MasterChef US Season Four: August 29, 2013 Episode recap & review

August 30, 2013 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

MasterChef Season 4

The (still) five remaining contestants are now at a ranch outside of Los Angeles. They have to cook all of the food at the party. Whose party is it? None other than Paula Deen…

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Book Review: “The Melody Thief” by Shira Anthony

August 30, 2013 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

The Melody Thief by Shira Anthony.

Cary Redding is a successful and talented cellist living in Milan and in demand all around the world. But a troubled childhood and domineering, demanding mother has left him with little sense of his own self-worth beyond what he can achieve with his instrument…

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MasterChef US Season Four: August 28, 2013 Episode recap & review

August 29, 2013 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

MasterChef Season 4

Tonight there are some VIP guests putting together the Mystery Boxes for the remaining five cheftestants…it’s the judges’ sons, dressed up to be little mini-mes.

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The Surreal Science Fiction Art of Richard M. Powers

August 27, 2013 | Posted in ART | By

Spacetimewarp: Paintings by R. M. Powers (1983 portfolio)

Richard M. Powers One of the most influential and revolutionary science fiction illustrators of the 20th Century As a young child growing up in the 1970s, a great deal of my interest in reading and literature shaped by the large

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Remembering Brimstone: The TV Series

August 25, 2013 | Posted in CULT TV | By

John Glover and Peter Horton in Brimstone.

In the Fall of 1998, FOX premiered one of the most unique supernatural television series of all time (at least in this author’s opinion): Brimstone. The series starred Peter Horton (of Thirtysomething fame) and John Glover, who would later go

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The Best Cheap Large Capacity Vinyl Record Storage

August 25, 2013 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

Vinyl Record Storage on a Budget Are you looking for something like the pictured IKEA shelf for vinyl record storage? Something that’s sturdy, but not a space hog? Vinyl is going to take up space, no way around that. Getting

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MasterChef US Season Four: August 21, 2013 Episode recap & review

August 22, 2013 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

MasterChef Season 4

This week’s episode finds the remaining contestants on the rooftop of a high rise in downtown Los Angeles. Well, five of the last six are up on the roof – Krissi is too scared to go up there…

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5 Things I Won’t Miss About Missing Dragon*Con This Year

August 21, 2013 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

The 2010 Dragon*Con Parade

Since 2005, I’ve spent every Labor Day weekend working the dealers room at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first year since then that I’m skipping out on the convention for a number of reasons–mainly that the sheer expense

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Adam Ant at the Keswick Theatre: Concert Review

August 20, 2013 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC | By

Adam Ant in concert at the Keswick Theatre

Adam Ant Brings Antmusic to the Keswick August 15, 2013 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania Perhaps one of the most surprising musical comebacks in recent years has been that of Adam Ant, the English rocker who exploded on

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Is It Time For a Fan Convention in South Jersey?

August 18, 2013 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

convention dealer's room

Is It Worth Trying To Start Up a New Fan Convention? Or are small, fan-run conventions becoming obsolete in this internet age? As someone who has attended, and vended, at numerous fan-run conventions for almost twenty years now, of course

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