American Dream (1990)

A look at the Austin, Minnesota Hormel Foods Strike from 1985-1986, as presented in Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning documentary “American Dream” (1990).

Godfather (1972) & Godfather Part II (1974)

A look at Francis Ford Coppola’s classic first two films in his “Godfather” trilogy. Both “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) are examined.

Rain: A Novella

A novella about a reporter who investigates the murder of a young woman in a small Oregon town.

The Folly at Yorktown

An overview of why the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Yorktown was such a pivotal moment in United States history.

The Roswell UFO Incident

An overview of the 1947 UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico. The general sequence of events and related conspiracy theories are discussed.

Taming the Tiger

A short story about a young boy who sneaks behind the scenes at a circus, only to run into trouble with the tiger tamer.