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Scott Holleran's Blog · 2d ago

An Objectivist in Pittsburgh

Watching Boom Supersonic founder and CEO Blake Scholl address this summer’s Objectivist Conference in Pittsburgh, I was struck by the newness, youth and growth of the movement to advance Ayn...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2W ago

Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)

Tom Cruise stars in Universal’s The Mummy, which looked like it might be a throwback to classic horror movies. In spite of Cruise, whose movies are often almost as formulaic as his acting, I...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 4W ago

Devoted to Olivia

I was sorry to learn today that Olivia Newton-John is “reluctantly postponing her June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates”, according to an authorized statement on her behalf, as the back ...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

The Bambi Articles

Three of my articles about Walt Disney’s 1942 classic, Bambi, are now archived on the site. The movie, which was based on a novel and adapted from a 900-word screenplay, made during a world ...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Maximizing Social Media, Summer of Seventeen

Doesn’t it seem like you spend more time setting functions, turning them on and off, managing e-mail and notifications and blocking, deleting and relentlessly scrolling, sizing and filing wi...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Writing Boot Camp, Summer of Seventeen

Having recently finished teaching spring’s course on writing, the reviews are very gratifying. The class included adults who work and write as actors, lawyers and insurance agents as well as...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Southern California Stories

I’m working on private writing assignments and creating some summer lessons but I’ve gathered a few links to recent Southern California-themed articles for those who might be interested and ...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Movie Analysis: Empire of the Sun (1987)

On its own terms, Steven Spielberg’s epic Empire of the Sun doesn’t make an everlasting impact. The 1987 movie is too stylized and self-conscious to successfully execute a coherent theme. It...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Summer School

Teaching continues this summer in Southern California. My six-week, general adult education Writing Boot Camp runs in night school. A new four-part course addresses today’s social media dema...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2M ago

Event Review: Festival of Books

The 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a unique combination of book sales, signings and promotional events. I’ve attended for years and, still, I enjoy it while acknowledging...