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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.

Book Review: Goodbye, Dracula!: The Story of a Transylvanian Defector by Traian Nicola

Goodbye, Dracula! is a fascinating memoir about life in Communist Romania in the 1950's, '60s and '70s. Read More »

DVD Review: Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin With Cherry Jam

Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin with Cherry Jam is a frothy musical DVD for girls with a positive message about friendship. Read More »

Music Review: The Bohannons – Unaka Rising

Unaka Rising is unique, homegrown roots rock that demands attention and defies categories. Read More »

DVD Review: Bob Dylan and The Band: Down in the Flood

Bob Dylan and The Band: Down in the Flood is an excellent documentary about The Band's historic collaboration with Dylan. Read More »

Music Review: Smash Mouth – Magic

Magic is a strong return to Smash Mouth's sunny, catchy power pop sound that will please fans and new listeners alike. Read More »

Book Review: Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors by Mark Elson

Battlefields of Honor captures images of modern-day Civil War reenactors in photographs that look amazingy authentic. Read More »

Book Review: The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time by Mark Schaefer

The Tao of Twitter is an excellent guide to Twitter for beginners interested in using the network for business purposes. Read More »

Book Review: Florence: Art and Architecture by Prof. Antonio Paolucci, et al.

Florence: Art and Architecture is a beautiful Florentine exploration of art and architecture with more than 500 gorgeous illustrations. Read More »

DVD Review: Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar

Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar is a glittery, gorgeous musical with lots of singing, dancing and fashion. Read More »

Music Review: Bright Little Field – Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements

Treatment Bound is a ukulele tribute to The Replacements that works sometimes but wears thin before the end. Read More »