Gabriella Tutino

Freelance Writer

New York City

Gabriella Tutino


Roses Through the Centuries

From Shakespeare to Seal, the rose has been a symbol of beauty for centuries. Although roses have existed for 35 million years, the first human record of the flower dates back 5,000 years, referenced in Mesopotamian cuneiform texts.
Herla Beauty Link to Story

Five Reasons Why Bansko Should Be Your Next Winter Nomad Destination

Winter is a tricky time for nomads, as the natural inclination is to go somewhere warm to avoid cold weather. Plus, who wants to pack and carry bulky clothes and gear? Except of course those nomads that enjoy winter sports and can’t wait to hit the slopes. Located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko is a popular, thriving international ski town for digital nomads.
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Popular Webtoon Series Lore Olympus Being Developed as an Animated Series

According to Deadline, the webcomic platform Webtoon has partnered with The Jim Henson Company to develop Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus into a YA animated series. The popular webcomic series is a fresh and modern interpretation of Greek mythology, centered on the relationship of Hades and Persephone. Link to Story


Housed in an unassuming 20th-century building, a few steps away from the Tbilisi National Botanical Gardens stands Buyers, an upscale department store. It offers the latest styles in footwear, accessories, men’s and women’s fashion, and home décor. Buyers is located on 11 Geronti Kikodze Street, situated in a revitalizing neighborhood of the Old Tbilisi district.
I am Tbilisi Link to Story

Here are the 100 Most Discussed Fantasy Books on Reddit Link to Story

The Double-Edged Authenticity of “Snotgirl”

In today’s day and age, where social media has turned platforms of sharing and community into platforms of fame and popularity, keeping up appearances can take a hell of a toll on a person. Just ask Lottie Person of Snotgirl, the comic series drawn by Leslie Hung and written by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
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The Terrifying Truth about Tomie

When people mention the manga Tomie, a few iconic images come to mind: the girl with a face growing out of her head, the mashed faces and limbs attached to a wormy body, a girl eating the flesh of a dead, frozen hiker. Tomie’s monstrous transformations, while scary in their own right, are the result of violence towards her – a reaction to her supernatural beauty.
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Book Review: Cordelia Lionheart

"'Father,' Cordelia said, 'I fear you'll soon regret being so stubborn, so unwilling to admit your kingdom isn't the peaceful, orderly realm you dream it to be.'" Cordelia, the youngest daughter of King Lear, is beginning to lose faith in her father’s ability to rule as a fair and just king. Between rumors of unrest, distrust among the soldiers, her sisters’ and their husbands conspiring for the throne, and the occasional assassination attempt, it seems that King Lear’s peaceful reign is coming to an end.
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Once Upon a Wine Episode 118: Fanfic of a Fanfic of a Fanfic

Things get saucy as the podsquad sit down with Laura McDonald and Connor Hines—and that’s before they read their Twilgiht / 50 Shades of Grey fanfic. Erin Stegeman, Ace Marrero, Amiee Conn, Malerie McDonald, Laura McDonald, Connor Hines, and Gabriella Tutino! Once Upon a Wine available for download Thursday’s by 12:00 pm PST (ish)!
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Top Literary Cities in the U.S.

What determines a city as ‘literary?’. It’s not enough to have a large library, unique bookstores, or be the birthplace of a famous writer. Nor is it enough to be one of the top literate cities in the United States Most literary cities have a strong writing program at one of their numerous colleges and universities, as well as bookstores and institutions hosting event after event.
Highbrow Magazine Link to Story

Get Hyped for Fan-Made Trailer 'The Akira Project'

An interview with the creator behind 'The Akira Project,' a fan-made trailer of the cult-classic 1980s anime Akira.
Geek Eccentric Link to Story

I Heart My App: Welcome to the World of Modern Dating

After a long day at work as a TV associate producer, Jenna Nolan likes to settle in and unwind at home with some food, maybe Netflix, and sometimes Tinder. The mobile dating app allows Jenna to scroll through a few user photos to see if there’s anyone who catches her eye before she retires and starts her day again.
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Gabriella Tutino

Freelance Book Reviewer & Editor, Writer