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Prime Rib & Boxcars Review - Nothing Fails Like Success

Prime Rib & Boxcars Review - Nothing Fails Like Success Here's my book review of Prime Rib & Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? by Tom Blake

Volterra, Italy’s “alab’Arte” Review – Sculpture in Alabaster

Volterra, Italy’s “alab’Arte” Review – Sculpture in Alabaster Alab'Arte in Volterra, Tuscany is keeping the historic alabaster art style alive and making beautiful objects too. Visit their workshop to see the magic in action

Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia – Acquaint with Ancient Etruscans in an Open Air Museum

Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia – Acquaint with Ancient Etruscans in an Open Air Museum A network of archeological parks on the scenic Etruscan Coast gives you a window into ancient Etruscan culture

Florence’s Palazzo Vecchietti Hotel Review – Luxurious Historic Paparazzi-Free Zone

Florence’s Palazzo Vecchietti Hotel Review – Luxurious Historic Paparazzi-Free Zone Palazzo Vecchietti, in the center of Florence, was designed by a leading Medici artist

Day in San Gimignano, Tuscany Review – Soaking Up a Medieval Rest Stop

Day in San Gimignano, Tuscany Review – Soaking Up a Medieval Rest Stop San Gimignano in Tuscany is a good place to visit for one to three days to soak up medieval culture and even some contemporary art too

3 New Ways to Read for Your Wallet and Your Watch

3 New Ways to Read for Your Wallet and Your Watch Pundits like to bemoan the death of reading in the Internet age. While books have to compete with more and more digital entertainment options for our shrinking free time, we’ll always have a place in our hearts for good old paper and ink

“The Novel” Review – Poetry That Tells a Story

“The Novel” Review – Poetry That Tells a Story It’s time to take a look at James Reiss (pronounced “Reese”), who is an established mainstream poets. His sixth poetry book, The Novel, came out earlier this year

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day - A Sampling of the Chicago Area's Independent Bookstores

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day - A Sampling of the Chicago Area's Independent Bookstores With Independent Bookstore Day fast approaching, I recently had the opportunity to speak with a number of owners of local independent bookstores — some of which have been a part of their community for many years, and others which are...

A Delicate Truth Review - You Are the Close Observer

A Delicate Truth Review - You Are the Close Observer Here's my book review of A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

'Ignite the Night' Benefit Bash 2015 - Supporting Women & Their Work Review

'Ignite the Night' Benefit Bash 2015 - Supporting Women & Their Work Review Ignite The Night 2015 Benefit Bash was held on Saturday April 18th, hosted by Kim and Tim Dowling. Women & Their Work organizes an annual spring Benefit Bash with a variety of themes highlighting stellar contemporary architecture and art collections

Sense of an Ending Review - Tidy It's Not!

Sense of an Ending Review - Tidy It's Not! Here's my book review of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

My Voice Will Go with You Review - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson

My Voice Will Go with You Review - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson Here's my book review of My Voice Will Go with You by Sidney Rosen

Gus Haper's Solo Exhibition "Minor Identity Crisis” Opens Saturday, April 18th at Essentia in Santa Monica!

Gus Haper's Solo Exhibition "Minor Identity Crisis” Opens Saturday, April 18th at Essentia in Santa Monica! Saturday, April 18th enjoy an opening reception for “"Minor Identity Crisis,” at Essentia in Santa Monica. The solo exhibition featuring the work of Gus Harper will feature some twenty works along with an installation.

Saturday, April 11th, “As Above, So Below” Opens at bG Gallery, in Conjuntion with MOPLA!

Saturday, April 11th, “As Above, So Below” Opens at bG Gallery, in Conjuntion with MOPLA! “As Above, So Below” opens this Saturday, April 11th, in conjunction with MOPLA. The artist reception runs from 6:30pm-9pm and takes place at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

“7 Extraordinary Artists” Debuts at FABstudio, Thursday, April 9th!

“7 Extraordinary Artists” Debuts at FABstudio, Thursday, April 9th! Thursday, April 9th, FABStudio Gallery owner Flavio Bisciotti, and Flower & Hewes gallerist Brekelle Lavee' Long and have partnered to present “7 Extraordinary Artists.”

Three Reviews - Stories About Musicianship

Three Reviews - Stories About Musicianship The topic of this week’s book review is musicianship in the books An Equal Music and The Bear Comes Home, and in the movie A Late Quartet

David F. Sowerby, Ph.D. – Intuition, Dreams, and Healing

David F. Sowerby, Ph.D. – Intuition, Dreams, and Healing Dr. Sowerby published his book, Intuition and Dreams: How to Realize Your Healing Potential in all Areas of Life.

Local Businesses Help out a Great Cause - An Art Party Benefitting Miracles for Kids!

Local Businesses Help out a Great Cause - An Art Party Benefitting Miracles for Kids! nitespa hosts an art party benefitting Miracles for Kids on Thursday, April 2!

Invisible Review - A Murky Novel by Paul Auster

Invisible Review - A Murky Novel by Paul Auster Here's my book review of Invisible by Paul Auster

Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featured Frank Frazetta Masterpieces. SXSW 2015

Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featured Frank Frazetta Masterpieces. SXSW 2015 Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featured Frank Frazetta Masterpieces. SXSW 2015, performed onstage with his band— Chingon at the Doug Sahm TributeConcert during SXSW 2015, participated as a speaker SXAméricas, unveiled art from the artist Frank Frazetta

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