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Ash Valente

Location icon United States

Author of entertainment content, fiction, and poetry. Oh and I've done real work, too. Lover of culture, classic film, and classy men. The female Frasier Crane.

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LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
05/14/2019
The Curious Disappearance of Judith McNaught: What Happened to 'The Sweetest Thing'?

publishers began concentrating more on quantity than quality... Inevitably, the market became saturated, and - equally inevitably - disenchanted readers began expressing dissatisfaction with the quality of the books. Judith McNaught, Q&A with All About Romance, September 1990 The promise of another Judith McNaught novel and my belief in romance died in the same breath.

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
07/09/2019
Confessions of a Teen's Idol: When a Girl Loves a Rex Smith

Readers, meet Rex. Former '16 Magazine' hunk, rocker, actor, broadway and operatic star. 'Confessions of a Teen Idol' is where he shares surprising and remarkable anecdotes from his forty-some years in show business, shows footage from his archives, and sings the roof off.

Our Culture Mag
07/14/2019
Gaslight and the Horror of Emotional Abuse

This year marks the 75th anniversary of George Cukor's Gaslight. Other adaptations are unnecessary, because Cukor's film gives the colloquially and psychologically acknowledged abuse tactic its name. Powerful enough to move psychoanalysts to action, Gaslight surpasses melodrama and demonstrates the sheer terror of romantic control.

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
05/01/2019
The Miss Crane Mutiny: A Feminine Speculation on the Announced 'Frasier' Reboot

Kelsey Grammer, legendary director and performer, was just seen carrying a script for what we can only assume is the Frasier reboot. The return of the Cranes has been rumored for the past several months, with Grammer all but confirming the likelihood of a reboot in recent interviews.

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
02/03/2018
#DruggedbyDELON -The Addictive French Icon

Alain Delon is alive and well on Instagram feeds. Film's most beautiful man is ready to die, but his millennial fans won't allow it. With the killer good looks of his youth, iconic performances, and a fanbase nearly 50,000 strong, Instagrammers can't get enough.

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
05/30/2019
How to Renounce the World By Joining a Retail Cult

You read that right. Some people renounce the world by hiding in Walmart, Home Depot, or Ikea, with popular renouncers working in the guise of goofing Youtube videos that say a lot more than they intend. How do you get from horsing around for twenty-four hours to shunning society for eternity?

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
06/22/2019
PHANTOM: The OG Indie Artist

Should these commands be ignored, a disaster beyond your imagination will occur. I remain, gentlemen, your obedient servant, O.G. Phantom of the Opera (musical), Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe They call him O.G. But O.G. doesn't only stand for "Opera Ghost". It means 'original'. Foundational. And the Phantom of the Opera is is the O.G.

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
03/21/2018
Kate Bush: Alpha and O-Megastar

When I'm at the piano writing a song, I like to think I'm a man... A girl from humble beginnings? An idol of creativity? A crazed performer? A musical genius? Kate Bush is all of these things simultaneously, and she is the beginning and the end of pure un-sexed music.

LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
03/30/2019
Snaps to Kate Bush - A Poetic Overview of "How to Be Invisible"

"Heard Melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter." - John Keats It's the year 2019 and we, all of us, are a people longing. There are remedies, many of them involving a holistic lifestyle or new hobby, but then there is the ancient remedy for emptiness, for that pang, that whisper of 'more' - poetry.

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