Happy 20th Anniversary, Soap Opera Weekly!

By Connie Passalacqua Hayman Happy 20th anniversary, Soap Opera Weekly!  Congratulations to the generations of writers, editors, production, art and business people who have worked on the magazine over the years.  I was  lucky to be one of them, from its launch on November 21, 1989 through the magazine's first eleven years. Each week, under the … [Read more...]

Marlena’s Summer In Review (Part 1)

By Marlena De Lacroix What a summer, and it's not over yet! Moose and I deeply mourn the loss of my mother, who passed away in April.  This very week we adopted an exquisite beagle puppy I've named Nigel.  As in Mr. Bartholomew Smythe, the One Life to Live character, played so capably by Peter Bartlett, who has given me so much laughter and … [Read more...]

The Killing Fields of Soap Journalism

Thinking Fans Comment Update Aug. 17: Young Jay spent his snack money on Soap Opera Weekly ... Professor Cindy calls for higher soap writing standards ... Liz V is saddened by the decline of soap journalism ... and more. See Comments below.  _________________________ By Marlena De Lacroix This is a short note to Marlena readers in another … [Read more...]