- Arizona, USA
- March 10
- Cynthia Dagnal-Myron is an award-winning former reporter for both the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star whose articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Salon, Working Mother, Orion and many others. During her Sun Times years, she traveled with and interviewed the top rockers, film stars and other celebrities of the 70’s and 80’s. And dated Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once.
Her latest book, "The Keka Collection," is available at Amazon.com http://amzn.com/1453845763 and Barnes and Noble--Kindle and Nook versions available. Her latest short story, Deadline, is a Kindle book availabled here: http://bit.ly/10pqtoV
MY RECENT POSTS
- A Sistah's View of "Fifty
Shakes of Gray"
July 28, 2014 04:32PM
- What Love Looks Like
February 13, 2014 08:55PM
- Redford's LIFE is his
Oscar--The Academy can KEEP
January 24, 2014 02:30PM
- The Sondheim Cure: A New
Year's Gift to awaken your
January 11, 2014 03:34PM
- For my dear friend Roger
Ebert, and loved ones lost in
December 31, 2013 11:40AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “greenheron, think of
just about any band from the
July 29, 2014 01:04PM
- “Margaret and
kosher...amen. And Chiller...I
did a memoir,
July 29, 2014 01:43AM
- “Zanelle, I meant both
the book and the movie--I
that clear, did
July 28, 2014 11:22PM
- “Zanelle, thanks for
that. I think you're
July 28, 2014 11:21PM
- “You know, dungeons were
kinda popular in Hollywood
for a while back
July 28, 2014 06:57PM
- MY LINKS
Fourteen or Fight from Wild in the Streets
Sorry Albert. I’ve seen this “movie” before.
It was called Wild in the Streets, and yes, that’s Richard Pryor on drums in the first clip and screaming, “Amend, amend, amend” in the gallery… Read full post »
My London summer "home away from
Bless Google Earth…there it is: 48 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA, UK.
It all changed there. My whole life. My outlook on life. In fact, the rather prosaic life I’d been living gave way to the fast lane/… Read full post »
I don't have anything to say that can match what this song with few real words says all by itself. Listen as "...a song becomes a thousand songs..."
If it makes you cry...that's a GOOD thing...
The Roger I knew...with producer Russ Meyer
Okay, let’s go there, finally.
Why does Roger Ebert “tweet” my posts?
Easy but sincere answer? Damned if I know.
Not so easy and scarier answer? I think he still remembers that tiny littl/… Read full post »
Gulliver: My Oprah Replacement Therapist
I had tried to think of ways to get out of this thing all week.
This "thing" was an Epona workshop designed to teach volunteers at Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary to handle their most traumatized rescues.
And I… Read full post »
Yep, California elected that guy in the clip there—the one on the left.
And I dated him. Once.
It was almost on a dare. It was the Conan the Barbarian days. I had interviewed him. He asked.
He had to. … Read full post »
I was going to post a scathing piece about how the Star (I am an educated Black Woman) Jones/Nene (I am not a Bully) Leakes Celebrity Apprentice feud made this educated black woman want to put a huge disclaimer ad in the New York Times.… Read full post »
So okay…we really are British on one side of the family. Distantly. I’ve even been to the town in Buckinghamshire that bears our family name.
But that’s not why I stayed up all night Thursday night to watch The Wedding. For me, it was all ab… Read full post »
What a wise guy, right? Did you listen to that clip?
If not, listen first. It’s only a few seconds. And make that your “character reference” for this guy.
That is the “wizard, true star” Todd, goofing on Archie Bell and the D
Mattie Russell my maternal
They never mentioned him.
Never uttered his name, except to tell me his name. Once. And only after I had grown up and was apparently ready to hear at least that much.
If I uttered the name, silence fell… Read full post »
I was disappearing.
Seriously—I’d become a recluse.
I didn’t go out of the house save to get the mail, turn on the irrigation system, pick up a prescription or answer an “emergency” call from my daughter.
I had my meals and groceries delivere… Read full post »
I was watching Independent Lens...a documentary about the ad campaigns that changed the world, when there...on the screen...was the glossy Nike fold out magazine ad that completely changed my life.
The creators of the ad talked about all the women who had called Nike and the ad agency to "test… Read full post »
Today, the April 6 Youth Movement sent the URL to this video to their followers on Facebook, and I can see why.
It's a beautiful video. A tribute to the brave people who made it all happen. Nothing I can say, nothing anyone could say, could surpass these images from… Read full post »
This is not an infomercial, but it will probably sound like one--I'm that stoked about this!
You see, as I continue looking for fitness advice and techniques that really work for women--and men--my age, I have uncovered some really remarkable things. And the most remarkable of all was a seven s… Read full post »
I learned a very scary thing today.
Some of you may have already heard this, but it was news to me--even the Mythbusters weren't aware of this one. If you're using your cell phone or a digital camera to take pictures, you may be giving anyone who looks at those pictures… Read full post »
That’s it. That’s the picture that started all this.
Who IS that skinny girl there with Steven Tyler leering lasciviously at her side? Me. When I was a reporter. And when I also wore a size…oh, -1 or so.
Whatever… Read full post »
This, is like...totally cool, you know? I mean, it totally rocks and if we all, like...listened to this guy and spoke as if we, like...really cared about what we were saying and really believed we had a right to speak up, like...well...I dunno, but...maybe, just maybe...we could change the worl… Read full post »
After seeing The Queen take the ultimate prize last night, I just wanted to share some wonderful vids with you to make you smile after all the heaviosity and sadness of the past two weeks.
They're videos of the amazing Zenyatta, who was named Horse of the Year… Read full post »
Why did we cheer even as we cried? Why did we rejoice and celebrate and not only bow our heads?
Well, first of all, because we’re TUCSONANS. And we do things a little differently here, period.
But mostly because, well…we’re healing. … Read full post »
Saw it comin’.
I was hoping against hope it wouldn’t happen, but I’ve gotta quit thinking that we live in that Frank Capra America I still kinda believe in, sappy, bleeding heart liberal that I am.
Because now, as a registered Democrat, I’m apparently personally… Read full post »
While others quibble about whether the shooter here in Tucson was influenced by politics or not, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has decided it’s time to stop splitting hairs.
I was stunned and inspired by his bravery in giving voice to fears and frustrations I have felt, and written about… Read full post »
During a press conference it was revealed that there might be a second "person of interest" in the Giffords shooting. And Channel 13 News here in Tucson reported that a neighbor who moved away from the block where the suspect in custory lives said he moved his… Read full post »
This handsome gentleman, is Diamond Rio.
He was used by drug smugglers to carry their illegal cargo through the scorching desert.
And then, one day, for no reason any sane person can imagine…someone shot him and left him to die.
Hello, my dear, dear OS friends! I just wanted to explain this long, long absence after getting a few "What the heck?" messages.
I'm not sick, I'm not in a "dark night of the soul" or anything of the sort. In fact, a funny thing happened on the way to… Read full post »
Last week I reminisced about the music and dances of my relatives and neighbors who fled to Chicago during the Great Migration from the South and landed dancing on happy feet after decades of unimaginable oppression.
Soon after I posted that piece, I also remembered with a little laugh, the… Read full post »