Celebrating The Good Stuff

For years now, some of us conservatives have been struggling to take back American popular culture.  Sick of movies, television shows, music and literature disfigured by a lockstep conformity to leftist ideology, we’ve sought to wrestle…

Faith and Fiction

Nice review of The Long Way Home at FrontPage Magazine, written by the estimable David Forsmark.  Forsmark also has high praise for a novel written by my pal ex-FBI undercover dude Bob Hamer Enemies Among Us….

The Sequel That Will Never Be Made

Jaime Escalante died last week at age 79—he was the inspiration for the 1988 film Stand and Deliver.  Edward James Olmos was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the Bolivian born math teacher who…

Wolf Hall

Excellent, excellent historical novel by Hilary Mantel.  Deservedly won Britain’s Booker Prize.  Probably not for everyone because it’s densely written and assumes at least some knowledge of Henry VIII and his deeply consequential jones for Anne…

Just So You Know

This is kind of cool.  AOL’s youth oriented “Just So You Know” page has a piece up on Summit Entertainment’s film option of my Homelanders series.  The post, “Could The Homelanders Be The Next Twilight?” asks…

Robert Culp

Can’t allow Robert Culp’s passing to go unremarked.  When I was a boy, Bill Cosby was my hero.  Had all his records, went to his shows, even, through the machinations of my show biz father, got…

God-Shaped Hole

As they did in the beginning, Passover and Holy Week coincide this year, and yet not one major film being released for the season has anything whatsoever to do with religion. Nowhere is popular entertainment more…

2012

Weekend’s here so it’s time to recommend yet another mindless entertainment.  Finally got around to seeing 2012 and it was not bad at all.  Wonderful special effects, plus good performances. Excellent pro-father attitude with an underlying…

Absurd Liberal Quote of the Week

I love this.  Here’s Bill Maher on the Huffington Post celebrating the start of spring with a paean to the irresistible power of love: “If you try to fight the power of love, you end up…

Booklist On “Long Way Home”

This Daniel Krause review of The Long Way Home in Booklist sailed under my radar on publication, but is now posted on the book’s Amazon site (click the link).  Booklist is a major trade publication for…