- Lowell T. Christensen, of White Rock, N.M., for How to Help Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
"Well worth the dizziness I experienced while reading it. The piece should include a prescription for Ritalin." -- Mark Russell
- Cy Creed, of Hamburg, N.Y., for Just The Socks Please, Nothing But The Socks
"Obviously, the pace of it – I was imagining Nichols and May." -- Mark Russell
- Kathy Myers, of Petaluma Calif., for A Brief History of Writers
"Funny digression in the first paragraph – I don’t question the validity of the writer’s anthropology premise." -- Mark Russell
- Eileen Mitchell, of Palatine, Illinois, for The Science of Stumbling
"Loved the magazine titles, 'Fido Fancier,' 'Splay Food Journal,' 'Arms Akimbo Magazine,' etc. – pure Benchley." -- Mark Russell
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
...and the winners are...
Benchley Movie "Syncopation" Recently Released on Blu-ray
This musical chronicles the history of jazz music and features many of the most popular musical acts from the early 1940s, including Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman. The story centers on a trumpet player who falls for a young woman with an equal passion for music. Unfortunately, the girl is still grieving for her true-love whom she lost during the war. The trumpeter begins working to get the girl to trust her. He simultaneously tries to start a band. Songs include: "Goin' Up the River" (Dave Torbett, Leith Stevens), "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco), "Only Worry for a Pillow," "Chicago Ragtime" (Stevens), "Under a Falling Star" (Rich Hall, Stevens, sung by Connie Boswell), and "Slave Market" (Hall Johnson).
Monday, March 30, 2015
We are working with our judge, Mark Russell, on a date for the Award Dinner, which will be held in Washington, D.C.
Friday, March 20, 2015
The Annual Contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) is Extended to April 1st!
Procrastinators have been reprieved! Besides fame, winners and finalists get a token of fortune: $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Finalists and any honorable mentions receive certificates. All will be announced and honored at the awards banquet during the NSNC Conference, June 25-28 in Indianapolis.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Boston Benchley Chapter Round-up Tomorrow
Dress code is informal or business casual. For more information, contact David Trumbull at firstname.lastname@example.org.