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Jose R. Gonzalez has worked in political journalism, including reporting on the United States Congress and congressional campaigns. His writing has been published by Real Clear Politics, Media Research Center's CNS News, the Houston Chronicle, the College Fix and FreedomWorks.


Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and the Death of Campy Comedy

After the dark Halloween night recedes this year, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, will be forever leaving the stage with it. After thirty-five years in the business, comedian Cassandra Peterson will be retiring live-stage performances of her popular goth Valley girl character. A staple of the season, the demise of Elvira from the Knott’s Berry … Continued

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How ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Taught Kids About Death 

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Batman: The Animated Series. Of all the incarnations of the Caped Crusader, including Christopher Nolan’s epic Dark Knight film trilogy, Batman: TAS is a favorite among many fans. What helped make it such a standout entry in the expanded Batman universe is how deftly it handles … Continued

Entertainment

Why Have We Lost Our Enthusiasm for the Olympics?

News two weeks ago that the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) has chosen Los Angeles as the host city for the 2028 Summer Olympics lacked the usual ebullience that characterizes such an announcement. The lack of fanfare seems to denote a diminished interest for the Olympic Games among Americans. That’s too bad, because in spite of … Continued

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