Under the Wire

In a world where the term “fake news” has gained more and more “value” it is vitally important to pause so we may reflect on how much power it is given. News is received through so many different outlets at times it becomes difficult to cipher truth from fiction; that is why we rely so … Continue reading Under the Wire

Weed the People

Before even getting started I have to admit that this will be the shortest and most positive review that I have ever posted. The emergence of using cannabis as an alternative medicine to help alleviate the effects of cancer and epilepsy has been growing in recent years. Without hesitation those opposed to the idea of … Continue reading Weed the People

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

  With so much content out there it is an honest assumption that not everything is enjoyed by the masses; whether it be personal views or simply because the topic/story is of no interest to them. That said I have never been interested in makeup, maybe special effects but never in the sense of tv/print … Continue reading Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

Far From the Tree

With so much concern over where people come from or what religion they follow it is important to remember there is one constant among us all and that is family. Regardless of gender or race a parent’s love for their child is one of the strongest bonds there is. As much as we wish our … Continue reading Far From the Tree

Maineland

What makes America an ideal place for foreigners to travel to? If you were to break it down to its exact reasoning I believe it lies in the idea of what America represents. The land of the free means more than just social justice it also embraces the idea of free thinking and being open … Continue reading Maineland

Big Time

When we look at the world that surrounds us most of us are engaged by the beautiful sky, the colorful images of nature that embrace us and the tranquility one can obtain when taking it all in. Like many though, myself included, how often do we appreciate the structures that surround us? Especially living in … Continue reading Big Time

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Being “different” or “against the norm” has become more acceptable in today’s society. It is embraced and promoted to create a wider understanding of compassion and comradery. Obviously this was not always the case but what some may not consider is how much music plays a part in this. Music has always been able to … Continue reading Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

With all of today’s technology and social media giving us information at an unprecedented rate, it is always exciting to discover unknown facts and news pieces. Documentaries offer a glimpse of subjects and topics the viewer might have known little to nothing about before watching. A sign of a good documentary is one that is … Continue reading Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Like many of us I enjoy listening to music from all eras and genres. I truly believe that music has a power that can affect a person to their core. For myself I feel it as a release to be able to enjoy bands live and share that experience with a crowd of people. Although … Continue reading Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Most people who hear the word art would likely associate it with museums, galleries, sculptures and paintings. There is of course a multitude of layers when it comes to art and what people perceive art to be. I would be the first to say that I have seen things considered art and not completely understood … Continue reading Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back