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My family moved to North Carolina in the late 1980s, having left a stagnant and hopeless West Virginia […]

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In a critical scene from the 1997 neo-noir “L.A. Confidential,” the ambitious and overzealous Detective Ed Exley (Guy […]

Wes Anderson has always had a penchant for the past.  Ever since The Royal Tenenbaums, his movies have […]

“I remember traveling to Lake Elsinore, which was a long way in those days,” reminisced Zeke Mejia in […]