It’s a close call but this might be one of those rare instances where the movie outperforms the book. The flick does have an unfair advantage though with Bogart as the lead… For a crash course on a category that can be hard to pin down, Nicholas Ray’s psychologically complex “In a Lonely Place” has it all, starting with a sneering Bogart. Even trying to categorize “In a Lonely Place” is tricky: It has elements of murder mystery, melodrama and Hollywood insider scoop. Yet it is certainly one of the most forthright films to deal with domestic abuse ever to … Continue reading The Bogart Advantage
There’s a rather talkative pigheaded brute of a character in my WIP whose name is Rick, Happy, Henderson. Happy loves to philosophize and pontificate to…at?… his work partner about whatever the latest topic is he’s studying during night school as if he’s now a subject matter expert. He’s not of course and he always manages to maneuver whatever it is he’s rambling on about toward a general diatribe of how the weak with their Rule of Law and “societal norms” have managed to upend the universal natural order of might makes right, which, in the end, as he sees it, limits his ability to pick up chicks.
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HEROES FOR A MODERN GIRL by Pamela Schloesser Canepa The poet Maya Angelou shared wise words that moved me so. Songbird Nina Simone Did not fear walking alone. Nikki Giovanni Laid the truth on me. Mom bravely raised me alone, … Continue reading HEROES FOR A MODERN GIRL | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Manivillie Kanagasabapathy ** TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse ** Deep Brown eyes stare back at me, Fleeting whispers floating between us, Shadows creep silently, Across broad brown shoulders, The darkness melding within … Continue reading THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
I CAN’T PICTURE YOU WITH A KID by asyarhein FROM THE WOMEN’S ISSUES ARCHIVE “I can’t picture you with a kid.” “Neither can I.” I’m too spontaneous. My passion for writing and journalism was constantly competing with my passion … Continue reading I CAN’T PICTURE YOU WITH A KID | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
WOMEN ISSUES…OR ISSUES THAT SURROUNDS A WOMAN by kalabalu FROM THE WOMEN’S ISSUES ARCHIVE Every morning , almost all dailies have a report on women abuse. Mostly domestic violence , dowry issues and early marriage. Each day , I read … Continue reading WOMEN ISSUES…OR ISSUES THAT SURROUNDS A WOMAN | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
THE AMERICAN FAMILY IS BROKEN by Erin Byerly It was your choice to have a baby, so why should my tax dollars pay for them? Americans pride themselves on rugged individuality and a tireless work ethic. After spending such … Continue reading THE AMERICAN FAMILY IS BROKEN | A Relating to Humans Woman’s Issues Feature
MARY OF THE SUN
by jonna ellis holston
From Lowell , Massachusetts
My Aunt Mary wrote for The Lowell Sun for seventy-six years. She started while still a high school girl… under pen names… looong before women commonly reported for newspapers. She and my Uncle Charles G Sampas, a mild mannered executive news editor from a great historic city’s newspaper, were my God Parents. Often glued to Mary’s side, I recall The Sun as a chaotic place full of screaming, sweaty reporters desperate to read the ribbons spewed forth from the wire services. I still smell the ink and burnt coffee, and hear the deafening noise of the printing machines. “It’s a lot of work to bring news to the people,” she told me.
And remember those phones that had wires attached to walls? Mary Sampas was attached to one of those… always tucked under an ear, scribbling notes and trading in gossip and fact as she covered the glamorous stars of old Hollywood, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, David Niven, many others. Mary and Charlie even accompanied the Kennedys on their Paris trip with Charles de Gaulle and then off to Vienna for the Khrushchev talks. Even Jackie called on Mary for the inside scoop.
She slept late… till the calls began… then the typing would start. Evenings were usually spent socializing with those who were known to be in the know. Hers was a world of endless working parties with artists, writers or prominent Democrats. With non-stop, indefatigable charm and the brain of a word processor she would pursue secrets, discover, verify. What was show and what remained hidden in the backroom smoke?
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THE WOMAN IN ME by Debolina Coomar When I was a daughter, I had dreams, I learnt that life is not easy, and nothing is what it seems. When I became a student, I had aspirations, I learnt that achievements … Continue reading THE WOMAN IN ME | A Relating to Humans Woman’s Issues Feature
They say, Write what you know… And in response I say, Okay… So when I began in earnest to write stuff for people to read way back in the early Nineties – what a great decade that was – about … Continue reading Write What You Know, You Know…
I am very honored and excited to share our very first submission to the new Relating to Humans feature. Before we get to the submission, however, I would like to say a few words by way of introduction. You know, I am a writer, which means…I’m insecure. I am. Every time I hit the “Publish” button to release my stuff out into this wild world, I get more than a little apprehensive wondering if it’s going to be well received, or not. Such was the case when I put this new Relating to Humans feature out there. I was a … Continue reading WHO I AM – A Women’s Issues Feature