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Book Review: "Feel Me Fall" by James Morris

Survival, suspense, fear, love, death and a major plot twist are a few key themes that describe the brand new Young Adult novel, Feel Me Fall, by James Morris. Having read two of his previous books, including Melophobiaand What Lies Within, he definitely succeeds at taking you on a crazy adventure where you can't stop reading as you'll want to find out what happens next. The first few chapters of Feel Me Fall are reminiscent of the classic book, Lord of the Flies, the TV show "LOST," and even the Tom Hanks movie, Cast Away, where a plane crash in a remote area forces survivor(s) to fend for themselves away from modern day luxuries and civilization. One of the major differences is that Feel Me Fall is centered around high school students, where their teen issues collide with primal survival instincts. 
Unlike Lord of the Flies, which was written in 1957, Feel Me Fall gives a glimpse of today's world where parents and teens dabble in video games, things go viral on …
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Review: Los Angeles Ballet - Balanchine: Master of the Dance

Even those of us who can’t tell the difference between a Battement Tendu and Grand-Plie have heard the name Balanchine, and I’ve always been curious to know why the name is whispered with such reverence in conversation among dancers. So when I saw that the Los Angeles Ballet was putting on three of his works at the UCLA Royce Hall, one choreography for the first time in the company’s career, I figured my time had come to make his acquaintance.
I am so much a stranger to see a ballet performance, that when I announced that I was “going to the ballet” to my significant other, he assumed I was going to a new French restaurant. And for this novice, the LAB production of George Balanchine's work was the perfect primer to show the this world is not just of pale tights and tutus. In fact, there was no live orchestra at Royce Hall, which not only led to a more casual atmosphere of the crowd, but a lot cheaper ticket price, which in turn availed the experience to more people.


The LAB chose …

Review: High Brew Coffee, Cold Brew in a Can

For those looking for a low calorie jolt of energy in a can, you're in luck as I just tried out High Brew Coffee. Each can offers 8 ounces of cold-brew deliciousness and has a smooth, bold taste that is rich in antioxidants. Keep reading to learn more about High Brew coffee. 
Who Created It? Founded by David and Elizabeth Smith, two entrepreneurs who sailed to the Caribbean with their kids, they were on a mission to deliver premium Fair Trade Arabica beans for those busy and on the go. Learn about their team by visiting: http://www.highbrewcoffee.com/meet-the-team/
The Taste Test The High Brew coffee team (thanks Krista), sent over two flavors including, the dairy-free "Black and Bold" as well as "Double Espresso." According to their site, there’s another flavor, “Mexican Vanilla.” I’m guessing there’s a hint of cinnamon in it.
So, I tried the “Black and Bold” flavor on a busy Friday afternoon at work around my usual 3pm slump time. I got a cup, filled it with ice a…

Review: Nitro Cold Brew by Hotbox Roasters

Last week, we tasted the Nitro Cold Brew from Hotbox Roasters, which was sent to us straight from the Rocky Mountains by Abby from the Hotbox Roasters team.  Each 12 ounce can was packed with premium Arabica beans, 420mg of caffeine, and was perfect to drink on its own without needing to add sugar or milk. Keep reading to learn more about Hotbox Roasters and their new “ready to drink” cold brew. 

Who Created It? 

Hotbox Roasters was created by Oskar Blues brewery founder Dale Katechis, who learned how to roast premium Arabica coffee beans  in the back of the Colorado brewery. 



The Taste Test

It was one of those mornings where I forgot to set the coffee machine to go off at 7am and I was already running late for work. Luckily, I had four cans of Hotbox Roasters cold brew in my fridge, thanks to Abby from the Hotbox Roasters team for sending it over. I grabbed a can and rushed out the door. As soon as I got into my car, I opened the can and took a sip. To my delight, it was bold, flavorful …

Spring Clean Your Pet's Products - Get Rid of Germs!

Spring cleaning season is upon us, and this year, Petco wants to remind pet parents how to care for their pet's products, toys and accessories. Nearly one-third of pet parents who responded to Petco's March survey* are unaware their pets' toys collect dirt, bacteria, yeast and mold. What's also alarming is 1 in 5 pet parents wait at least a month to clean their pet's eating and drinking bowls – even though pet bowls are one of the dirtiest items in the house.  
"Pets shouldn't be overlooked in spring cleaning. For pet parents, cleaning their pet's belongings may be obvious, but the importance of replacing other items may not be. That's where we come in," said Whitney Miller, Director of Veterinary Medicine for Petco. "We're proud to be the go-to resource to keep pets happy and healthy, so pet parents can stay focused on spending quality time with their furry, scaled, finned and feathered family members."
Petco's in-store and…

Rae Sremmurd and Madsonik Remix “Black Beatles”

EarDrummer Records and Interscope Records recording duo Rae Sremmurd partners with Electronic Arts for an exclusive preview to their official remix of the #1 single “Black Beatles.” Produced by Madsonik and executively produced Mike WiLL Made-It, the hard-hitting remix turns up for EA’s biggest first person shooter game Battlefield 1. With new lyrics set to the dawn of all-out warfare, the fresh new version gives a nod to heroic military soldiers. The exclusive trailer previews the epic multiplayer arms race with high-octane dogfights, obliterating battleships, twisting through the trenches of in your face warfare.



About the Editor


Formerly an editor at Demand Media, writer at Citysearch, The Examiner and proofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News,Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorial strategy of DisarrayMAG. 

When she's…

The Fate Of Grand Theft Auto Online After the Release of Red Dead Redemption 2

By Sam Miguel, Contributor

If you care about either 1) Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online or 2) Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2), then not only are you a part of an insanely large group of gamers who have propelled Rockstar Games into the industry’s spotlight, but you’ve also likely heard the rustlings about how the release of the latter will negatively affect the former.

We are here to tell you that that won’t be happening and why.




Now, it’s entirely true that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been getting a lot of media attention recently, and that media attention is based on literally a single cinematic trailer, meaning that the hype for the game is already immense. But there is an important thing to consider: the majority of GTA Online’s players aren’t the kind of people who get caught up in gaming hype. Or gaming in general.
Due to the mainstream factor, the majority of GTA Online’s weekly over 8 million unique logins come from the kind of player who has a console at home and only buys 2-3 games a …

Aniplex of America Announces U.S. Theatrical Release of -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 3: REIKETSU

Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Anime Milwaukee (Milwaukee,WI), their plans to premiere -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 3: REIKETSU in the U.S. on April 7. This is the highly anticipated third and final installment of the-KIZUMONOGATARI- film series. Aniplex of America also confirmed that theater patrons will receive an exclusive giveaway item with each purchased ticket while supplies last. Ticket sales for-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 3: REIKETSU will begin next Tuesday (February 21) through the official -KIZUMONOGATARI- website (www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com). -KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU will be distributed by AZOLAND PICTURES in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.
-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 3: REIKETSU features the origin story of the highly popular Monogatari Series originally created by author NISIOISIN and is a direct prequel to the BAKEMONOGATARI television series. The story follows the protagonist Koyomi Araragi and his encounter with the horrifying vamp…

Metallica Announce 2017 WorldWired Tour

Metallica announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.  Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 AM local time, with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired...To Self-Destruct album, available as …

IGN Entertainment To Stream 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit and 20th D.I.C.E. Awards Exclusively

IGN Entertainment announced it's partnering with the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences to live stream the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit and the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards, held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino inLas Vegas, Nevada. IGN will livestream the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit beginning Wednesday, February 22nd. Kicking off the livestream at 10:00 AM PT will be keynote speaker, Jeff Kaplan, Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment. Kaplan's talk will focus on Blizzard's massive hit Overwatch, IGN's 2016 "Game of the Year" winner. The summit will stream for two days, showcasing every panel and keynote speakers, closing with the FACEIT Quakeworld Tournament Finals, Thursday, February 23rd at 4:00 PM PT. Following the Summit, IGN will stream the 20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, hosted by IGN alumni, Greg Miller of Kinda Funny and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. The awards kick off at 7:30 PM PT, live from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The D.I.C.E. Awards recognize game…

Angry Orchard Introduces New Flavor: Tapped Maple

Today, the cider makers at Angry Orchard announced the national release of its new seasonal hard cider Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, available now through April. Tapped Maple blends American culinary apples with a hint of maple syrup from Vermont maple trees for a not-too-sweet cider with a big, bright apple taste. Because cider making follows a seasonal path alongside apple trees and harvest, cider makers are especially tuned into the seasons. At Angry Orchard's Cider House in the Hudson Valley of New York, the cider makers like to play around with adding seasonal ingredients to cider recipes to create unexpected, but seasonally appropriate, flavor combinations. For example, with Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, they took inspiration from the highly-anticipated late-winter tapping of maple trees to make something completely new. The base cider is made from culinary apple juice and is actually quite dry. The maple syrup – rich in flavor and natural maple sweetness – adds a delicate balanc…