Is it Funny?: The trailer!

A few years back everyone was passing around a meme attributed to Cicero: “Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” It’s even worse now: everyone’s making a podcast. Even I have succumbed — yes, at the very worst possible time of the year: the week before classes…

When Chastity Flame was just a Spark

I know I seem to have a new idea every minute and to change gears just about that often, so it’s kind of funny to see that some obsessions stay with me a very long time. The roots of my Chastity Flame novels are deep. The first novel I wrote in high school was also…

Film for a Friday: The Scoundrel (1935)

Yes, the end of grading is in sight! Here’s an entertainment for you that manages to be both tart and sweet — or possibly leaning over into sappy a bit by the end. However, the script by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur positively sings at its best — especially since the best of those lines…