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Author Archives: Rhetta Akamatsu

I am an author of non-fiction books and an online journalist. My books include Haunted Marietta, The Irish Slaves, T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Blues Women Past and Present, and Sex Sells: Women in Photography and Film.

Music Review: Alabama – ‘The Classic Christmas Album’


Alabama provides warm, joyful Christmas music that celebrates family and the simple joys of the season. Read More »

Book Review: ‘From Russia With Doubt: The Quest to Authenticate 181 Would-Be Masterpieces of the Russian Avant-Garde ‘ by Adam Lerner


A large cache of unauthenticated Russian Avant-Garde art triggers a hunt for their artists and origins. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Doctor Who – The Tenth Planet’

The first appearance of the  Cybermen

Just in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, BBC Home Entertainment has released the final story featuring William Hartnell as the first Doctor: The Tenth Planet. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All’ by Jon Niccum


Though it uses the term "famous" loosely, this collection of rock band reminiscences proves readable and funny. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Lazarus Machine’ (Tweed & Nightingale Adventures) by Paul Crilley


This steampunk adventure set in 1895 London delights with its clever plot and colorful characters as well as its unique invented technology. Read More »

The New Bob Dylan: ‘The Complete Album Collection Vol. 1′ Prompts a Look Back


Bob Dylan has recorded 41 albums in his 50 year career. Here is a look back at the man and the music. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Doctor and The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale)’ by Mike Resnick


Enter an alternate history where dinosaurs come alive and Doc Holliday and his friends must defeat them to save thousands of lives. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Elizabethans’ by A. N. Wilson


A colorful and comprehensive portrait of one of the most important eras of English history. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist ‘ by George D. Morgan


The son of a rocket scientist pioneer delves into her past. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Joe Bonamassa – ‘Tour de Force: Live in London’ [Boxed Set]


Bonamassa really does take the viewer on a tour de force over four nights in London, ranging from a small club to the Royal Albert Hall. Read More »