WHAT HE WANTS

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DADDY ISSUES By Drew Allen No doubt, you’ve heard the term “Daddy issues” before, but have you ever stopped to think about what that term really means?  Even better, have you ever taken a hard look at yourself to see if you actually have them? It’s important to understand and assess “Daddy issues” because, even [...]

PURSE STRINGS: VERITAS BEAUTY

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It’s a given that children – curious and impressionable– often emulate their parents and other adults around them.  But every now and then, we come across fascinating stories about children who wittingly or unwittingly inspire adults into action. The story of Veritas Beauty is one such story. Inspired by his 12 year-old daughter, co-founded Vaughn Gill teamed [...]

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Ay, Papi!

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A Candid Discussion of Common Men’s Sexual Health Issues   In a world where sex is used to sell everything from toothpaste to hamburgers, it’s difficult to imagine that there are actually men out there who have problems performing in the sack. The reality is there are.  Lots of them.  In a British survey, published [...]

WILES IN TV LAND: PRIME TIME PAPAS!

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 In honor of the month of June, Wiles is taking a moment to shout-out some of our favorite TV Dads. Check out our list below!     10. JOHN ROSS “JOCK” EWING, SR – In his role as the patriarch of the infamous and dysfunctional Ewing family on the prime time soap Dallas, the late [...]

PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN CULBERTSON

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If you like sexy soulful sounds like tunes from artists like Kem and Robin Thicke, then you will definitely want to check out the latest offering from R&B/Jazz musician Brian Culbertson. This summer, the prolific star invites you to close your eyes, open your ears, and fall deep into a lush world of musical fantasy with [...]

G.O.A.T. UNSUNG PRESIDENT

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 By Marc Alexander   Brace yourself. It’s an election year, and the inundation of glib debates and campaign attack ads will soon be upon us.  In no time at all, the world will soon learn every miniscule minute minutia about President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney. Over the next few months, everything from [...]

Main Course: SKIRT STEAK

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A SKIRT JUST FOR HIM! By Chef Arturo Vargas Nowadays, a lot of men are making healthier choices when it comes to eating, and that means cutting back on their intake of red meat.  But the way to a man’s heart is still through his stomach, and, sometimes, the taste and texture of a good [...]

The View from Breakers Hotel: June 8

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This is the first in a series of summer blogs about the mother-daughter travels of myself and my 22-year old daughter. Though we live in Hampton Roads, we just can’t seem to keep still. Maybe were also Rom, in addition to being Black and Native American, but that’s another story for a later date. Today [...]

FELA!

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 Review by Marc Alexander   I’ve been a semi-devotee of Fela Kuti since one of my best friends slid me a tape of the legend back in the early 1990’s. For me, at the time Fela’s music was like rediscovering James Brown – only with a Nigerian patois. I couldn’t distinguish all of his lyrics, [...]

MAIN COURSE: WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

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    February is a month for lovers, and lovers of chocolate! White chocolate mousse is a perfect dessert to finish off any romantic, candlelit dinner.  Mousse is a light, airy satisfying confection.  And, although white chocolate is processed the same way as other types of chocolate, because it doesn’t contain cocoa, it lacks stimulants [...]