“A hard life” doesn’t even begin to describe the heartbreaking story that belongs to Robin Quivers. In fact, it wouldn’t even sufficiently cover her childhood. She grew up lower-middle-class in Baltimore and as a child, Quivers suffered abuse from her mother that was so severe that she would be bedridden for days. The nightmare of her childhood didn’t end there. When she was 11 years old she spent several months being molested by her father. When Rolling Stone magazine asked her about the hardships, Quivers responded, “I don't know that they made me feel unloved, except that love didn't mean anything. It just means, 'Oh, I look over at you and I feel affection. And now I'll do whatever the hell I want to do.' I have become very self-sufficient as a result. And what it actually did was keep people from being able to give to me."
If you are even a casual watcher of anime, Japanese cartoons, or an occasional reader of Japanese manga comics, you know the Japanese have a penchant for bright colors and vivid scenery. These qualities are not lost in the art of Yumiko Kayukawa.
In case you’re like me and you are bad at name recognition, Jeremy Renner has made his claim to fame with his portrayal of "Clint Barton" (Hawkeye) in the Avengers movies and "William James" in The Hurt Locker. Over the last 20 years Renner has become one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors playing not only the hero but the villain as well. Renner can be funny or serious and change at the drop of a hat. He has proved that he can be anyone on screen, but who is he off screen? What is our hero’s origin story?
I took out my phone to check the clock at least seven times. I triple-checked my notes and questions and waited patiently in a Music & Arts music store, where I typically work throughout the day. With a yellow Telecaster electric guitar resting on my thigh, I fiddled with some strings while I prepared for the band of the hour.
At nearly 5 p.m., the three members of the local Atlanta neo-psych-garage rock band Room 213entered the room. The lead singer and guitarist, Lachlan Tankersly, wore a cozy, black peacoat and leather cowboy boots.
Tampon usage, for a lot of women, is a normal part of a monthly routine. Advertised as safe and effective to help with the flow of bleeding during that time of the month, most people who use tampons do not even bat an eye when it comes to the period product. Tampons can be a great alternative for pads, cups or other forms of menstrual products, especially for athletes, swimmers or those who are active.