Marion on March 23rd, 2015

Big Announcement! No, I didn’t sell my very minor cult classic to Hollywood (yet), but there is news.  We (this is a team effort) are giving Loisaida a facelift. Changes are slightly more than cosmetic. There is a new cover on the electronic and will be one soon for the print version, and mo’ betta [...]

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VM Gautier on February 21st, 2015

Watch an old movie from the 1920s and you’ll see the telephone was already fully integrated into people’s lives, but it was not yet in everyone’s home. Often there would be a coin operated phone in the corridor or a communal one in the parlor of a boarding house. But by the end of World [...]

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VM Gautier on February 14th, 2015

Friday night, I went to Facebook and  was asked to supply my “real” name. I tried VM Gautier — my Blood Diva pen name which I’ve used for the blog tour, interviews, etc. I’ got a screen asking me to fill in my “authentic” name again. Again, I put “VM Gautier” and I got rejected. If [...]

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Marion on February 12th, 2015

I didn’t watch the Grammy’s and mostly what I heard about was Kanye West’s latest “tell us what you really think even if nobody asked” rant.  Then today, trolling the internet for references to La Traviata as I am wont to do, I found out about Katy Perry’s Verdi inspired dress by Valentino. The opera/classical music [...]

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Marion on February 7th, 2015

So a couple of weeks ago I bonded over opera on twitter with a gaming journalist . That’s opera the musical theatrical form, not the operating system. This has led to a few gamers following me on twitter. I am so seriously NOT of that world. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There are [...]

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