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War Paint: The Musical

In Books, History, Music, Other, Style, Theater by ashbydodd

“It’s one of the great fueds in American business….” – Richard Schlesinger Before the 1930’s, the only women who wore makeup to decorate their faces were working in the spotlight or on the streets; then came Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden.  The triumphs of these …

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Review: Leaving Time By Jodi Picoult

In Books by ashbydodd

“If you think about someone you’ve loved and lost, you are already with them. The rest is just details.” Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult tells the story of a young girl desperate to find out what happened to her mother so many years ago. After …

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Ben Folds and Black Holes

In Books, Music by ashbydodd

“Somewhere in the universe two black holes collide — as heavy as stars, as small as cities…” To the majority of us, writing music and reading about astronomy are both equally perplexing, but to Ben Folds, it’s just another day on the job.  While performing …

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Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Trailer

In Books, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

From the incredible imagination of author Neil Gaiman comes the series adaptation of American Gods. Some of the most fascinating stories of the modern day have come from the mind of author Neil Gaiman and American Gods is no different.  The series adaptation of Gaiman’s 2001 …

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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

In Books by ashbydodd

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.” ― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and …