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Best Roadtrip Movies Ever

To celebrate the release of Tammy we are taking a look at the best roadtrip movies ever! After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Tammy starring Melissa… Related posts: 8 movies that inspire travel Films that […]


Movie Review: Transformers Age of Extinction!

Last night I was lucky to score an invite from REVOLT TV (Owned by P. Diddy) and the 135 Street Agency to a private screening of the new TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION movie. Considering I’ve been waiting for this fourth installment of the movie… Related posts: Movie Review: Gangster Squad […]


Recipe: Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi 1

After picking up some fresh Mahi Mahi from the store the other day I got the idea to try and make a restaurant favorite, macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi. I’ve never tried it before so I was a little worried it wasn’t going to turn out as good as… Related posts: […]


Baked Wild Alaska Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel and Dill

Frozen wild Alaska salmon is the ultimate convenience food – just cook with a few fresh ingredients to create a very healthy meal. Minimum fuss – maximum flavour! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 x 125-150g (5-6oz) frozen wild Alaska salmon fillets 1 large fennel… Related posts: A foodie in USA: Denver […]


Bleiberg goes print

Le French Book to launch print version of The Bleiberg Project – July 15 Early last year, we interviewed David Khara, author of the best-selling novel, The Bleiberg Project, by Le French Book. Well, David and his publishing company have been busy since we last spoke to them. Not only did The Bleiberg […]

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Sharing their lives with each other

5 ideas for finding inspiration

Improve your mood and release your creative juices with these great inspirational ideas No matter what we do in our lives, no matter what type of lives we live, we all need a boost of inspiration every now and then. This has nothing to do with our psyche. In fact, […]


A Maleficent snooze fest 2

Proof we should let Sleeping Beauties lie… Before I go on a tangent about the movie itself, I want to give credit to Angelina Jolie for doing an excellent job as Maleficent.  She embodied the character and was the highlight of what can only be described as a lackluster revision of […]

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Album Review: Blackberry Smoke – Leave a Scar: Live in North Carolina

By Mark Combs Title: Leave a Scar: Live in North Carolina Artist: Blackberry Smoke Genre: Southern Rock/Country Rock Review Let me start by saying that there isn’t much “new” music that excites me.  Over the last several years, the only band that got me really excited was Black Country Communion, […]


Live like a World Cup Soccer Star 4

What would you buy with a footballer’s salary #451165760 / gettyimages.com The world has gone mad for football, or more precisely, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With so many highly paid soccer players on centre stage, it’s easy to have a bit of ‘Millionaire Envy’. Real estate company, Lamudi has compiled a […]

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Justice joins the review crew 1

Announcing The Writers’ Shack’s first Read 4 Review book: Mariner’s Hollow by FG Capitanio There’s been quite a few posts about Frank Capitanio and his debut book, Mariner’s Hollow on The Writers’ Shack lately. We’ve interviewed the author to discuss winning the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award; we’ve reviewed Mariner’s Hollow. Now Capitanio […]