‘Bigfoot erotica’ are two words I never thought to put together in a sentence, and yet here we are.
A GOP candidate, and winner of the latest congressional race in Virginia, has been labelled a “Bigfoot erotica devotee”. Denver Riggleman won against Democrat Leslie Cockburn in the 5th District’s race on 6th Nov ’18. Cockburn, former investigative journalist and “60 Minutes” producer, attempted to derail their opponent by alleging he was unfit for office after his odd erotica was leaked online.
This claim came after Cockburn also accused their opponent of consorting with a white supremacist- however, this news came as less of a shock than the Bigfoot erotica.
Despite Cockburn’s accusation, the GOP candidate insisted the book, The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him, was written as a joke between friends.
Despite being somewhat of a Bigfoot expert, Riggleman insisted that Cockburn’s accusation that he enjoys Bigfoot erotica “absurd”.
Riggleman was promoting a self-published book, Mating Habits of Bigfoot right up until he began his congressional race, and in 2006, he released Bigfoot Exterminators Inc.: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt as co-author. He certainly seems like the type of guy who loves a bit of the hairy man-beast. And who are we to judge?
Jazmin Truesdale has been a proud nerd all her life, loving comic books, science fiction, and action movies, but always looking for some positive representation within those entertainment spheres. As one may imagine the worlds of graphic novels and comic books are very straight-white-male-centric, with shallow female characters. and few depictions of non-white women.
Jazmin, with her entrepreneurial mind and passion for cultural diversity, began creating characters she would want to read about and, with the help from an illustrator, her universe was born. It has not been an easy journey- finding an illustrator who knew how to draw Black women’s bodies was one particular hurdle to overcome, however Jazmin’s drive and focus ensured her goal became a reality.
The author, who has sold more than 70 million books during her career claims that her husband, Lawrence Kenyon was lacing her food with poison from 2014 until they split last year. She says the poison left her with clumps of hair falling out, crumbling teeth, tremors and back pain, all unexplained by doctors until tests showed unusually high levels of lithium in her blood.
She claims her husband was helped by his assistant Kerrie Ann Plump and her IT specialist Paco Cavanaugh to carry on the scheme and says that her husband laced her food while Cavanaugh siphoned hundreds of thousands off her bank accounts.
I loved the 1980s books but in a scene reminiscent to the show itself, publishers ChooseCo is suing Netflix for $25 million, or the profits for the episode, claiming that the streaming service infringed on its trademarked format for the Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie.
This year’s winners have been announced by Poets & Writers, and the well-deserving recipients of the 2019 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award are:
Reginald Dwayne Betts – “for mentoring individuals involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems and for his efforts to reform these systems.”
Reginald Dwayne Betts writes memoirs and poetry. His most recent collection of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era, won the 2016 PEN New England Award in Poetry. While his memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival and Coming of Age in Prison, is just the beginning of his campaigning to reform the criminal justice system in the UK. He has also made numerous visits to prisons and juvenile detention centres, where he shares his poetry and talks about the power of reading, literacy and mentoring those in incarceration.
The short film titled The Bookshop will star Burgess in the lead role, as bookshop owner Leonard. In an interview for Gloucestershire Live, Susan Lynch explains the inspiration and story behind the film. Sitting beside Burgess with a bookshelf backdrop, Lynch tells us, “I saw Tim in concert in the Charltons and what struck me about his energy on stage is that he’s like so many different people. So, the inspiration for The Bookshop came from all the different roles that I saw Tim be in the Charlatans and we’ve sort of transferred that idea of fantasy into a very beautiful fable about a guy who works in a bookshop whose got demons from his past and he faces those demons through the other people that come in to the bookshop.”