Articles by: Kate Seabury

by / on January 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm / in The Twisted Library

A Hard-Core, Fast-Paced Autobiography by One of Punk’s Biggest Legends

Hard-Core Life of My Own has a somewhat intimidating title and an even more intimidating front cover. Abiding by the withstanding adage about book covers (you know the one—say it with me: you can’t judge a book by its cover), I didn’t let that deter me from devouring the content within. Besides the black and red picture of a man who appears […]

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by / on June 8, 2017 at 11:10 am / in The Twisted Library

The Genie Hunt Puts A Supernatural Twist On The Usual Mystery Novel

I took one look at the cover of “The Genie Hunt“ by M.C. Tuggle and decided I was going to start reading it during the day, when it was nice and bright out. I’m not necessarily easily spooked, but the front of this novella features demonic and angry yellow eyes so I opted out of opening it up for the […]

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by / on February 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm / in The Twisted Library

Discover Your True Self in Beyond The Good-Girl Jail

Within the first paragraph of the introduction to Beyond the Good-Girl Jail: When You Dare to Live from Your True Self by Sandra Felt, the author describes the meaning of the book’s title. A “good-girl jail” is the state of mind in which one locks herself, by trying always to be “good,” instead of just being the genuine human being she […]

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by / on September 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm / in Get Cultured

Chicago Celebrates its 20th Broadway Anniversary on Central Park’s Summer Stage

When I walked into Central Park’s Summer Stage area on the night of August 31st, the energy was almost palpable. There was a certain excitement in the air that was both impossible to ignore and difficult to resist. This electrifying and intoxicating atmosphere was brought on by the performance that was about to happen: the celebration of Chicago the Musical’s […]

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by / on September 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm / in Get Cultured

H.O.M.E: A Meta-Human Look At What It Means To Be Human

Walking into the performance space for H.O.M.E (Habitat of Meta-Humans Enterprise) was almost like experiencing a preface to the show itself. The lighting was dim and slightly blue, projecting a space-like visual upon the stage. The seats of the audience were placed on an incline, with the stage at the bottom, allowing viewers to look down at the scenery below […]

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by / on May 31, 2016 at 4:35 pm / in Get Cultured

Every New Yorker Can Receive A Virtual Doorman With This New App

Living in a big city, like, say, Manhattan, is amazing. There is almost everything right at your fingertips, or around the corner, or perhaps a few subway stops away. The point is that New York City essentially offers you anything you’d like, at basically any time. “Time” being a key word in that statement because, if you’re a New Yorker, […]

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by / on May 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm / in The Twisted Library

Former: A Novel About What It Means to be a Zombie and What It Means to be a Human

Before I opened the covers of the science fiction novel Former, written by A.E. Stueve, I sat for a while with it in my lap, just staring silently down at the cover. It features a dark silhouette of a man’s profile, cigarette in mouth, then within this image is another image of what looks like a forest, a very foggy […]

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by / on April 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm / in Get Cultured

“Much Ado About Nothing”: An Entertaining Spin On A Classic Play

When I first sat down to write a review of the most recent play I saw, William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” I honestly didn’t know where to begin. To say the least, this production blew me out of my seat. Despite my seemingly dramatic words, I was so very pleasantly taken aback by just how good this show was. […]

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by / on April 19, 2016 at 11:50 am / in The Twisted Library

Suspense, Mystery, and Romance Make “Aztec Midnight” a Must-Read

If you had told me to sit down and read a book that was a few parts Mexican drug cartel, one part archaeological mystery, one part international politics, with a couple dashes of romance and suspense to top it off, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Needless to say, those types of books don’t often fall […]

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by / on March 23, 2016 at 11:25 am / in Bottoms Up

Join a Virtual Private Cocktail Society with the “Hooch” App

A few days ago, I learned about an app that I could hardly believe really exists. That may sound slightly dramatic, but after hearing (reading) about everything this particular application is capable of, you will mostly likely share a similar overzealous reaction. “Hooch,” a $9.99 per month or $99 per year subscription app, is a phone application that buys you one […]

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