Culture & Entertainment

The Best TV Shows For Our Life In Quarantine

If there’s one bright spot in this Coronavirus pandemic, it’s that there is a ton of compelling TV shows from all over the world to provide that much-needed escape. With interesting multidimensional characters, great storylines, and fresh new faces, the small screen is delivering big during the lockdown. For example, it’s been months since I saw Normal People, an Irish TV series, but I still remember the main characters, Marianne and Connell. Like I said,…

How to live… In the words of Kendrick Lamar

For me, Kendrick Lamar is the poet of our generation and someone I file under conscious rapper. His words can help us look at ourselves differently and positively. To see his growth as an artist and as a person since 2008 when I first saw him in concert at a small venue in Times Square, has been for me, a masterclass in following your purpose. Living on purpose Whether you’re going for a career in marketing, engineering,…

Being “The Pretty Girl” Isn’t Always So Pretty In Hollywood

Watching the actress Caitlin Stasey who plays Kenna on the TV show, Reign talk about sexism in Hollywood, we’re reminded that just because someone’s life seems blessed, it doesn’t mean they don’t experience the same challenges and BS as anyone else.  The BS that is sexism We’ve been hearing of Hollywood’s casting couch for years, but these days, subtler microaggressions are more common. Specifically, sexist behavior. Even fairly successful actresses don’t escape it. In…

Shonda Rhimes: My Year of Saying Yes to Everything

The title of this Talk got me thinking about the Jim Carrey movie, Yes Man. In it, Carrey plays Carl a loan officer who is stuck in a rut and attached to some pretty anti-social habits. He would say No to everything. That was until Carl went to a self-help seminar where Terrence Stamp playing a stereotypical over-the-top life guru hypnotizes him into saying “Yes” to everything. Soon he was saying Yes to learning Korean,…

Turn on and Zone Out: Disclosure Collaborations You Need to Hear

A good ol’ beat will get you on your feet and that’s just what the British duo Disclosure — siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence…still just 22 and 25 — bring to the turntable. Their music makes you happy, keep us in the gym longer and sometimes — see the last video — take us to church! Their music isn’t just innovative with an addictive take on garage house, they also host some of the most…