I'm now undertaking a long overdue forum consolidation.
You'll notice a lot of forums were consolidated into LIfestyle, as well as into "Radio, Movies, TV, Books, Magazine"
The forums that used to be in the category Lifestyle (Gastronomique, Love/Life, etc) were moved into Lifestyle, as well as the Travel forum. I kept news separate.
The R.E.M. forums will be redone soon as well.
Traffic in the individual forums was quite low and the concept of individual forums for specific subjects for just REM fans seems... quaint given sites like reddit, etc that exist for this reason.