Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall
The Sopranos Sessions
If you like information-dense, meticulously footnoted commentary on your favorite TV shows, books like The Sopranos Sessions were written for you. In writing the book, Seitz and Sepinwall had access to series creator David Chase and many cast members, with the sad exception of the late James Gandolfini. There’s a breakdown of every episode, analyses of story and character arcs, and plenty of non-gossipy trivia on costumes, locations, and the art of staging fights and murders. One of the most interesting things I learned was how many of the actors in the series were hired with no previous acting experience.
– Bruce Collier
A married judge has a one-night stand and gets a lot more than she bargained for. To reveal even a single other detail would be heartless, so just read it already.
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
A young single mom struggles to make things better for herself and her daughter while dealing with government bureaucracy, homelessness, sneers from the people behind her in the grocery checkout when she uses food stamps, and scrubbing the filthy toilets of people much better off than her financially. The only thing missing on this woman is the cape.
– Chris Manson
- Art Classes & Workshops
- Art Events
- Art Galleries
- Call to Artists
- OAA Student Poster Art Winners Announced
- Fort Walton Beach’s Unofficial Chicago Embassy
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Gulfarium’s Endangered Penguin Chick Undergoes Surgery
- NWF State College Named Safest Campus in Florida
From Craigslist to Setlist…Redstone’s Gina Marini
By Nikki Hedrick “We’re a five-piece rock, pop and blues band. We’re from all around the area.” That’s how Gina Marini introduces Redstone, the cover band gaining steam across Beachcomberland. ...
Civil Disobedience Is Alive and Well in Northwest Florida
And by civil disobedience, I mean bad behavior. No matter what you think of Congressman Matt Gaetz (and aside from his positions on decriminalizing marijuana and outlawing greyhound racing, there’s not a...
Pet of the Issue – Hap and Lulu
Submitted by Estelle Grengs Hap—short for Hap Arnold—is a lab mix that Ms. Grengs rescued shortly after her yellow lab passed. “He stole our hearts and our other rescue Lulu the first...
Fort Walton Beach’s Unofficial Chicago Embassy
By Bruce Collier Drive down Beal Parkway in the 1000-block area, and you cannot miss a bright orange, yellow and blue food truck, parked in the lot of the Mercedes/BMW dealership...
One on One with UpBeat Music’s Dick Reinlie
Interview by Samantha Lambert In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new music store in Fort Walton Beach at the corner of Racetrack and Beal. It’s called UpBeat Music, and...
Sheer Heart Attack… A Night to Benefit Editor Manson
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