Movie censors fear touching more than mutilation.

Born-again Christians aren’t necessarily bad.

A homeless panhandler sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” terribly.

Gay teen boys see wholesome musicals as a version of salvation.

The country-and-western singer seems too handsome to be heartbroken.

The housewife envies the showgirl; the showgirl envies the housewife.

Small-town sex scandals shock the naïve urbanite.

The born loser is gambling at a place called the Mirage.

Casinos and date-rapists provide lots of free drinks.

Life’s already a gamble; gambling makes it a long shot.

HIV is a risk, but so is being alive.