Review: The director’s cut of Heaven’s Gate

By John Ruberry Over the last few years I've been encountering snippets here and there about how that 1981 movie bomb, Heaven's Gate, was in fact, a better film than the reputation that surrounds it. After the success of The Deer Hunter, which gained him a Best Picture and Best Director Oscar, Michael Cimino, the … Continue reading Review: The director’s cut of Heaven’s Gate

Homage to Cowboys and Wyoming

Since nearly all of my family hails from Wyoming, I’m proud to claim cowboy blood. My grandfather herded cattle along the Chisholm Trail. He later served as the sheriff in Rawlins, Wyoming. I even herded cattle in Torrington, Wyoming, just after a graduated from high school. At Newsweek, I was a junior member of the … Continue reading Homage to Cowboys and Wyoming

Television review: The final season of Longmire

By John Ruberry The Netflix neo-western Longmire has ridden into the sunset after six years. The final season started streaming on the network nine days ago and the results should please its fans. I enjoyed it. My Da Tech Guy review of the first five seasons of is here. Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), a widower, is … Continue reading Television review: The final season of Longmire

Television review: Longmire so far

By John Ruberry A couple of weeks back I completed my latest television binge-watching quest, in this case it was the neo-western Longmire. Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is the Rainier Beer-drinking, unshaved sheriff in the fictional county of Absaroka in Wyoming. He's a widower putting his life and career back together after the recent death … Continue reading Television review: Longmire so far

Blog, online commenters force arrest of alleged child molester

By John Ruberry Online commentators, particularly those on blogs, are known for their vitriol and sometimes cursory devotion to the truth. But the accumulation of comments on a since-pulled online version of an article from a free weekly newspaper and a blog have led to the indictment on child molestation charges of a 94 year-old retired suburban … Continue reading Blog, online commenters force arrest of alleged child molester