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On Halloween

Look, I don’t know…I just love Halloween. Not everything…not having a costume. Not having kids banging on our door for candy. I like the creepiness. I like how, for one night, we all pretend to embrace the things that scare us. We allow ourselves to admit we’re afraid, and then we spend money on those… Continue reading On Halloween

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#FridayNightFright 2017

Horror is an interesting genre. It covers a multitude of movies, from cheap home-made efforts to Oscar winners like Silence of the Lambs. The longer I thought about it, the less idea I had about what exactly counted as “horror.” Sure, there were the obvious – Halloween, American Werewolf in London, Wolf Creek, The Flintstones… Continue reading #FridayNightFright 2017

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On happy thoughts

Recently, Guardian columnist Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote about how oppressive the current news cycles are and then suggested a list of things that make her happy. I think this is both an excellent idea and a relatively stress-free exercise for someone looking to maintain a weekly blog-posting schedule. In that spirit, here is my list.… Continue reading On happy thoughts