Tag: books

Saloons and Theaters in Jerome, AZ

A recent treat included an interview and personal tour of a site for my manuscript “Inside the Gold Plated Pistol.” It’s 1927, Prohibition is in effect, and part of the story is at the copper mining town, Jerome, Arizona. A prevalent feature of any mining town… Continue Reading “Saloons and Theaters in Jerome, AZ”

Violence and Valentine’s Day

I teach U.S. History, World History, Holocaust Studies, and Recent World History. IT is heavy.  I read scholarly books and novels about it. I watch documentaries and films about it. I attend conferences, create stories, and talk to colleagues about it. With my students,… Continue Reading “Violence and Valentine’s Day”

Keira Knightley and Zola

I’ll defend Keira Knightley. Even when she’s awful. That is, when she stars in awful movies. She reminds me of a female version of Tom Cruise who collects admirers and revilers in equal doses. She exudes elegance–and that voice of hers–executing the derisive, verbal fencing in… Continue Reading “Keira Knightley and Zola”