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Giving Bad Movies the Attention They Deserve

A Senior Staff Writer at Vegas Seven, Lissa Townsend Rodgers has interviewed an eclectic assortment of cultural luminaries over the years, ranging from science guy Bill Nye to Hollywood icon Sophia Loren to boxing legend Mike Tyson. What else does she do when she’s not

Superhumans Wanted

Blind soccer players. Amputee high jumpers. Wheelchair daredevils. Armless drummers. And so much more. Britain’s Channel 4 TV network celebrates – and this is a word too seldom associated with the topic – the incredible physical and cultural accomplishments of people with physical disabilities in

If You Like Motown and Stax…

The term “soul music” was probably first used in print around 1961, but of course its roots go back much further, and its expression in the pop world reaches back at least into the mid 50s, depending on what you count. Sam Cooke, for example,

Flash Gordon – The Godiva of Brain Candy

With comics-based movies so ubiquitous nowadays, it’s easy to forget there was a time when their popularity wasn’t a given. So it was with the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, which was a box-office disappointment before making the transition to cult-classic. Because I missed

Sherlock: The Game is On

According to Guinness World Records, he’s “the most portrayed literary human character in film & TV.” But it’s the 21st-century version of Sherlock Holmes portrayed in the BBC drama Sherlock that has me enthralled. I admit I’m a bit late to the sensation that is