BOOK NEWS

Publishing: Media Mogul Mona Scott-Young Announces the Launch of Monami Direct and the Release of Debut Novel, ‘BLURRED LINES’

Publishing NEWS: -- Mona Scott Young, Executive Producer of VH1's hit franchise "Love & Hip Hop" and CEO of Monami Entertainment, announces the launch of straight-to-consumer digital platform, Monami Direct, in conjunction with the release of her debut novel, "Blurred Lines" (ISBN: 978-1939126313). "Blurred Lines" is co-written by NY Times bestselling author and TV producer Courtney Parker.

Publishing: ‘The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane’ debuts at Noir At The Bar

Publishing NEWS: -- Author Rex Weiner will debut "The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (ISBN: 978-1945572807) his gritty tales featuring private eye Ford Fairlane, the music industry's "rock n roll detective," at Noir At The Bar on June 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. The event brings together crime fiction fans with crime fiction authors reading from their work at the Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles.

BOOK REVIEWS

Goebbels: A Biography

Book Review: Peter Longerich’s ‘Goebbels: A Biography’ is Excellent, Appalling, and Instructive

REVIEW: Yes, it's true: Joseph Goebbels Helps today's GOP. Often considered the father of modern propaganda, Goebbels foreshadowed the GOP playbook in terms of distortion, deception, and dishonesty. Peter Longerich's "Goebbels: A Biography" (ISBN: 9781400067510) is excellent, appalling, and instructive.
The Influence Machine

Book Review: In Katz’s ‘The Influence Machine’ Taxpayers Foot the Bill for The USCC

REVIEW: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a tool for the forces of evil. Don't believe it? You can read about their anti-American and anti-humanity actions in "The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life" (ISBN: 9780812993288), an excellent modern-day piece of muckraking by Alyssa Katz.

MUSIC AND AUDIO NEWS

Music and Arts: ‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Mature Women with New MercVille Productions Music Video

Music and Performers NEWS: -- Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).

Music and Arts: South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos, Experience the rich culture of the South Bronx

Music and Performers NEWS: -- Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Bronx Music Heritage Center are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the communities that make the South Bronx their home. In partnership with community based organizations, city agencies and charities, multiple events will be held throughout the South Bronx from May 31 through June 23, 2018 uniting communities, arts, culture, and wellness while promoting civic engagement.

SOFTWARE NEWS

Software: Global DMS Adds Appraisal Pre-Scheduler Functionality to its eTrac Valuation Management Platform

Software NEWS: -- Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based valuation management software, announced that it has rolled out eTrac Pre-Scheduler, a newly released tool that that streamlines appraisal appointments, allowing lenders and AMCs that are leveraging eTrac to easily set predetermined appraisal dates, apply specific parameters, and broadcast appraiser communications.

Software: C3 Insurance Launches New Technology, a Smartphone Inspection App for Businesses

Software NEWS: -- C3 Risk & Insurance Services today announced the launch of its new SaferWorks smartphone technology for businesses to use in documenting inspections. The app is designed to be extremely simple and easy to use by both the company administrator and by the company end users.

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