There’s Crazy, And Then There’s Kansas Crazy

As a native Californian who is most familiar with the east and west coasts, and as a huge fan of The Wizard Of Oz, Kansas has always symbolized middle America, the calm antithesis to New York energy or Californian trendiness. I’m old enough to remember when the movie was only shown on TV once a […]


Discussion Link: “Oz The Great and Powerful” vs. Baum’s Legacy

When the general populace’s memory is so strongly tied to the Judy Garland version of The Wizard of Oz, why do we keep letting ourselves forget about the sixteen other Oz-centric books written by L. Frank Baum? The recent film Oz the Great and Powerful appears to stray even farther from those original stories, presenting a product that, […]