“Noah’s Arc” Writer/Director Patrik-Ian Polk is back with his new film, “The Skinny”

Last Saturday FUSION, the film festival  for people of color produced by OUTFEST in Los Angels, honored Patrik-Ian Polk for his new film, “The Skinny”. The film is centered around a group of four young, black gay men and their lesbian best friend. They arrange to meet up in New York, a year after they […] Click to read more »

The Peace Project can change the world beginning in Sierra Leone

Changing the world is exactly what gallery owner, Lisa Schultz is trying to do beginning with Sierra Leone, Africa. About a year and a half ago, Schultz, who runs and owns The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, California,  began The Peace Project inspired by some of the art she had seen. Schultz had also […] Click to read more »

Out and About – Progressive Pulse Relaunch in L.A.

  Progressive Pulse continued the relaunch of our new online magazine in our second city, Los Angeles. Gallery 9,  in Culver City was the spot as we introduced  our new Featured Artist, ONE TRIBE NATION and our new cover story, The Peace Project. Guests sipped signature cocktails and viewed art from Gallery 9 plus learned […] Click to read more »

Los Angeles’ “8” is more than a Play by Kevin M. Thomas

Dustin Lance Black’s “8” came and went from Los Angeles in a flash. But it has left quite an impact. The star studded reading of the play about overturning Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage, featured as many famous faces in the audience as in the production. Yet while Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Kevin […] Click to read more »

Book: Kris Saknussemm talks about the role music plays in his new book “Reverend America”

Kris Saknussemm stopped by his hometown bookstore, Pegasus in Berkeley, California for a book reading of his fourth novel, “Reverend America” He also brought along Tenor Saxophonist, Eric Wyatt who he collaborated with on the theme song for an upcoming CD that will accompany the book. Watch the interview below and learn more about how […] Click to read more »

Art Week infiltrates the city led by the 14th edition of The Armory Show

  The 14th edition of the The Armory Show was held once again at Pier 92 (Modern) and Pier 94 (Contemporary). The international art fair featured 228 exhibitors including 19 invited exhibitors in Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries, 11 exhibitors in the inaugural edition of Solo Projects and 7 organizations participating in the Not-for-Profit Section. […] Click to read more »

Art with a cause – A year after the devastating tsunami in Japan

As with most devastating natural disasters, the aftermath continues years after and thank goodness for those that continue to remind us through creative means and fundraising to not forget. Last Sunday the exhibit and fundraiser, “Dispatch from Tohoku: Documenting the Aftermath” Stories from the Tsunami One Year On was a reminder via first hand photography […] Click to read more »

Black and White by Photographer Brian Leighton

Photographer, Brian Leighton’s new show at the New York Design Center’s, Atelier is entitled Black and White which features nudes, nature and objects. Leighton said he was aware that the Design Center features artist’s work and it was the design furniture in Atelier that really resonated with him and his photography. Atelier was already aware […] Click to read more »

Mestranda Edna Lima chats about Capoeira during Black History Month and Carnival

Mestranda Edna Lima became the first female Mestra in 1981 for Capoeira as well as receiving her Black Belt in Karate. She has gone on to develop her school in New York named after the style of Capoeira she practices, ABADÁ Capoeira. During Black History Month, Lima put together a series of workshops that concluded with […] Click to read more »

Katori Hall’s play, “Hurt Village” is raw premise, writing, acting and directing

Katori Hall is a name you should  remember as she just wrapped her broadway production of “Mountaintop” about Martin Luther King Jr.,   starring Angela Bassett and Samuel Jackson. If you missed that you can see her play, “Hurt Village” which opens this week at the Signature Theatre that was also written by Hall and […] Click to read more »