Review: Mounting Evidence by Dr. Paul Rea

“Although this rendering reflects serious sleuthing, what you’ll find here is less a research treatise than a detective mystery in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes. The inquiry goes where the evidence leads it. And while this book doesn’t solve the crime of our century, it does take us closer to that goal.” -Author’s Preface, Mounting Evidence, Paul Rea, PhD Mounting Evidence: Why We Need A New Investigation into 9/11 is …continue…

Making Peace with the Earth by Marissa Fox

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental writer, activist, physicist, and science policy advocate. She is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy as well as a leader and board member of the International Forum on Globalization and a founder of Navdanya, an Indian-based non-governmental organization that seeks to preserve the biological diversity of seeds and private local farming. Dr. Shiva has published over …continue…

The Chill Funk Trip REVIEW by Marissa Fox

I’ll be honest, my music library could stand to be matured. Like many of my peers, I’ve been raised on the skin deep love lyrics and corporate infused messages that dominate the air waves today. Sure, they’re fun to dance to and belt out the lyrics if you’re alone in your car, but they’re hardly the sort of songs that resonate and make you feel anything worth remembering. Admittedly, my …continue…

Lost Artistry: An Interview with Wesley Rose by Marissa Fox

On December 27th, 2011, Wesley Rose and Shane Corey launched Lost Artistry, an independent record label. The launch party, held in Fredericksburg, Virginia, featured live performances from Era Hardaway, Amore Jones, and Kevin Sinatra (all artists represented by Lost Artistry). Other members include Quinelle Holder and Curtis Tull. Lost Artistry bills themselves by saying, “Together we represent the lost qualities in the industry that have seem to be lost over …continue…

Something Stronger by Marissa Fox

“I’m sorry, could you say your name for me again, please?” Mr. Grossman asked, not looking up from unscrewing the cork. It came loose with a pop and she watched the air escape for a moment before she answered. “Raimy,” she said. She watched more carefully than he did as he poured the wine in her glass. The bottle from her and Chuck sat idly on the counter, looking pale …continue…

The Humanist: A Review

“As if magic were not the impossible but the potential in each one of us to imagine and make as dreamers make from the universal stuff of love and death…” So writes Matthew Gasda in his search for imagination in the world, a chapbook of poetry entitled The Humanist. Gasda’s poetry looks for the beauty and love in the world, in the everyday things we have around us, in the …continue…

The Communist Painter: An Interview with Eli Frantzen van Beuren

I recently had the opportunity to visit artist Eli Frantzen van Beuren in her home. Born in Norway and raised in Scandinavia, she began showing professionally at age sixteen and has painted thousands of paintings over the course of her career. She creates paintings on canvas, murals, digital art, advertisements, book and album illustrations, t-shirts, and more. Eli currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has a husband, two sons, and …continue…

All the People Say: Portugal. The Man is Back

Having recovered their van and equipment after it was stolen earlier this year at Lollapalooza, Portugal. The Man was back on the road and making their way across the country for their 2011-2012 tour. On Wednesday night, hundreds of fans stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the main floor of the theater, cheering the arrival of Portugal. The Man. Over the course of the night, fans cheered, jumped, waved their lighters (actual lighters, …continue…

Official Version – Everything: A Review

Official Version was founded in 2004 by Jason Allen, and later on included Future and Gucci J as drummer and keyboardist, respectively. Everything is the third album released by Official Version, written by Jason Allen and produced by Daniel Willett. In Everything, the group lives up to its electronica/pop/alternative sound. Overall, the electronic sound is a lot of fun and the vocals are great, but the lyrics are too simplistic …continue…

A Word on Verbs: An Interview with Wendy Videlock

“Wendy Videlock was born in a raft in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She drifted many a year, and now lives on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies with her husband, two children, and their domesticated coyote.”  – Nevertheless, Videlock Born in Ohio, Wendy Videlock now lives in Western Colorado with her husband and two children. She is a Western poet, and teaches in a freelance capacity. She …continue…