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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: Joe Louis Walker – Hellfire

Hellfire fuses blues, rock, and gospel to create a cornucopia of amazing guitar solos and soulful vocals. Read More »

Book Review: The Me Generation… By Me: Growing Up in the ’60s by Ken Levine

The Me Generation... By Me is a funny, realistic memoir of growing up in the '60s Read More »

Music Review: Elizabeth Mitchell – Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie

Little Seed is Elizabeth Mitchell's perfect interpretation of Woody Guthrie's wonderful children's songs and great music for children and adults. Read More »

Music Review: Reverend Horton Heat – 25 to Life [2CD+1DVD Box Set]

Reverend Horton Heat's 25 to Life is a rousing celebration of this unique band's long rockabilly/psychobilly career. Read More »

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A fascinating look at Japan's extreme fans of manga and anime and their influence on the national culture. Read More »

Music Review: Baroness – Yellow and Green

Yellow and Green has a lot to offer any fan of melodic metal or "pop metal" music. Read More »

Music Review: Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Vol. 30 [4-CD Set]

Dick's Picks Vol. 30 provides Deadheads with a feast of live Grateful Dead from the golden year of 1972. Read More »

Book Review: Little Night by Luanne Rice

Little Night is a riveting story about sisters torn apart, and the healing power of love, hope, and nature. Read More »

Book Review: The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms with Your Own by Ken Druck, Ph.D

An honest, useful guide to navigating life's unexpected challenges and crises. Read More »

Music Review: Rory Block – I Belong to the Band: A Tribute to Rev. Gary Davis

With I Belong to the Band, Rory Block captures the authenticity and passion of the music of Reverend Gary Davis. Read More »