Only buzzards fly in these stale skies, only thin shapeless clouds pass over the iron sun. The moon seems little different, perhaps made from tin, and those clouds don’t much care whose light they sop up. Trees once tenderly shielded their daisy cousins, but no leaves stay on the spider-leg branches and bark has […]


After the photograph, “The Unrepentant” by CM Goodenbury   Which did I see first: the crimson leather of the barber chair or the dingy skylight overhead? This crumbling dungeon is no ordinary salon. No easy listening here. No poster of radiant models with perfect hair. And who was the last customer to get the chair? […]

Interview with Friday the 13th Part III’s Larry Zerner – Dennis Villelmi

Dennis Villelmi: Hello, and Happy Friday the 13th, Mr. Zerner, or may we call you Larry?  Welcome to The Bees Are Dead!  We’re always honored to have alumni of the horror genre drop by to talk with us; most especially when they’ve been involved in such a revered franchise as “Friday the 13th.”   First, let […]

Interview with Elisa Alessandrini – Dennis Villelmi

  Dennis Villelmi: Welcome to The Bees Are Dead, Miss Alessandrini.  Given the current political landscape in Italy, especially in light of Brexit, the recent presidential election in France and the forthcoming election in Germany, we’re indeed privileged to have one of the frontline political soldiers here to talk with us. Elisa Alessandrini: Thanks, dear […]

Breaking News: Beth Fukumoto Responds to Racist Hate Letter

  Back in April, our own Dennis Villelmi interviewed principled politician Beth Fukumoto who made the gutsy decision to switch from the Republican Party to the Democrats following the installment of the Trump administration.  Since then, she has become the target of racial abuse. Below is one example of the letters she has been receiving […]

Interview with Hawaii State Representative Beth Fukumoto – Dennis Villelmi

  (Special thanks to Chelsea Roy, Communications Coordinator for Representative Fukumoto’s office, for arranging this interview.) Dennis Villelmi:  Before we get into your decision to leave the Republican Party, I’d like to first get your reaction to the GOP ‘s failure to repeal Affordable Care. Beth Fukumoto: After years of insisting that the ACA needed […]

Interview with Nicholas Vince – Dennis Villelmi

Dennis Villelmi: Hello, Mr. Vince, and welcome to The Bees Are Dead.  How have you been doing, and was the past year in terms of projects? Nicholas Vince: Well, last year I finished my first short film as writer and director – The Night Whispered. That meant doing a lot of post production, creating a website, […]