The Corner Bistro is still standing. In 1973-1974, you could find Shane Stevens there at night, tending bar. It still looks rough, but my understanding from the person I spoke with, is that back then it was even rougher.
I wonder if he's been back? The Bistro's claim to fame is that it's supposed to have the best hamburgers in New York City.
Another long-unavailable story I wrote years ago is now up for free at Wattpad. "Maiden's Prayer" was my first story featuring Terrence Bledsoe and/or Ella Dodge (the second story is available in Crime Factory: First Shift ). I placed my Hollywood fix-it man story years ago (long before Ray Donovan ) at the now-defunct Darkness Before the Dawn . Read it for free here .
I used to like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit . The writing was decent, if sometimes a little ridiculous and plot-twisting. The acting was good, especially for network television. I like Christopher Meloni (not as much and in a different way than Maria does). He was amazing on HBO's Oz . And Mariska Hargitay? Well, she's just absolutely stunning. But I can't watch SVU anymore. Alright, maybe I shouldn't say can't. I should probably say, I haven't watched it in a while and don't think I will again... On Monday, the Sexual Assault Resource Guide I wrote came back from the printers and was distributed to floor RA's, Residence Managers, the Health Center, the Student Advocates Office, and others on campus. I spent more time sweating over this thing, rewriting, having meetings, arguing about word choice (survivor or victim), and learning more than I ever wanted to know about the topic of sexual assault. All I've ever wanted is to wri
Apparently they’re doing a Highlander reboot with Henry Cavill. You know what I’d rather see instead? A prequel series (either live action films or an anime) following an appropriately cast Ramirez. Imagine: 896 Egypt, Tak-Ne learns he’s immortal. Quickenings amongst the pyramids. Then sword battles across the ancient world. Marrying a beautiful princess in ancient Japan. Battling The Kurgan along the Russian steppes. Taking the name Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez when he joins the court of King Charles V just before he sets out for the Highlands, chasing rumors of the Kurgan. You’ve got plenty of coolness right there without rebooting anything. And casting it appropriately would be a great way to course correct.