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Counter-terrorism and the Arts

Counter-terrorism and the Arts is a framing paper, aiming to set out the main concerns regarding the impact of counter-terrorism policies, legislation and national security measures on freedom of expression, specifically in relation to the […]

Book Review: The Prophet

This, only my second book review for Mobilized, is honestly one that I hoped never to have to write.  Yet the present situation is dire.  There is an unknown and dangerous virus harming folks everywhere.  […]

PAID TO DREAM Geoffrey Holder

If you’re not familiar with the play or movie of Carson McCullers’ THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, there is a classic moment when Ethel Waters’ character Berenice holds Julie Harris’s Frankie in her arms. This […]

PAID TO DREAM Barbara Rush

Photograph by Charles Dennis January 20, 2020 Barbara Rush turned 93 last week. This delightful Golden Globe winner starred opposite every major leading man in the 1950s and 1960s including Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, Frank […]


Irreverent and irrepressible are the two adjectives that leap to mind when I think of Alex Karras.  He went into the family business – football – playing for the Detroit Lions. He played himself in […]


  By Charles Dennis, Paid to Dream Here’s a secret the cantankerous Ed Asner doesn’t want you to know: he’s a sweetheart! But he’ll do everything possible to keep you from finding that out. I […]

PAID TO DREAM Bryan Cranston

I always knew when it was springtime in Los Angeles because my friend Bryan Cranston was doing a new pilot, which always resulted in an unsold series. Then came the comedy hit MALCOLM IN THE […]

PAID TO DREAM Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. So she was already special. She was the first woman to appear nude on Canadian television. I met her a week later when she walked into the […]

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