If you’re a 90’s kid and an anime fan, you’ll know that the hot topic online is the re-release of the “Sailor Moon” manga. Whether your goal was to be the Moon Princess, Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Mars, or the evil Queen Beryl as a child, “Sailor Moon” inspired a generation and instilled them with many fond memories.
If you want to avoid the run of the mill Halloween costumes and want to pay homage to your favorite anime, I have compiled a list of the best “Sailor Moon”-themed costumes on the ‘net so that you too can fight evil by moonlight and win love by daylight.
Michelle Moran’s young adult novel “Cleopatra’s Daughter” is an engaging read for the teen set. It brings the world of the Ptolemies and Augustan Rome and the ruling cast of characters to life in a way that many sixteen year olds can relate to, all while educating them on important historical events and fears: Augustus’s reign, the fear of slave revolts, and Rome becoming an empire.
Cleopatra Selene, while the disgraced daughter of Queen Cleopatra VII and Marc Antony, is a feisty, strong-willed character who does not give up. Her alienation in a land that was the sworn enemy of her mother allows teenagers, who often feel alienated as well, to sympathize and even begin to understand her plight.
There is also the “fitting in” ..click here to read more
Book Reviews, Books, Cleopatra's Daughter, Michelle Moran
When we think of Queen Cleopatra VII, we usually think of Liz Taylor in her stunning performance as the famous Queen, or of a sexed-up, indulgent woman who died by a bite from an asp. However, we do ourselves a disservice to pigeon-hole the Queen into a box. She was not a sexy temptress or a harridan, Queen Cleopatra VII was a shrewd politician, who fought to save her country and her children by Caesar and Marc Antony from the nefarious clutches of Octavian, who would later be known as Augustus Caesar.
It is of Cleopatra VII’s daughter, Cleopatra Selene that Stephanie Dray writes. Not much is known about Cleopatra Selena, aside from the fact that after her parents were killed, Augustus raised Selene and her two remaining brothers, Alexander Helios and Ptolemy Philadelphus in his household. Selene ..click here to read more
Book Reviews, Books, Lily of the Nile, Queen Cleopatra VII, Stephanie Dray
Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir is more than just a book about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Dave Mustaine’s autobiography tells the story of the insecurities and demons of one of the most influential frontmen in heavy metal music history. Like Megadeth the book is fast, heavy, and memorable.
Dave Mustaine’s place in music history is often appreciated by metal fans, yet under appreciated by the masses. I don’t care what anyone says, without Dave Mustaine Metallica would probably have sounded a lot different which means the course of metal history may have been written by someone else. Beyond Dave Mustaine’s place in Metallica, his licks, his song writing, and his innovative music in Megadeth have probably inspired more hard rock and metal musicians today than ..click here to read more
Books, dave mustaine, heavy metal, megadeth, metallica