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Palm Sunday Peace Processional April 5th

Palm Sunday Peace Processional April 5th

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL, St. Paul’s Church 15th & 28th Palm Sunday Peace Processional 2019 PHOTO PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL St. Paul’s will host its annual Palm Sunday Procession for Peace on Sunday, April 5. We will march to places of pain and joy in Phillips, stopping to pray, to remember and to reclaim spaces that have been taken [...]

“Searching,” Chapter 34 Epilog

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL “One person’s found is another person’s lost.” We are taught that this is true, that there always must be winners and losers, that it is part of the way the world is made, that the “invisible hand” directs the fortunes of everyone, and that as one rises, another must fall. But what if by searching and [...]

“Searching,” A Serial Novelle— Chapter 1

“Searching,” A Serial Novelle— Chapter 1

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL EDITOR’S NOTE Regarding “SEARCHING” Alley Communications has been honored and pleased to publish this novella by Patrick Cabello Hansel in The Alley Newspaper -- a first for The Alley and for any local community paper as far as we know. Many noteworthy writers published novels in a serial format in newspapers or [...]

“Returning”

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL Author’s note: this story picks up years after the saga of Searching, serialized in 34 issues of the Alley in the early 2010’s. In that story, we met Luz and Angel, two 19 year olds running from their past and searching for their future, along with a score of beautiful and strange neighbors. Patrick Cabello [...]

Book Review

Book Review

Angela Henry Offers Another Thriller, “Doing it to Death” By Dwight Hobbes Fans of mystery novelist Angela Henry’s Kendra Clayton series, rejoice. Delightfully intrepid, crime-solving sleuth Clayton is back, flying by the seat of her pants and as usual, two steps ahead of police detectives on the trail of a murderer. Also par [...]

Art For All

Art For All

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL, Semilla Center The Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts at St. Paul’s believes that creating art together can be a way of healing for individuals and communities. Semilla will host an “Art Block Party” for Block Clubs, where artists will create art with your neighbors—art that will beautify your [...]

April 2020 Movie Corner

April 2020 Movie Corner

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Onward” (2020) Animation /Adventure/Action Pixar Pictures3.5 of 5 Pixar never (or almost never) makes an animation that isn’t heart warming, inspirational, or both. The latest is “Onward”, not on the same level as “Toy Story”(1995), [...]

He Has His Own Mind

He Has His Own Mind

By MIKE HAZARD and MARTI MALTBY “As you can see, I’m part Irish American, part African American, and part Native American,” said Vernon. I asked what nation. “My brother says Cherokee.” He thumbed through his cellphone texts looking for a picture of his Irish American great grandfather, Henry O’Killian. He never found it. We [...]

92nd Oscars Making Glorious History… A Look at Previous Snubs

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Never achieved before, in the 92 years of the Oscars, that a foreign director won for Best Director and Best Picture–“Parasite”, which is an extraordinary mark not only for the Academy but the world of film; especially for South Korea. For me, I jumped up-and-down for the winner of those chosen Oscars, South [...]

March 2020 Movie Corner

March 2020 Movie Corner

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Midnight Family”(2019)Documentary/Action/Crime5 of 5 Stars “Midnight Family” is one of those didactic documentaries that feels much more like a narrative than the usual documentary. If you know nothing  about the film and hear the title you might [...]

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