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Month: June 2019

8 Strange 4th of July Facts

8 Strange Facts about The 4th of July How will you celebrate Independence Day this year? If you’re American, chances are you’ll join family and friends for a backyard barbecue and a firework display. But how much do you really know about this annual summer celebration? I do a lot of newspaper research for the books I write. Not only is it a great way to separate Urban Legends from actual facts, but it helps me understand the mindset of different eras. However, every time I dig into a newspaper archive for something specific, I end up learning completely different…

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong #BwayGoesBad @attpac

  If anything went wrong at last night’s opening for The Play That Goes Wrong in Dallas, it was impossible to tell. Opening night for this award-winning comedy ended with a cheering crowd and a standing ovation at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. According to Murphy’s Law, “If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.” And while there’s nothing funny about Murphy’s Law when you are on the receiving end, when it strikes others? Well, that’s another story! After all, without Murphy’s  Law, shows like “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and humor sites like Cake…