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Why Joe McCarthy Hated It’s a Wonderful Life

You probably know that the American classic It’s a Wonderful Life teaches us that no man is a failure if he has friends. But did you also know that the film irked Senator Joe McCarthy so much that he wanted it banned? It’s a Wonderful Life is about a guardian angel who helps a suicidal man [...]

6 Plot Threads Famous Movies Forgot to Resolve

Have you ever watched a movie end “happily ever after” and later thought, “Hey, what about…?” Lots of major movies hope you will just let those ragged plot lines go, and we do most of the time. Saturday Night Live once made an alternate ending to It’s a Wonderful Life because Mr. Potter received no [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Really Pricey Books

I have this fantasy that I am harboring a rare, insanely valuable first edition of some obscure book somewhere on my overstuffed bookshelves. I’ll decide I don’t need it someday and take it to trade in at Half Price Books and the overly-honest guy behind the counter will give me a look like I’ve lost [...]

The Quick 10: It’s a Wonderful Life

I’m going to have to watch this on the sly at some point in the next week, because every time my husband walks in the room and sees it on T.V., he starts making fun of me. And he likes Jimmy Stewart. But I digress. For those of you who love this classic as much [...]