DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia: Your Survival Guide

June 30, 2015 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

DragonCon Klingon

Dragon*Con is a media fandom convention held annually over the Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Dragon*Con is the largest such event on the East Coast, celebrating science fiction, fantasy, anime, comics, gaming…

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10 Tips For Surviving Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia

June 29, 2015 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

Enjoy the costuming - but be polite.

Dragon*Con, held in Atlanta, Georgia over the Labor Day weekend, draws over thirty thousand attendees and is only getting bigger by the year. Fans of science-fiction, fantasy, film, comics, anime and music convene annually on downtown Atlanta to shop, attend

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The Churches of Rome, Italy: Santa Maria Degli Angeli E Dei Martiri


Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Although often only given minor note in most tourist guides and travel books, Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (Basillica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) is a unique church well worth visiting when in Rome, Italy.

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The Tondo – Circular Art

June 28, 2015 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

Raphael's "Madonna della seggiola", currently in the collection of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy.

“Tondo” is a term used in art to describe paintings, sculptures and reliefs which are round, or circular. Circular canvases, panels and sculptures are quite unusual, and became especially popular in 15th Century Renaissance Italy…

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Book Review: Roughing It by Holden Wells

June 28, 2015 | Posted in LGBT THEMES | By

"Roughing It" by Holden Wells.

Scott Thompson is an adrenaline junkie. Being the guitarist in a extremely popular metal band isn’t enough for him; he’s always on the lookout for a new thrill…

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Book Review: Black Dog (Bannon’s Gym #1) by Cat Grant

June 26, 2015 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

"Black Dog" by Cat Grant.

One early morning, Eddie Roscoe shows up at the family diner where he works as a cook to find a young runaway fighting a drunk over his few meager possessions. Eddie offers the kid (named Tom) a cup of coffee, some breakfast, and a place to sleep for the night…

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MasterChef US Season 6 Episode 7 Recap and Review: June 24 2015

June 26, 2015 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

Screencap from the June 24 episode of MasterChef, "Bring Home The Bacon".

Nick is the first chef we hear from this episode…he’s been in sales for ten years but being in the MasterChef kitchen is humbling, he says. Veronica is also spotlighted at the beginning…

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The Churches of Rome, Italy: Sant’Ignazio


Inside Sant'Ignazio Church in Rome, Italy.

This Beautiful Baroque Church is Worth a Visit for Its Amazing Trompe L’oeil Frescoes Step inside any church in Rome, Italy and you are sure to be amazed by glorious architecture, artwork, and religious artifacts. The Church of Saint Ignatius

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Isola del Lazzaretto Nuovo: Quarantine Island of the Venetian Lagoon

June 23, 2015 | Posted in HISTORIC PLACES | By

View from atop the perimeter wall on Lazzaretto Nuovo.

Are you a traveler who likes to explore unusual and offtrack places while on vacation? Planning a trip to Venice in the future? Then one place I recommend visiting while staying in Venice is the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo…

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How to Get the Best Concert Tickets Without Breaking the Bank

June 23, 2015 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC | By

3rd row Van Halen in Atlantic City, My 2008.

Concert tickets are getting more expensive than ever. It’s also becoming increasingly hard to get the top seats in the house. Ever wonder how people are getting those elusive best concert tickets to popular acts like Taylor Swift, Madonna or Paul McCartney?

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