It really is OK for men to cry

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I’ve become a cry baby in my old age. I cry at movies – moments where the couple meet and finally – FINALLY – realize they love each other, and as the music swells, their lips come together … and… READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘Barbie’

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“Barbie” Starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, and others. Directed by Greta Gerwig. 1 hour, 54 minutes. Rated PG-13. Theatrical release. Mladen’s take I imagine Del will gush pink and salmon and, maybe, sky blue about “Barbie.”… READ MORE

An excerpt from my novel ‘Black Tide’

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This is a scene from my novel “Black Tide,” which I hope to begin shopping to an agent later this year or next. In this scene, Fred, Heather and Scotty are trapped on a spoil island in Santa Rosa Sound… READ MORE

A letter in response to Sen. Marco Rubio’s call to ban TikTok

Dear Sen. Rubio (and staff), Thank you for taking a moment to respond to my recent letter expressing my concerns about a congressional ban on the social media app TikTok. In response to your observations, let me say the following:… READ MORE

Del and Mladen review ‘Wham!’

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“Wham!” Starring Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael. Directed by Chris Smith. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Rated TV-14. Netflix. Del’s take “Wham!” the eponymous documentary about the British pop duo who were part of the Second British Invasion, raises as many… READ MORE

Del reviews ‘FUBAR’

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“FUBAR” Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter, Gabriel Luna, Fortune Feimster, and Travis Van Winkle. Directed by Holly Dale, Steven A. Adelson, Phil Abraham, Stephen Surijik. Eight episodes. 45-59 minutes each. Rated TV-MA. Netflix. Del’s take “FUBAR,” the new… READ MORE

Today I left flowers on Mom’s grave for Mother’s Day

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Today I took flowers to my mother’s and sister’s gravesite. They were both mothers and it was my duty and a pleasure to remember them. I used a mixture of flowers from Mom’s yard blended with a dozen roses I… READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘The Black Demon’

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Starring Fernanda Urrejola as “Ines,” Josh Lucas as “Paul,” Venus Ariel as “Audrey,” Julio Cesar Cedillo as “Chato,” and Jorge A. Jimenez as “Junior” and others; Directed by Adrian Grunberg; Rated R; 100 minutes; Amazon Prime Mladen’s take Like a… READ MORE

Del reviews ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’

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“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. 2 hours, 14 minutes. Rated PG-13. Theatrical release. Del’s take “Honor Among Thieves” is… READ MORE

To me, the Oscars represent hope

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Del Stone Jr. is a professional fiction writer. He is known primarily for his work in the contemporary dark fiction field, but has also published science fiction and contemporary fantasy. Stone’s stories, poetry and scripts have appeared in publications such… READ MORE