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The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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Am I the only one who is ambivalent about Charlie Chaplin?

. Am I the only one who is ambivalent about Charlie Chaplin? It is easy to be a fan of his wonderful early films, even easier to sympathize with his Dickensian childhood. Between 1914 and 1917, Chaplin was a phenom, … Continue reading

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Shaker Square Cinema

Cleveland Cinemas, the home of all that is righteous and worthwhile in Cleveland film, was founded by Jon Forman, a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University English Department. He had been a student of Louis Giannetti and he ran … Continue reading

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