

JUGGALO COUNTRY: INSIDE THE WORLD OF INSANE CLOWN POSSE AND AMERICA’S WEIRDEST MUSIC SCENECraven RockMicrocosm Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781621063186Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (8/19) “Juggalo Country: Inside the World of Insane Clown Posse and America’s Weirdest Music Scene” is written by Craven Rock. Rock, an investigative journalist, sets out to learn more about the … More “Juggalo Country: Inside the World of Insane Clown Posse and America’s Weirdest Music Scene” by Craven Rock

“The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy” by Edwin Wong

THE RISK THEATRE MODEL OF TRAGEDY Edwin WongFriesen Press (2019)ISBN 9781525537561 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (06/19) In “The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy,” author Edwin Wong brings tragedy into the 21st century.  Tragedy imitates reality. Yet in our modern times, tragedy no longer has the same impact that it used to have. … More “The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy” by Edwin Wong

“Romantic Illusions” Book Two – An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy by James Philip Head

ROMANTIC ILLUSIONS BOOK TWO – AN AFFAIR WITH BEAUTY: THE MYSTIQUE OF HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY James Philip Head North Loop Books (2019) ISBN 9781545635278 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (2/19) “Romantic Illusions” is the second book in the An Affair with Beauty trilogy by James Philip Head. An exquisite celebration honoring the life … More “Romantic Illusions” Book Two – An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy by James Philip Head