On Dec. 17, 1989, The Simpsons aired its very first episode. On Dec. 7, 2014, it aired its 561st. That shouldn’t be possible. A television show simply shouldn’t be so dense with character, humor and affection. However, The Simpsons isn’t a normal television show. In fact, despite enduring its fair share of barren spells, it is still the greatest television show of all time. Not just the greatest a
By Gregory Wakeman on Dec 18, 2014
This season’s Met Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata is close to flawless. Bravo to the singers in toto. Perhaps the one hiccup was a near-half-hour late start, due to Stephen Costello, playing the lead male role of Alfredo Germont, suddenly falling ill. It was to be his first Met performance in the role, which was saved at the last minute by Francesco Demuro, who is scheduled to tak
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Dec 16, 2014
On a cold night, winter well settled into New York City, I decided to venture into Don't Tell Mama. I had heard quite a bit of this little piano bar nestled in the Theater District, and finally decided to make a trip there. As I walked down the dark street, occasionally lit by lights from neighboring haunts, I had a good feeling about it. There's something timeless about 46th Street, in this case
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Dec 15, 2014
They have more than three million YouTube subscribers, 94,000 Twitter followers, 64,000 G+ (if that’s still a thing) followers, more than one million Facebook likes, and one Guinness world record. No doubt you’ve probably heard their name or been sent a link to one of their more than 50 videos. Most recently they set a Guinness world record for creating the world’s largest live nativity as part of
By Jordan Lints on Dec 13, 2014
Alt-rock king of yesteryear Billy Corgan returned to the Warfield in San Francisco on Thursday night with the Smashing Pumpkins, hellbent on making a statement that he and his reconstituted band aren't fossils of the past. And they made a pretty convincing case, busting out inspired renditions of pretty decent new songs alongside solid classics that, rather than stale and tired, felt so very refre
By Dean Schaffer on Dec 12, 2014
Whether it’s your son or daughter, friend, or spouse, if there is someone special in your life that will soon be graduating, they deserve a proper celebration. No matter the age or achievement level, a graduation is a joyous occasion that should be properly honored, but it should also be shared with good company in the form of a P-A-R-T-Y! Granted, planning an event like this and playing party hos
By Kaitlyn Nakagoshi on Dec 09, 2014
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By Joe Kukura on Dec 23, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
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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