Will the 2nd season of American Crime Story live up to the legacy of the 1st season? The Assassination of Gianni Versace will certainly face comparisons to The People v. O.J. Simpson. Because the O.J. miniseries was good, really good, and had a stellar cast. American culture changed so much in the 90s, so it’s important to remember how much has happened. In that era, Hollywood was still deeply ensconced in the celluloid closet. So society recoiled more so when informed, via splashy headlines, that a gay serial killer was on the loose. Andrew Cunanan, a name whispered softly in hallways, not overtly stated in polite company. Gianni Versace, did you hear what happened to him? Surely, he must be involved in sordid dealings with this gay serial killer. With the atelier dead and buried, everyone left had to figure out what to do with the company. The Versace brand would likely have died with Gianni’s passing. But somehow Donatella was able to find a way to endure the transition. She and the company survived in the face of cutthroat tastemakers’ fashion whims. Nobody believed she had a shot. Will the miniseries be just as good? My hunch says no, but stay tuned to find out and come to your own conclusion.
With a month to go until The Walking Dead returns for the second half of season 8, many fans appear to be in the “bargaining” stage of grief, where they refuse to accept the most recent pending death on the show.
GOODBYE CARL? – Carl became friends with Sophia, survival camping alongside Lori (his mom) and Shane. After the walker outbreak, they all thought Carl’s father was dead. Until Lori and Rick reunite and together lead the other survivors to the CDC, Herschel’s farm, Woodbury, the prison, Terminus and Alexandria. Shane, Lori, Sophia, Beth and many others die off along the way. Later, little boy Carl transforms into One-Eye-Carl, when a stray bullet half blinds him while battling walkers. Last season ends with a bite by either a Whisperer or a walker? Right now, conspiracy theorists contend Rick passed his superhero invincibility onto his son. So, do you think Carl lives or dies? I have no idea. But you better get ready to say goodbye. Stay tuned.
A psychic told Winchester Repeating Arms Company heiress Sarah Winchester that she had the blood of 100 million gun victims on her hands. So beginning in 1884 she spent 38 years channeling her guilt into the design of a surreal mansion in San Jose.
WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE – Sarah Winchester left behind a seven story mansion known as the Winchester Mystery House. It’s now in the middle of San Jose, what was once Santa Clara valley orchard farmland. In 1884 she began with a nearly unlimited renovation budget paid for by the several millions left behind by her late husband. William Winchester was the heir to the estate of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. Based on the consultation of a spiritualist, Sarah lived in the midst of nearly forty years of construction. In her community she endured public scrutiny, engaged in bizarre behavior and believed in occult reasons for her bad luck. She was convinced her torment was caused by the influence of spirits of the dead; due to their deaths caused by Winchester’s rifles. The pictures and description don’t do the house justice, the scale is overwhelming and the house is something to see firsthand. It’s the ultimate Halloween haunted house!
From Jupiter to Neptune and everything in between, the outer solar system is just waiting to be explored!