Richard III & Shakespeare the Spin Doctor: How the Bard Shapes Audience Opinion of a Classic Villain

  Literary works that inspire my writing, Part I If you think the media shapes audience opinion now, Shakespeare had it twisted around his little finger over 400 years ago. In Richard III, Richard is the classic villain, the nefarious hunchback, who deceives and murders…

Random Brain Dump #1: What’s up with Russia? The Russian Idea

Megyn Kelly’s interview with Vladimir Putin did little to enlighten us. I haven’t watched Oliver Stone’s maligned interviews with him, though I did watch most of James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Russia seems to have reappeared out of nowhere as an enemy…