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The Palmeral of Elche

The Palmeral of Elche, The Largest Palm Grove in Europe The Palmeral de Elche (Huertos de Palmeras de Elche), is a large palm grove in Elche, Spain, 30 kilometres away from Alicante. It is the largest palm grove in Europe, encompassing around 500 hectares, and one of the largest in the world, second only to…

14+ Songs & Albums Inspired by J.G. Ballard

Music Inspired by J. G. Ballard The slow and inexorable descent into chaos described by JG Ballard, the sense of alienation that is perceived by reading his works, has been the inspiration for many songs. His fiction provides an ideal background for developing pieces of music that address existential themes. The sense of emptiness in…

The devil is in the details: The Art of Jeff Lee Johnson, Interview

Jeff Lee Johnson is an American illustrator, who grew up in Minnesota. Thanks to his mother’s guidance and inspiration, who provided him with a supply of materials, and instructions, Jeff embarked on a career as an illustrator and artist. The artist began with commercial illustration before moving on to sci-fi and fantasy themes. Jeff currently…

Interview with the Goth-Rock Band ‘De Arma’

We interviewed Andreas Pettersson (vocalist and co-founder of De Arma) to talk about the origins of the goth-rock band and the new three-song EP “Nightcall.” Andreas Pettersson, guitarist, singer, and bassist, founded De Arma in 2009. After enrolling drummer Johan Marklund, the pair recorded three tracks for “Towards the Shores of the End” (Nordvis), a…

Interview with Anne Palermo, CEO, and cofounder, Aqua Cultured Foods

The future of the fish-free seafood: Aqua Cultured Foods, Interview with Anne Palermo CEO, and cofounder Aqua Cultured Foods is a Chicago-based food-tech startup that uses microbial fermentation to make fish-free calamari that tastes, feels, and looks like its seafood counterpart. When did you start Aqua Cultured Foods? Where did the idea come from? After…

Domu: A Child’s Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo, Review

Review of the graphic novel Domu: A Child’s Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo Domu: A Child’s Dream is a manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his masterpiece Akira. The comic, after winning some prestigious awards such as the Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 1981, the Nihon SF Taisho Award in 1984,…


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