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Year Of The Vampire: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Puts The 'Opera' In Gothic Horror Opera

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(Welcome to Year of the Vampire, a series examining the greatest, strangest, and sometimes overlooked vampire movies of all time in honor of "Nosferatu," which turns 100 this year.)"Dracula" movies are commonly associated with Universal Pictures and Hammer Film Productions, and with valid reason: they're responsible for many of the most famous big screen adaptations of Bram Stoker's landmark 1897 novel that've come out over the last 100 years. Yet one of the best and certainly the most operatic cinematic interpretations of Stoker's vampire horror classic, "Bram Stoker's Dracula," was released in 1992 by Sony. Yes, as in the House...

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a dangerous journey to bring a killer to justice - Kayla Walsh Trilogy by Karen Randau

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"This book is the first in a trilogy and moves quickly. Nails bitten, fingers crossed, I am waiting for the second book." Sandra, Goodreads (about book #1) Description: Nowhere To Hide (#1) A young woman embarks on a dangerous journey to bring a killer to justice.Kayla is newly-engaged and excited to break the news to her parents during a visit for winter break before her final semester at Princeton. As she enters her family’s living room, a home invader shatters her life forever, ruthlessly killing her parents and putting her in a coma.Two years later, she still remembers nothing of...

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Conchas: Mexican Sweet Bread Recipe

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Niki’s Pan Dulce Let me preface this by saying that I am not an experienced baking. I love to cook and have recently been trying my hand at baking and let me say, I have much respect for all you bakers out there. There’s so much precision and measuring! I am used to just winging it a bit as I go and wow, is that not something you can really do with baking. So here is my recipe and probably weird instructions (with lots of notes in parentheses), for Mexican sweet bread (Pan Dulce) in the concha variety. The Recipe...

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This Couple Left the Countryside for London But Still Found Cozy Living in the City

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Leaving the respite of the countryside for busy city life is a fair trade when it means getting to see your children and grandchildren more often. At least that’s how K&H Design cofounder Katie Glaister’s latest clients, a retired couple in their 70s who are avid art collectors, felt when they decided to buy a semidetached home in London’s Fulham neighborhood. “They wanted to use the house in a completely different way,” says Glaister. Instead of turning the top loft space into children’s bedrooms, the pair saved the third floor—quirky sloped ceilings and all—for their main bedroom suite. “By playing...

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IT’S TIME TO ORGANIZE – Small Entry Organization Hacks For Those Of Us Who Are “Mudroom-Less”

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My favorite mom quote goes as follows – “Without systems there is chaos. Without systems there is chaos“. One of you deserves credit for it, left sweetly in the comment section two years ago, and I chant it ALL THE TIME. This applies to every single part of our lives, and as someone who unfortunately isn’t innately gifted in the organization realm, and yet abhors visual mess, I HAVE to create systems, or else the house is so chaotic and messy and it actually affects my mental health (thus the choice to live more minimally with less stuff). Labels are...

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