The 16 biggest names in pop music gathered onstage for a big announcement Monday, but they all forgot to announce anything. The occasion was the star-studded relaunch of a music streaming service called Tidal, a celebrity-backed venture that united Madonna, Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Daft Punk, deadmau5 and many other famed musicians onstage. Each of these artists is presumably an investor in the
By Joe Kukura on Mar 31, 2015
For an industry that supposedly enjoys shocking people, Hollywood is surprisingly predictable when it comes to the Oscars, and this year's ceremony was no exception. Let's start with politics. For as long as anyone can remember, filmmakers have embraced political issues. Subsequently, politics have had a major impact over the years, on which projects and individuals are awarded the coveted gold st
By Jennifer Lafferty on Feb 24, 2015
When we watch big live events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl, we often dash to YouTube for a repeat viewing of our favorite commercials that just aired. These favorite commercials rack up millions of views that night and the morning after. And then we sit and wonder how advertisers are so clever that they have gotten millions of people to watch television advertisements on YouTube — by choice
By Joe Kukura on Feb 12, 2015
I had a slightly debauched evening in New York City last night. A friend of mine invited me to Queen of the Night, billed as a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theatre and nightlife. It’s kind of like participating in a PG-version of the sexual shenanigans that ensue in the film Eyes Wide Shut. The show was created in celebration of the re-opening of the Diamond Horsesho
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Jan 30, 2015
Kristen Stewart is hardly regarded as a national treasure by American audiences. But despite the lack of appreciation she gets back home, Stewart achieved quite a monumental acting feat abroad. That’s because Kristen Stewart was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress gong at the Cesar Awards for her performance in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, becoming the first American actress in 30 ye
By Gregory Wakeman on Jan 29, 2015
The show did go on last evening at the Metropolitan Opera, despite the bitter chill in the air and vestiges of the snowstorm the night before. This season delights with Tales of Hoffmann, which opened yesterday. I must thank my most generous sister, Sharmin, who feeds my opera addiction - I am lucky that she works there. Sitting nearly front but very center, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffman
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Jan 29, 2015
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By Joe Kukura on Mar 31, 2015
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Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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