The Harlem Renaissance - An Explosion of Art - Extra History
Art, music, film, and writing. These are the things that make life worth living. And as we talk about the importance of representation in modern media, it's worth taking a look back at one of the movements that solidified many of the American styles we take for granted today. And it started in the neighborhood of Harlem.
The Harlem Hellfighters - The 369th Infantry - Extra History
When World War 1 kicked off, black Americans were not allowed to serve in the army until a draft was implemented. Even then, the 15th infantry regiment was off to a rocky start. They were trained in a town that hated them, and delayed 3 times from making it across the sea. And when they finally did make it across the ocean, they were pushed onto the French army. But that didn't stop them from being some of the most fierce combatants in WWI. With legends like Henry Johnson, Needham Roberts, and James Reese Europe, the Hellfighters fought the longest of any US regiment without giving up any ground & without a single member captured by the enemy.
The Burning of Black Wall Street - Tulsa, OK - Extra History
Tulsa, Oklahoma was a bright spot of hope in the middle of segregation. Through hard work, the Black community of Tulsa had created an area that prospered in a time when it was hard enough to just survive. It was so well known for its wealth, it was nicknamed Black Wall Street. And in just a few days, all 36 blocks would be absolutely destroyed.
'Naughty' by Steven Van Patten
Writer Steven Van Patten reads his Christmas horror story, 'Naughty' to an anxious audience. The story was originally published in the anthology, The Shadow Over Deathlehem.
CAUTION: You may not want your children to hear this one.
SVP's The Poker Game
The Prequel to SVP's Reluctant Hitman. A gambler gets caught cheating at cards and forces his brother to rescue him. Featuring "Everything is Going Wrong (And That's Alright), by The Reid Paley Trio. Directed by Steven Van Patten.
SVP's Reluctant Hitman received a facelift courtesy of some sound design engineered by the great Sal Basilone of Blue Arts Media.
SVP's The Nightmare, The Whorehouse and The Killing Spree
This is part 3 of The Reluctant Hitman series. SEND THE KIDS OUT OF THE ROOM NOW!!!
After experiencing a unsettling dream, The Hitman turns on the criminals who have been blackmailing him. Starring Reid Paley in a stellar performance! Also starring Mike Kane, Michael Kilkenny and Dawn Whaley. Written, Directed and Produced by Steven Van Patten.
After cutting her finger on a grave stone, a young woman is followed by a shady character carrying a metal pipe.
DISCLAIMER: This short is actually written and directed by LBV collaborator, Marc Abbott. SVP does make a special cameo that we think you'll love! Wait for it!
Eastern European Myths - Extra Mythology
The Easter Egg
Mary Magdalene & Ostara - Extra Mythology
A Viral Vignette Starring Maxwell Gail Jr and John Schneider