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EXCLUSIVE: Steven's interview with a man who knew of Shelley Duvall's mental illness before Dr. Phil

EXCLUSIVE: Steven's interview with a man who knew of Shelley Duvall's mental illness before Dr. Phil
Few know how to savor in the decline of a famous individual more than Dr. Phil McGraw. His latest interview, airing on November 18th, with former actress Shelley Duvall has sent the internet into a shockwave. Duvall, 67, is seen in the following clip in an almost unrecognizable state, clearly in a state of several... Read more »

Steven's Halloween Ballyhoo: Send in the (Killer) Clowns (or Pennywise invades Chicago Heights!)

Steven's Halloween Ballyhoo: Send in the (Killer) Clowns (or Pennywise invades Chicago Heights!)
“He had red hair. He had a white face. He was chasing a kid down the park.” Those are not the words of Stephen King. They are the words of Elijah Robinson, Jr., who witnessed an incident this morning regarding a clown running towards a group of his friends. According to ABC7 News, “A group... Read more »

BREAKING: Mythical Lovecraft Monster Cthulhu latest in string of Trump denouncers, according to Stephen King

BREAKING: Mythical Lovecraft Monster Cthulhu latest in string of Trump denouncers, according to Stephen King
It’s not every day when you can say that Stephen King has ignited a war of words between Donald Trump and the eponymous H.P. Lovecraft monster Cthulhu. On Monday, September 12th, famed horror author Stephen King posted the following statement to his Twitter account: As can be expected, both parties involved were grossly offended by... Read more »
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Steven's Book Reviews: Then & Now (A Memoir) by Broadway Icon Barbara Cook (Harper, 6/16)

Steven's Book Reviews: Then & Now (A Memoir) by Broadway Icon Barbara Cook (Harper, 6/16)
There truly very few memoirs that I can say that I “wished were longer.” Substandard memoirs, especially by celebrities, fall into one of two warring camps: the ones that are catty, overly-gossipy, and sermonic, and the ones that are dull as dishwater, with the personality of the woman at church that falls asleep during mass... Read more »

Steven's Book Reviews: Stephen King's latest novel End of Watch (Scribner's, 6/7/14)

Steven's Book Reviews: Stephen King's latest novel End of Watch (Scribner's, 6/7/14)
The release of a new Stephen King novel is a fête in the twisted universe that is my existence. The first King novel I read was ten years ago and, oddly enough, it was one of his longest: IT. My sister, who was about nine when I was two or three years old, loved to torment... Read more »

A Weekend of Blondie and Weird Books: Blondie at The Genesee Theatre and the 55th annual Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association's Book & Paper Fair

Very seldom do I do two things in the course of a weekend that perfectly embody who I am as a creative human being. Whenever something comes up that fits my schedule and my passion, I work doubly hard to make them work. On Friday I went to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, IL to see... Read more »
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"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump
As I was browsing through the stacks in Barnes & Noble, an intermission from my main mission of purchasing Stephen King’s new masterpiece, I happened upon a book entitled Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way. It is a short “self-help” book on how to deal with... Read more »