Nocturnal writer still working on first novel.
The Safest Car Designs Ever Made
Driving a car is something that we all do on a daily basis, but we sometimes get sloppy. With the safest car designs, you could reduce the risk of bodily harm and death in a crash. There are some vehicle designs that are made better than others. Between the crash ratings put out by the Institute for Highway Safety and your own preference, finding a car that works for you shouldn’t be hard. Nowadays, it’s a lot harder to buy a car that is not safe. There are a lot of requirements that a passenger car has to hit for it to be available on the market. That being said, there are some features that make the safest car designs have the upper hand in case of a crash.
Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money
There are few experiences in the world that are more satisfying than traveling. Be it for work or pleasure, embarking on a journey out of one’s familiar circumstances generally requires both ample time and excessive amounts of money. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, we want to ensure that we are spending that money and using that time for things that are beneficial to our trip. As such, wasting either is a no-go for successful traveling.
Best Blind Spot Mirrors You Can Buy in 2018
Blind spot mirrors are honest to goodness life savers. They help even the most skilled and experienced drivers avoid colliding with other drivers, and are a great way to navigate any roadways in a far safer manner. Yet, as is the case with just about any product you can name, not all are alike or equal in performance or design and function. Yes, most are meant to view cars hiding in your blind spot, and offer support to the rearview mirror and even the side view mirrors. However, some do more than just attempt to illuminate and/or eliminate blind spots.
Books That Improve Family Relations
Everyone alive is an expert on this most compelling of subjects. Nothing is, or ever was, more wonderful, more dreadful, more inescapable, or the subject of more talk than the family unit. Every clan and tribe has its tale to tell, and nearly all the tales I have heard shed some light on the chief question: what is it that makes a good family?
David Bowie's 'Heroes,' Brian Eno's Influence
When attempting any serious evaluation of David Bowie's work, it's best to concentrate solely on the success or failure of his music, and not permit his formidable media persona to become involved in the scope of analysis. It's pretty obvious to anyone who followed his career that he most likely regarded his musical and cinematic undertakings as merely means to a much larger creative and evolutionary end.
Best Pulp Sci-Fi Books
To some, the phrase “best pulp sci-fi books” may seem like an oxymoron. Pulp sci-fi has been dividing fans of science fiction for decades. You either love it or you hate it. Many certifiable pulp sci-fi obsessives understand why some people have a bit of trouble embracing it. A poorly written pulp sci-fi book can turn you away from the whole genre; and there is, sadly, no shortage of them.
Christopher Makos' 'White Trash' Book Review
The organic and semantic problem of decadence is its capacity to bore; an absence of vitality, no matter how stylishly served, puts one on the nod faster than a freshly rolled one right before bedtime. Christopher Makos, photographer to the beautiful catatonics of the 1970s, assembled a not-uninteresting and widely selling collection of New Wave photo scenes.
'Rock N Roll Is Here to Pay' Book Review
Steve Chapple and Reebee Garofalo's Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Pay, together with Geoffrey Stokes' equally outstanding Star Making Machinery, should be considered required reading for anyone with a serious interest in either popular music or American methods of merchandising culture. It contains an incredible amount of information pertaining to the rise of pop music as the dominant force in the entertainment industry, far too much to even attempt to describe here. But this look back on the origins of marketing in the music industry is a relevant lesson for those interested in navigating a world where Spotify has usurped the power of big labels.
The Third World War by Sir John Winthrop Hacket
Over 6,200 paperbacks line shelves in my apartment. My wife is an artist, and uses our apartment as her gallery. There was a fight for wall space and I recently lost a skirmish. My solution was logical. Consolidate and toss books that I have read which honestly I think is about 500 - 600. Part of my cathartic process is to write a quick review of the books I remember. Sometimes a quick skim ignites a memory of something particular I liked about the book. The Third World War by Sir John Winthrop Hacket was a sort of alternate reality novel, I remember reading in 1986 as a freshman in college. I must say there are some very detailed sections of, military briefings that can be skimmed through with no real impact. It seems still relevant these days with such uncertainty in American ideology and political stability.