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“Belleville”: a review

Posted 19 September 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Alienating loneliness By Fred Pollard For most of my life, I have struggled with worrying too much about what people think of me. I have also never been good at letting go of the people in my life that I love. Both of those “life lesson hurdles” are explored in the new film “Belleville.” Writer/director […]

My experience meeting Kenny Rogers!

Posted 08 September 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I stood, off to the side, isolated from everyone else, shifting from one foot to the other nervously. (“I’m not getting back there. They would have grabbed me by now if I was. Are they just planning to keep me here, like a security risk, until it is all over with?”) Such is the feeling […]

Remembering Chris Miklos

Posted 24 July 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

I conducted a model profile interview with Chris Miklos for HIM Magazine last fall. Sadly, Chris died of an apparent heart attack this week, so I thought I would revisit this interview and share it with others. Chris was such a nice, down-to-earth guy, and he could always make me laugh with his silly demeanor […]

Local musician plays with Black Flag

Posted 21 July 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Spending time with local musician Jay Brook Lipe is akin to being in the center of a hurricane, with moments of calm serenity surrounded by frenetic energy and electricity. As we sat down to lunch, Lipe strummed casually on his guitar (completely oblivious to whether that was acceptable to the restaurant staff and patrons) as […]

Looney Tunes-the downfall of civilization

Posted 13 July 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Following the backlash when the classic Tom and Jerry cartoons were released with Tom’s owner, Mammy Two Shoes, dubbed over with a “less ethnic” voice, or, in some cases, taken out completely and replaced with a thin, long-legged white woman, Looney Tunes cartoons were released on DVD in several collections as “complete and uncut.” The […]

My interview with John Michael Montgomery!

Posted 30 May 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

academic essay writing John Michael Montgomery is living proof you can have scores of fans and a string of No. 1 hits…and still make “that face” when you get up in the morning. “I have those normal aches and pains nowadays, for sure,” Montgomery, 49, says. “If the weather is between 30 and 50 degrees, […]

Mary’s message of hope

Posted 16 May 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Legendary actress Mary Badham could not talk when I first called her for an interview. “My dog Daisy, a rescue animal I got a few weeks ago, is lost and I have to go look for her,” she said as she was hurrying to her car. Badham, 61, is best known for playing “Scout” in […]

An international man of mystery

Posted 01 May 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Model Profile: Miles Windsor By Fred Pollard With a “look” that bucks just about every trend in the industry, model Miles Windsor has never fit easily into the clean-cut world of glossy blokes and waxed muscles… and that is just fine with him. HIM Magazine had the opportunity to talk to Miles and get a little insight […]

Foxy, fit and formidable

Posted 28 March 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

by Fred Pollard  It’s not often we see an investment firm CPA sweaty and digging in sand for colored keys and hidden idols carved from wood. “It has taught me there is nothing I cannot do,” Latasha “Tasha” Fox, 36, said. “Until I played the game I don’t think I knew just how much inner strength […]

Why the world is a better place with Fred Phelps than without him

Posted 21 March 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

My own personal experience with the late Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church came about when I interviewed his daughter Shirley and incurred the wrath of his church. When Phelps decided to protest the funeral of a Marine whose story I had been covering for the local newspaper, I was drawn into the cyclone […]