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Columns

I was at home working late one afternoon on my column when the phone rang. My wife’s cell number popped up on my caller ID. “Hi, Mary Ellen.”

Letters

I saw Congressman Todd Rokita on Fox News last night, speaking about the unthinkable tragedy of two California deputies being murdered by an illegal immigrant. Congressman Rokita is right to say this tragedy could have been avoided had we had a wall and a system that enforces our immigration laws.

Everyday American citizens are killed or are victims of crime at the hands of illegal immigrants. Politicians’ talking points tell us the border is more secure than ever. If this were the case, Americans wouldn’t be dying in record numbers from drugs smuggled across that secure border.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

As a child, few excuses were good enough to draw me out into the blistering Alabama sun in the summer. But the fair could do it.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

You, dear reader, are my favorite person in the world. I mean, look at how well you read that last sentence. Awesome! Few people on the planet can read as well as you do. Maybe someone can go faster, but they’re not as … wordly.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Last week I took a chance to revisit the comedy classic “Ghostbusters” at a local theater by myself. I very much enjoyed the iconic scene where the card catalog cards flew into the air (even though I know they used air hoses to do it.)

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

I was going to write this column collecting some of the wisdom I’ve attained over the years, little nuggets like using a restroom farther away after leaving a movie to avoid lines or how to make good sweet tea.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

For a lot of people, summer isn’t complete until they’ve chomped on a rack of ribs, cooked and seasoned to perfection.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

You can call them garage, yard, carport, sidewalk, rummage, thrift or patio sales. But it’s all the same. It’s time to sell my junk. It’s time for Reverse Christmas.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Being an English major has its advantages. For one, you understand the value of being speak gooder. Morely so, you get a good, close-up look at how poverty works in America.

  • By Steve Mullen

With “Daredevil” and “The Arrow” exploring the darker side of superheroes on the small screen, it didn’t seem like a lighter take on the superhero genre would find much of a foothold in the ever-growing landscape of nighttime super-powered heroics.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

If you’re not familiar with the movie “Hardcore Henry,” it’s the first-person, hyper-violent action movie that has quickly faded into obscurity since its opening April 8. But it’s a shame, really. The film’s experimental nature makes it worth viewing.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Ever have that nightmare where you’re aimlessly wondering the halls of your old high school and suddenly remember you have an exam in five minutes? How about the one where you’re an hour or two away from going home for the day, and, BAM!, you’re the features editor?

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Imagine, if you will, that all human knowledge about the topic of film making whirled through the atmosphere spawning continent-gobbling hurricanes as well as elegant rainbows that smiled across the sky. At the center of this mystical vortex would be “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

I didn’t really intend to write about Daredevil’s second season on Netflix this week. I didn’t even expect to be done watching it by now.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

The end of the second season of Agent Carter brought to a close a transformative chapter for Marvel’s can-do Carter adding depth to a character in much need of it. But the question remains, will Carter return for a third outing or are we destined to never know the secret behind that cliffhanger?

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Valentine’s Day is upon us and whether you like to take the time and give the one you care most about a heartfelt treat or you just want to get through the day without hurling. There are few better excuses to watch movies. We know the classic romances, of course, but here are a few you might overlook.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

The capes are freshly pressed, the arrows sharpened and evil-doers are designing overly elaborate schemes to take care of any costumed interlopers. The heroes have returned.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

From the beginning the formula was solid. Take a few actors you think you kinda remember seeing in other things, add the lovably quirky Zooey Deschanel, and you’ve got something.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

In a world … with a new year … and new movies … one man … must write about them.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

It’s done. I’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You may now sleep easily without having to worry about accidentally spoiling the film for me.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

When I was a kid I didn’t want my brother to move out of my room. Not because I loved him, but because the space between our beds made a trench. And I couldn’t destroy the imaginary Deathstar without it.

The landscape of television continued to change in 2015 with the rise of geek culture and Internet-only TV shows. For good old-fashioned broadcast television it meant new shows faced an uncertain proving ground.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Have you ever been racing up the stairs as your phone vibrates? You instinctively look down to see who it is when your foot catches on a step. Next thing you know you’re sprawled half-way up the stairs.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

Back to the Future day has come and gone. And since we wasted a day marveling at how much the world has changed in 10,952 days, we can look forward another 10,952 days to see what the world will be like in the astounding future of 2045. Here are a few simple predictions.

  • By Steve Mullen Kokomo Tribune

NBC’s “Blindspot” is the latest entry into the quickly expanding procedural mystery genre. Like Minority Report, Limitless and the many other shows that already exist it hopes to lure us in with a weekly mystery and keep us coming back with a bigger mystery arc throughout the season.

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