February, 2013

TAEM News Flash- Salute to our Stars!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

m_95cfea015a5cdb273bdf3d2286300e20[1] Several of Hollywood’s Finest, who we interviewed in past issues, are back with us again with some great news ! Two of our stars will be in the 2nd Annual Hot Media International Film Festival taking place in the luxurious Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle, NW in Washington, DC. The film festival will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 10:00am till 5:00pm.

Actor/ Producer June Daguiso (Oct.1, 2011 issue), will be presenting said “The festival will start on Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24, 2013. The screening of the top films will be shown at National Navy Memorial Museum 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC and the Gala will be held at Washington Plaza Hotel 10 Thomas Circle NW Washington, DC”.

Mr. Daguisio’s film  Split Personality is a Physiological/ Thriller and the trailer can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YWKQbfgX8g


TAEM News Flash! Past Author’s in the News!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Guest Author Alex Knight

Guest Author Alex Knight

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST would like to announce that one of our most prolific contributors, Alex Knight (Nov. 2010 issue), has published a new book. Alex was featured in an interview with our magazine in November 2010.

“Alex has submitted many stories to our magazines and we are very proud to announce her latest piece of spell-binding literature”, publisher Joseph J. O’Donnell said. ” Her stories are what these magazines were made for and she has kept our readers gripping their seats and begging for more”.

Ms. Knight’s latest work is titled What Luck and can be found on Amazon. We’ve included the eerie cover art as well as a link to Amazon so that our readers can purchase it directly there. (more…)

‘The Holy Man’ by Guest Author Paul DeThroe

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Guest Author Paul DeThroe

Guest Author Paul DeThroe

Stories began to surface about a strange holy man with incredible healing powers living on the streets in one of the poorest slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being a well-to-do freelance journalist with several high profile magazines at my beck and call lent me wherewithal to travel anywhere in the world. Rio was beautiful, from what I’d been told, and even if the story didn’t pan out, as I expected it not to, I could call it a working vacation and drum up some sort of story.

We were in the middle of a slow news cycle in the States anyway. The President had just been sworn in for his second term, the economy was slowly inching back to life, and everyone was sick of reading about the dreadful wars we just couldn’t pull ourselves out of, as a country. I had made a living of putting myself in harm’s way to tell stories of our soldiers risking their lives to fight ambiguous enemies who seemed to increase three fold for with every new death count. To be honest, I was sick and tired of it. I wanted to do a feel good story. No, I needed to do a feel good story, just to keep my sanity. (more…)

‘The Drive was Murder’ by Guest Author Alex Knight

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Guest Author Alex Knight

Guest Author Alex Knight

“Are you really going to meet him?” Monica was afraid her friend was in for a world of hurt, again.

“Of course, it’s what I’ve been hoping for.” Lisa was beaming.

“But how do you know it isn’t just a booty call because he’s horny again? Remember what happened last time?”

“I remember, but you should have heard him on the phone. He didn’t give me a chance to say or ask anything. A cabin is booked; he’ll be there waiting. If he is just jerking me around he’ll be sorry.” It was an unfortunate choice of words that would come back to haunt her. (more…)


Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Travel Time with Roger Tweed

Travel Time with Roger Tweed

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is always trying something new for the interest for all our readers. Roger Tweed, who has submitted articles titled Travel Time with Roger Tweed in past issues, is also the publisher of THE TWEED UPDATE. He is now allowing us to run articles from his monthly reports for the interests of investors, and those wanting to know something about the financial markets. We will start this series with the article below


THE TWEED UPDATE (a financial newsletter) by Roger Tweed


Off to a Rough Start Our portfolio failed to keep pace with the S&P 500 over the past five weeks.  Strong performances from GE (GE), AIG (AIG), News Corp. (NWSA), and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) were negated by disappointing earnings guidance from Whole Foods Market (WFM) and B&G Foods (BGS), and a plunge in the shares of Facebook (FB).  Over the past five weeks, our portfolio gained 0.76% while the S&P 500 gained 3.24%.  Since its January 10 inception, our portfolio has lost 0.31% while the S&P 500 has gained 3.64%.  (more…)

‘Remains of The Storm’ by Guest Author T.L. Messegee

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Todd Messegee

Todd Messegee is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

Our house at the beach was a survivor. Twelve hurricanes had accosted the shore in the previous twenty years leaving parts of the island in shambles or worse. Through it all, our wooden lady stood strong. So, when the November winds had kicked up again I thought nothing of it. The storm would come, no doubt, to batter our windows. The sea would rise and smash against the deep-set posts that our house was built upon, but a survivor is a survivor for a reason. Our house was well made and all who saw her ride out these storms in the past knew that she would stand the test again.

The storm came at night, after the children had gone to bed. The warnings had gone out days before but the hurricane siren that would blast us from our sleep through even the most vicious gale had not blown. If that siren blew we knew it was time to flee. Mandatory evacuations were rare, but they did happen. People had left the island, that’s true, but we saw no need to pull up stakes. It was just supposed to be another storm. (more…)

‘Late Shift’ by Guest Author David Rhodes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Guest Author David Rhodes

Guest Author David Rhodes

Freddy walked out of the summer heat and into the refreshing cool of the front office of Dry Goods, Inc. The young woman sitting behind the desk looked up and smiled. He was surprised, considering his holey pants and tee shirt, as he was very self-conscious about his appearance. He had no clothing more appropriate for a job interview – with a useless wife and a small child, money was tight.

“Can I help you?” she asked.

“Um, yeah, I have an appointment with Mr. Jarvis. My name’s Freddy Lynch,” he said, avoiding too much eye contact with her.

She punched a few keys on her computer. “Ok, I’ll let him know you’re here. Just have a seat, and he’ll be right with you.”

He sat down in a plastic chair and eyed the tattered magazines scattered across the small table next to him. The hard plastic was uncomfortable on Freddy’s ass, and he shifted around, hoping the wait would not be too long. The receptionist glanced up at him and then went back to whatever she had been doing. (more…)

Collection of Poems by Guest Author Alex Knight

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Guest Author Alex Knight

Guest Author Alex Knight

The Rendezvous

by Alex Knight


I thought about your lips on mine

And how I used to enjoy our rendezvous

We knew how wrong it was

How right it seemed


Collection of Poems by Candice James

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Guest Poet Candice James

Guest Poet Candice James


© Candice James, Poet Laureate


Everything that isn’t,


Only when it isn’t.


TAEM interview with author W. G. Griffiths

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

WGGRIFFheadshotTAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is extremely honored to present author W. G. Griffiths to all of our readers. His books are well known among readers for his work in both fiction and non-fiction. Unlike most writers, William’s authenticity in his work is captured from his own personal experiences. William, why did you choose writing as your career, and who was your greatest inspiration?

WGG- Well, allow me to answer those two questions in reverse order.  One day a friend tossed me a book and said, “Hey man, you will love this.”  He was right.  Being a builder my whole life, I saw the structure of this masterpiece story built like a house.  Foundation, inner support, frame, balance, schedule of events, attention to fine detail, twists, turns, focal points and an interesting exterior cover. The book not only delivered an amazing premise masterfully weaved by a genius author, but it opened a door of fascination that made me say, “I want to build a book,” which was truly what I imagined writing a novel to be; a construction project. Oh, the book was Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. (more…)

TAEM interview with Klaus Steinberg of Germany’s DLR Space Administration

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Klaus-Steinberg_formal_kTAEM- As  the Science Section ofour publication, The Arts and Entertainment Magazine, leaps forward we have been contacting many scientists and space programs from around the world to give our student readers the best available information toward their education. Germany’s DLR Space Administration, a member of the European Space Agency, was high on our list. Our magazine received a supportive ‘Yes’ from Germany, and Klaus Steinberg quickly responded to our request.

Klaus, you are responsible for the German part in the General Support Technology Program (GSTP). Tell us about your role in that and what the program’s aims are.

KS- Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little bit about my work. To start, I would like to shortly comment on how Space research is organized at DLR. In principle, the German Aerospace Center DLR is organized like other space agencies as NASA, but there is one specialty. There are about 7,300 people working for DLR, but only about 200 of them are part of the space Agency, formally known as Space Administration. (more…)

TAEM interview with Dr. Karen O’Neil of GBT

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

oneil_telescope.jpsTAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is thrilled to interview Dr. Karen O’Neil of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (or GBT). Our publisher had visited the facilities several years ago, and he posted his visit in another segment of the Science section of TAEM. The observatory is a much recommended site for those interested in astronomy and radio astronomy. Dr. O’Neil is the site Director and we are very excited to be able to tell her story.

Dr. O’Neil, Please tell our readers about your educational background and your interest in astronomy.

KO- I have always been fascinated with the why and how of most everything.  I was initially drawn to working in physics and mathematics as these subjects are the primary foundation for all scientific phenomena.  Yet the more I studied these two fields the more I realized my fascination was not with the details of how things work as the broader question of why the Universe looks, and behaves, as it does.  Telescope images of the planets and other galaxies are both beautiful and fascinating to me, leading me to wonder why. Why do galaxies have swirls and bubbles in their gas and dust?  How doe stars go supernovae?  Why does the sun flare?  And the more I learned about galaxies and stars the more the field of astrophysics fascinated me, drawing me in until I finally moved all my studies and subsequent research into the field of astrophysics. (more…)

TAEM interview with NOVAC President Phil Wherry

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

novacTAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine recently expanded our coverage of subjects that would interest the many college students who read our publication. We have added a Science section for the interest of our readership and first embarked on this by posting exciting interviews with astronomers David Levy and David Brin. We then began posting interviews with distinguished professors from George Mason University in Virginia, and USC and UCLA universities in California. We plan many new and exciting science articles and interviews in the near future.

 We would now like to turn our attention to what has spiked such interest in science. In the past few years the study and findings in the realm of Astronomy began with the discovery of new worlds outside of our own solar system. These are referred to as Exoplanets. We also have discovered so many new findings in our own solar system that interest in this subject have far surpassed our quests for knowledge since man first landed on the surface of the moon.

 Many amateur and professional astronomers began to group together to share their knowledge and findings. There is no greater group than the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (or NOVAC) for these gatherings. The club boasts of over 1,100 members, the largest club of it’s size in the world. A California based club comes in at a distant second place with just over 800 members. Leading NOVAC is the new club president Phil Wherry. Phil, how did the club begin ?

PW- The Northern Virginia Astronomy Club was organized in 1980, and it went through incorporation formalities in 1991. (more…)

TAEM Interviews Dr. Bob Weigel of George Mason University

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Dr. Robert WeigelTAEM- This past month our publisher, Joseph J. O’Donnell, has offered a challenge to science professionals and enthusiasts to offer advice and guidance to NASA. This came about when we discovered a statement in another media source that stated that the agency seemed to be ‘Lost in Space’. Apparently NASA stated that there were no set programs for future space exploration. George Mason University in Northern Virginia was the first college to rise to the occasion to offer those needed boosts to the space agency.

On the staff of the university we found Dr. Bob Weigel of the Department of Computational and Data Sciences. Dr. Weigel, please tell our readers about your educational training and how this led to the courses that you teach.

NB: I am with the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (SPACS; [http://spacs.gmu.edu/]).  The Department of Computational and Data Sciences combined with the Department of Physics and Astronomy to form SPACS. (more…)

TAEM Interview with Prof. Steven Furlanetto of UCLA

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

DSCN3380TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has the pleasure of introducing Professor Steven Furlanetto of UCLA to all of our student readers. Since the beginning of adding the ‘Science section’ to our magazine, we have been able to tap into the minds of the best experts for those science students who use our publication as a learning tool for their careers.

Steven, you presently teach both astronomy and Physics at UCLA. Please tell our student readers about your formal education.

SF- I received my undergraduate degree from Carleton College, a small liberal arts school in Northfield, MN. I majored in physics there, though I took the opportunity to take a broad range of courses. After that, I won a Churchill Scholarship to study theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge for one year, where I studied the “Part III Tripos” in mathematics. Then I moved to Harvard, where I received my Ph.D. (more…)

TAEM Attends the 2013 Robert Burns’ Dinner

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

File0028-Scottish-Society-emblemTAEM News Flash!

TAEM Attends the 2013 Robert Burns’ Dinner !

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine was proud to attend the 2013 Robert Burns’ Dinner hosted by The Fauquier Scottish Heritage Society at McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in beautiful Warrenton, Virginia. This is an annual event thrown by the society honoring the memory of Scotland’s most beloved poet.

Emmett Gallagher, the restaurant’s manager, presented a fine spread of food to choose from and his staff was both friendly and helpful. The table settings were reminiscent of olden times and the mood brought back memories of the Scottish Isles. Pipe Major Dave McCrabb opened the event and Jim Breeden, the Master of Ceremonies led the way. The Invocation was said by the Reverend Brian Turner, Presbyter followed by many readings from the works of Robert Burns. (more…)