The field of Psychiatry carries with it a world filled with an ever-increasing number of challenges when it comes to providing the necessary guidance required in assisting any one individual diagnosed with a mental illness. It can become even more so difficult, not only for this population of focus, but
Inside Awake, the debut novel by author ROME SIMS, will surprise you with its cinematographic feel, with its wealth of alt-science and psychological ideas, its suspense, its action and the depth to its main characters. A buffet of plots where politics, science-fiction, technology, philosophy, love and adventure all mix beautifully to deliver a menu a la carte, a haute cuisine of thrills, that is definitely food for thought. A five star rating at Goodreads, currently Amazon is running out of stock, so grab the chance to get your copy. Seriously, there’s one copy left as of now. Rome Sims is working on his awaited second novel and lives in San Diego, California, from where he’s kindly offered us this very powerful exclusive interview.
Generations after generations, human beings have asked themselves this question: are we alone in this vast universe?
Whilst not factual evidence has been officially validated, a staggering amount of the planet population believe wholeheartedly in the existence of alien life. Literally thousands of people all over the world state, despite the mockery that they may face from their peers, to have seen a U.F.O (Unidentified Flying Object) of alien origin, and many even swear to have been abducted by species from other planets…
BEN BRIDWELL, founding member and lead singer of Band of Horses had never envisioned himself, back in his teens, as being involved in music in any way other than a fan. That, as we all know, changed after he moved to Seattle, where, with time, he started Brown Records, which released the first two Carissa’s Wierd albums.
After the split-up of Carissa’s Wierd, Matt Brooke, one of its former members and longtime friend of Bridwell, helped him to play guitar. This also encouraged Bridwell to write his own material and thus the world gained a phenomenal artist…
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + ‘HOW TO’ WITH JACE EVERETT (HBO’S TRUE BLOOD, RED REVELATIONS, MR. GOOD TIMES, TERRA ROSA…)
It took music savvy Alan Ball in 2008, to re-discover Jace Everett´s Bad Things, which he cleverly used as the theme for the opening title sequence of HBO’s hit fantasy-vampire-drama series True Blood. Everett’s song, together with the bold and edgy art of the show’s title sequence, managed to grab, with an iron-firm grip, the attention of both fans and non-fans of the vampire genre. Without the musical ingredient, perhaps Ball would have never been able to get through the latter, and thus show them that True Blood was not just a show about vampires. It was then that rest of the world found out about Everett as a singer/songwriter treasure and Everett finally had confirmation of the fact that his music could not and would not limit itself to American borders, but would and continues reaching and capturing, together with his charismatic and authentic personality, the imagination and hearts of an international and ever-increasing legion of fans who live anywhere and everywhere from the UK to Spain, from the Scandinavian countries to Latin America, and the land and oceans in between.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST (Best-selling author: Let The Right One In, Harbour, Little Star, Let the Old Dreams Die…)
Regarded as ‘the Swedish Stephen King’, Lindqvist’s first novel, Let the Right One In, considered the best modern vampire novel, also generated two hugely successful films, the Swedish of the same title, for which he also wrote the screenplay, and its U.S. adaptation: Let Me In.
After the vampiric Let the Right One In, it was the turn for the zombie subject, but Handling the Undead was unlike any other novel on this familiar monster. The author, once again, surprised us with his original and intelligent perspective in a story in which spirituality, metaphysics and social discussion are intertwined with his art for inducing heart-pounding dread.
His latest novels Harbour, Little Star and the short-stories collection, where we get to find out what happened to the protagonists of Let The Right One in, and titled Let The Old Dreams Die, are yet more examples of his supreme mastery at the horror/suspense genre.
The first time I saw David Lynch’s Eraserhead, I was not sure what to do with it. There is a guy with crazy hair who lives in a giant industrial wasteland with a blob growing in the corner of his room. He has a mutant baby with a slightly unhinged girl (I would be a little spastic, myself, if I had grown up in a pre-steam punk nightmare) and his in-laws are so bizarre that being in the same room with them on screen, makes me uncomfortable.
But, because of all that, I have seen the film more than once and have searched for others like it. There is some strange stuff we humans have created, particularly in the realm of cinema: movies that bare the questions, “who the hell made this and what is wrong with them?” If you wish to get in touch with your inner weird, here is a list of ten movies that are sure to have you scratching your head and wanting a hug…
If you are one of the very few people out there who haven’t yet experienced the hacking of their email and/or social networking accounts, don’t be mistaken, you are not invulnerable: it can only take one click, one careless mistake, one apparently safe download or the temptation to engage in a fun social game. Your world can be hacked in a myriad ways…
The fact is that not only there are employment possibilities in the sectors currently thriving but also in many of the sectors already crushed by unemployment: job generation can and should still take place.
On top of these, there is also a wealth of untapped possibilities for job creation within sectors that are now in their early days of establishing, and there are even entire sectors that could be designed and developed if only our current system allowed it or simply… changed…
The Original Lie, the source of all lies, makes you believe that man and woman are entirely different beings and thus an understanding between them is seen as difficult as the fictional communication between two different alien species.
It also makes you believe that, as a man, you are biologically dominant, aggressive, emotionally detached, action-focused, oversexed-hypersexual, inconstant, promiscuous, unreliable and power-hungry.
And, as a woman, it makes you believe that you are biologically submissive, weak, overemotional, feeling-focused, sexually aloof, hysteric, extremely vulnerable, with a low libido, volatile, intellectually inferior and reproduction-hungry…