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TV star thinks Cristina Kirchner is, like, really cool

Not to put too fine a point on it, but here’s a real airhead for you.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whose autocratic, corruption-ridden presidency will finally come to an end in December, turns out to be a loyal viewer of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. 436 more words


Paris's Original Day Of Carnage: The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

The world has been shocked by the scenes of carnage that came out of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.  Yet few recall that Paris was the scene of an even greater, more ferocious butchery that took place during France’s religious wars in 1572.   1,237 more words


Médicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot

(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin.

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Book Review

Review: Médicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot

4 Stars

Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.  Médicis Daughter will be released on December 1, 2015, and I highly recommend this book to any lover of historical fiction.  421 more words


--The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone

If Shonda Rhimes were to write a book about Renaissance France, it would likely resemble The Rival Queens—a dramatic and almost soapy page-turner by Nancy Goldstone. 567 more words


The Bells They Are A Ringin'

There certainly were a great many metaphorical bells to be heard in the third episode of Reign, Season 3. In fact, during the approximate 45 minutes comprising “Extreme Measures,” they were chiming all over the place. 2,297 more words


la colonne de medici - basic PLUS tourism

OK so you know the Louvre? Yeah, it’s cool and screams hashtag Paris. But Paris has a lot of filter-ready sights to be seen which will elevate basic to basic PLUS. 278 more words