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Blacklisted or Ostracized? Tell Me About It

Every time I speak about my experiences with the publishing industry, someone taps me on the shoulder, eager to share a story of their own. It should not surprise me – Big Hollywood is a site dedicated to the biases

'Nine-Tenths' Excerpt – Part 2

Leonard Tramer’s time machine takes him nowhere near the past, but meddling with time destroys his future. When he steps out of the defective machine, he enters a totalitarian state which resembles East Germany more than the free world he

'Nine-Tenths' Excerpt – Part 1

Leonard Tramer’s time machine takes him nowhere near the past, but meddling with time destroys his future. When he steps out of the defective machine, he enters a totalitarian state which resembles East Germany more than the free world he

The Stasi: Hollywood's Best Kept Little Secret

Judge Hollywood not only by what it spits out, but also by what it chooses to avoid. I am always surprised when I have to explain to someone who the Stasi were. In fact, as a default I use the-Stasi-East-German-secret-police