Archive for May 9th, 2016


Jilllian in high school production of “Shrek: the Musical.

by Sam Juliano

The deadline for the science-fiction ballots has been extended two weeks, making the final day for submission June 15th.  Aside from an early ballot from Allan Fish, no others have been yet forwarded, though I expect my own will be very soon.  The ballots will again by tabulated by Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr., and a Top 50 five-day-a-week countdown will commence in late June.  Those planning to submit ballots can send them either to me directly or to the e mail chain presently circulating.

I predicted Donald Trump would win the GOP nomination all the way back in January, but just about everyone thought I’d be way off the mark.  Of course my vote in the primary on June 7th will go to Bernie Sanders, but it is clear that Hillary will be the party nominee.  We are certain to have quite the nasty November election.

Lucille and I were proud to attend out daughter Jillian’s high school play “Shrek: the Musical” on Saturday afternoon.  A freshman, she played one of the Three Little Pigs on crutches after she sprained her ankle a few weeks back.  We attended the latest Curious Reader Bookstore (Glen Rock, N.J.) presentation and signing in the morning of that same day (Sergio Ruzzier- “This is Not A Picture Book”), and saw the Palme d’Or winner DHEEPAN on Saturday evening at the IFC Film Center. (more…)

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