Archive for the 'culture' Category

Oscars 2017: Applause for inclusion + one big shocker

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Oscars 2017 was humming along until the final award for Best Picture made unprecedented history. What a finale!






Predictions 2017: The Oscar will go to…

Monday, February 20th, 2017

2016 was a fine year for film. As the Academy Awards approach, here are my picks for who’s taking home the golden guy – who will win (vs. who should win and who’s missing). We’re off!











Subterranean solar greens

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

In 2009, The High Line became a reality. Now, The Lowline is poised to reclaim a vacant space for public good, and further the use technology in 21st century living. What could be better?











Alternative gifts for your Valentine sweetie

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

On Valentine’s Day, when flowers or chocolate don’t fit the bill for that special someone in your life, a specially chosen book is great alternative. It’s a keeper, and is calorie-light.











Women’s March NYC: A beautiful thing

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women, men and children of all colors, ages, and creeds marched in peaceful protest of the Trump administration on Saturday in New York City. It was a beautiful thing.











March on: Women of NYC (and the world)

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Women’s March NYC, 21 jan 2017: For this historic event, I will proudly join “the international community to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human.”











Inauguration 2017: Eyes and ears on

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Inauguration 2017: To quote Lin-Manuel Miranda’s now famous lyrics from Hamilton, “History Has Its Eyes on You.” For some of us, those words could not be more true.











Farewell 2016: You won’t be missed

Friday, December 30th, 2016

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye 2016: A year of extreme highs and lows, and very little middle ground. If politics are a barometer of the country, then the year could be described as feverish. My year in review.











Best of film 2016: Originality + indies rise again

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Best films of 2016: This year proved to be another good year for film. Originality flourished, indies rebounded with great filmmaking, and documentary storytelling continued to be strong.











The newness of a new year

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Salute new year! My wish for 2017 is that there’s grace and dignity in managing the newness to come, in whatever form 2017 brings it.