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Oklahoma City writer returns home to teach his craft

Oklahoma City writer returns home to teach his craft

Matt Payne’s creative writing and screenwriting classes start soon.

Blogger flogger

A Houston-based CBS Sports Radio blogger called Claire Crawford — since identified as Anna-Megan Raley, a digital content manager for the network — has learned that lesson the hard way. CBS reportedly has fired Raley/Crawford after an April 22 blog post suggested that Oklahoma City Thunder Girl Kelsey Williams was “too chunky” to be an

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — Grave Danger

He’s played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of “The Golden Girls,” parodied himself on Margaret Cho’s “All-American Girl” sitcom, and served as a guest judge on that taste vacuum known as “American Idol.” Under the column marked “mitigating factors,” however, was choosing to direct a Very Special Episode of “CSI” in 2005, when the

Shaft: The TV Movie Collection / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: 8-Movie Collection

In other words, he’s still the black private dick, just no longer the sex machine to all the chicks. Still, in making the jump from the big screen to the boob tube for a short-lived series in 1973, Roundtree stayed put, and that has to count for something. It does, even if the show is

The Phantom of Hollywood

Witness Brian De Palma’s cult classic “Phantom of the Paradise,” the ’80s straight-to-VHS slasher “Phantom of the Mall” and the somewhat obscure “The Phantom of Hollywood,” a 1974 CBS movie of the week now brought back to public consciousness via Warner Archive. Without me telling you, you can guess its basic story points: The fictional

Bob Dylan — In Concert: Brandeis University

But when a CBS executive feared a libel suit from the John Birch Society and asked Bob to perform something else, Dylan walked out. American audiences never saw Dylan’s satirical song performed on the popular Sunday-night variety show on May 12, 1963. However, a previously unknown recording of that song from two days before is

Simon and Garfunkel — Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition

Columbia’s new edition to commemorate the watershed work’s four decades in existence certainly make that case. The post-“Graduate” album — and arguably, the duo — is best known for its title track, which remains a transcendent listening experience, hitting soaring heights late in the five-minute track that make for spine shivers, not to mention quite

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