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Magazines 1970-1979

  GETTING STARTED The 1970s saw my career skyrocket. From the 14-year-old publisher, editor, and writer (with Tom Sinclair, Christian Doherty, and Alan Saly) of such fiction/non-fiction mimeographed publications as Strange & Unknown, Mystery Magazine, The Warthog Reader, and The Edgar Rice Burroughs Magazine, I was soon a freelance writer for my college newspaper and such weekly newspapers  as The West Sider, The East Side Express, and The Chelsea Clinton News

Holmes Video

By TOM SOTER from VIDEO, July 1984 For a man whom George Bernard Shaw once called "a drug addict without, a single admirable trait," Sherlock Holmes has done amazingly well himself. Besides, his many radio, television, and stage adventures, he's also appeared in over 130 films. Considering that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, only wrote 60 Holmes mysteries, most of them short stories, that's a remarkable figure.

Movie & TV Reviews

   MOVIE & TV SERIES REVIEWS        [[wysiwyg_imageupload:1354:]]

Television Shows

Articles and reviews about Star Trek, The Fugitive, and other TV favorites.


My gig as a health reporter was at its most lucrative with Muscle Media magazine.

The Attic

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1232:]] TALES FROM THE ATTIC  from NEWSDAY, NOVEMBER 1995

Habitat 1982-

 It started with a handshake. In March 1982, I was all of 25 and I had been without a full-time job for a year or so.  It started with a handshake. In March 1982, I was all of 25 and I had been without a full-time job for a year or so .

Movie Review Journal

My first professionally published movie review (of The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella) was in a 1976 issue of the Columbia Spectator). But the year before I had started keeping a journal of movies I had seen. In the following section are some of those reviews.

Newspapers 1990-1999

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5:]]AHEAD OF THE TIMES In the early 1990s, Long Island-based Newsday started a New York City edition of the tabloid newspaper. The paper had a weekly real estate section and I offered up a few ideas based on my experiences at Habitat. Dave Harrison, my editor, was a great guy and a good editor to work with. I did many stories for both the Long Island and New York City editions, often employing my sources from the magazine (one of them repeatedly asked me when I was going to quote him in Newsday). Unfortunately, when Harrison left in a buyout, I lost my connection with the paper