Beat The Devils by Josh Weiss

Set in an alternate late 50's Hollywood, Joseph McCarthy has been made president of a Far Right government after rooting out the alleged Communists in his HUAC witch hunt, and the major studios pump out propaganda. Baker is a Holocaust survivor turned detective who is pulled off the case of a double homicide by McCarthyist …

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My Writing: Death Never Dies Anthology (Illustrated/Edited by Lee Fearnside).

So, this is a different post than my usual reviews, because this time I'm sharing my own work! I was asked by Lee Fearnside to write a piece for her anthology Death Never Dies. This is a follow up to Chimera Projects O Relentless Death, and was edited by Lee, and has her beautiful lino …

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The Essential Directors by Sloan De Forest

The Essential Directors covers 56 influential directors from Hollywood, from the 1920's to the 70's. To lovers or scholars of film, a lot of these will be well known names to you, but there are some more obscure faces who have been forgotten in later years and are ripe for rediscovery. We get an introduction …

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I Want To Be Where The Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom

Curl up with a good book and some homemade pumpkin bread. Rachel Bloom is the creator of the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and this book is a collection of writings on what normal is. Or rather, the fact that everyone thinks that they or their life is weird, and that out there somewhere is Normal. …

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Adventures in Contouring: Trying out Revlon’s New Sculpt + Highlight Contouring Kit

Though made popular in recent years by stars like Kim Kardashian, contouring has been used on the red carpet and photo shoots in Hollywood since the early days of movies. But until recently, only makeup artists and professionals knew how to apply it to bring out cheekbones and frame the face, but still look natural. …

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Wardrobe Inspiration: Would you paint your whole house pink?

  When I was a kid, my Mum made a lot of our clothes. I know that when she was growing up, she sometimes made her own clothes, too. She made her own wedding dress. My grandmother knew her way around a sewing machine too. Her clothes were pretty incredible actually. My point is this: …

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The Thousand Tiny Miracles Of Living Twice by Katarina West

Irene Nylander lives in Finland with her evil mother in law and her distant husband. Alone on her 50th birthday, she hits an all time low when she spots her best friend and her husband canoodling in a restaurant. When she wishes that she was dead, she accidently inspires a practical joking angel to intervene …

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