In Our Darkest Humor

In Our Darkest Humor “We are receiving reports from across the West Coast... Cell phone users since this morning have been unable to utilize their phones,” said the news anchor in Los Angeles. The headline would soon be on a daylong cycle of Breaking News. Footage of people panic-stricken in their homes, with family members involuntarily screaming, sent indiscriminate shock waves throughout the West Coast. These shock waves did not carry a signal to the person of the left or right of them. Read more [...]

Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood

  Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood is a film about Tom Wolfe’s study of the Magic City. I learned a great deal about his nature for retaining the social environment of people. While he walked around Miami scoping, telescoping, noting, writing, and interacting with different people, you felt as if you were walking with this man in the white suit. As a Miamian I could truly appreciate the footage of the great author ambling through the city with respect to our culture. An Read more [...]

Books by Chris Joseph Stancato

Books by Chris Joseph Stancato The saga of the Martini Family began with a comedy (Gas Station Ganja), then a romance (Serendipia James & Adaline), and now a drama with A to P. All of my books are available at Amazon,  www.OrangePostman.com or check out my Author Page on Amazon. Read more [...]

Changing the Timid Tire

Changing the Timid Tire “Estella looked out the window of her Miami apartment at the folding blue clouds blocking the evening’s sunset. She called her boyfriend Thelonious about an event later in the evening: “What time are leaving tonight? The weather is supposed to be worse later.” “I’m not sure, probably around nine or nine-thirty,” Thelonious responded. “Why so late?” Estella asked. ‘Why so late’ was a hopeful extension to tell Estella that he was not going to this event. Read more [...]

A to P Book Reviews are in…

"If you are looking for a good read, you won't go wrong with A to P. I look forward to the next novel from Chris Joseph Stancato.”         A to P is A Top Novel And here is why you need to purchase your Ebook or Paperback: “I enjoyed this novel. I found the characters to be relatable. It's set at a nice pace that continues to pick up to make for an exciting climax. An easy read the words and story flows.” Daslickest “What a wild ride you travel as you read A Read more [...]

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Say It Loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud! Soul Music as defined by James Brown: “Can’t… Can’t makes you a soul singer.” This documentary of the ‘Hardest working man in show business’ broadens the definition of Brown as a soul singer and his separation of ‘show’ and ‘business.’ Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown is a 2014 film that begins when he was a still-born and ends as the influence of his career and life are interwoven in rap and hip hop. James went to prison at Read more [...]

Banned Books Week: Catcher in The Rye

SALINGER As the discussion continues in the United States about Freedom and Expression, Catcher in the Rye, like Great Gatsby, Catch-22, Leaves of Grass, and many others have been recognized by the Library of Congress as "Books that shaped America." Salinger's books accompanied by Salinger, the documentary, have been reviewed with complete freedom.     J.D. Salinger, the recluse author of Catcher in the Rye is revealed through interviews, footage, stories, and his written words Read more [...]

Blanche Gatto’s Baked Goods

Blanche Gatto’s Baked Goods “Remember, all entries must be mailed in before noon on March fifth. Make sure to send one dessert recipe. Then attach a brief bio of yourself, and most importantly, write on the envelope, ‘2017 Battle of the Bakers.’ The three chosen contestants will present their desserts at our St. Patrick’s Day celebration at our Market Square Pavilion. Wow, this should be interesting… the morning show sampling sweet desserts then drinking pitchers of beer with corn Read more [...]

The Falk McCoy Mystery Series, Marshall Boyd

Literary Review for Marshall Boyd "What is unusual in Miami…? Everything is unusual." No one other than Marshall Boyd, author of the Falk McCoy mystery series, can mirror the Magic City's crime, passion, and diversity. Faker, Death of a Dead Man, Miami Lovers, Wanton Needs, and Rue are perfect novels for those who have a penchant of the Mystery genre. Faker Marshall Boyd is a prolific and meticulous story-teller in this murder mystery based in Miami. Falk McCoy, the tough as nails and tenacious Read more [...]

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