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Nicholas K Commands the Streets with “Urban Nomad” A/W 2016 Collection for New York Fashion Week

Designer Nicholas K was inspired by urban streets, yet created a sophisticated and commanding collection that should lure the empowered female for Fall 2016.  Shaped around the principal of nomadism, Nicholas K built a brand that could be worn beyond each season and could be integrated seamlessly into the lives of consumers whether it was a […] Click to read more »

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Texture, Shape and Separates Showcase Rubin Singer’s Glamorous Yet Approachable A/W 2016 Collection For NYFW

It’s clear that designer, Rubin Singer was inspired by architectural lines in his new Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for New York Fashion Week.  Described as one of Neiman Marcus’ best selling designers, Singer delved deeper into his architectural femininity for Fall, this time exploring “Homomorphism”, the idea that any given formula ends up in the same […] Click to read more »

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Greg Lauren Creates a Secret Underground with His Signature Distressed Layered Menswear for Autumn 2016

Coming off the heels of his widely successful debut runway show for New York Fashion Week, designer Greg Lauren, nephew of Ralph, opted for a secret underground private club motif for his sophomore Fall 2016 collection. Walking into the Art Beam studio one could hear the horns of a handpicked track that informed guests that […] Click to read more »

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Vibrant Shades & Sharp Silhouettes Inflect Designer Stephen F’s Fall 2016 Collection for New York Fashion Week

Designer Stephen Ferber drew inspiration from the Whitney Museum and the concept of entering a different and unfamiliar world for his Stephen F Autumn 2016 collection. Bold colors, sharp silhouettes and luxe fabrics dominated the masculine, yet bold collection.  “The idea of THE NEXT ROOM COLLECTION is to look into a new world, to place […] Click to read more »

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Noam Chomsky’s “Requiem for the American Dream” speaks to the 99 percent by Vivian Rodriguez Meade

The documentary “Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely and essential film for anyone who isn’t part of the 1 percent in the U.S.  The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 and is opening today in theatres in limited release. “Requiem for the American Dream” is academic and political activist, Noam Chomsky’s discourse on […] Click to read more »

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The Classic Kids Pack a Powerful Burst of Tunes in Debut EP, “Forever Strong”

The Classic Kids have no doubt burst onto the scene with an infectious debut EP, “Forever Strong” that will pique a diverse pooling of fans and have them wanting more.  The leather clad jacket wearing crew, complete with boots bring their Brooklyn style of upbeat rock anthems to their new debut. It’s clear that the […] Click to read more »

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Film Festival Favorite “Serial Monogamist” Enjoys Brief LA Run Prior to DVD Release by Kevin M. Thomas

The old joke about lesbians bringing a U-Haul on their second date because they’re ready to move in is put to the test in a creative and fun way in the movie “Portrait of a Serial Monogamist.” Commitment-phobic Elsie may move-in on the second date but she also easily moves on, leaving an array of […] Click to read more »

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Radical Self Care Begins Now in a New Free 3-Part Video Training Series

With a new year here it’s always a great time to focus on the year upon us and the goals we want to fulfill.  The tools are here in a new video program called the “Radical Self Care Uncovered” series developed by Pegah Kadkhodaian. In this series you’ll figure out what is really driving you and […] Click to read more »

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Kwame Binea Shakedown talks Roots Rock, Bowie and His Brand of Music #PeaceLovePositivity

When artist Kwame Binea says his motto is Peace, Love and Positivity you believe it. Whether it’s being surrounded by his incredibly positive aura,  or hearing him command the stage singing his uplifting lyrics, Binea exudes the makings of greatness.  I met the 6’5 peaceful warrior finishing up some meditation before our interview and afterward […] Click to read more »

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Oscar Observation: Why Isn’t Rooney Mara Nominated for Best Actress? by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Award nominations were announced Jan. 14 and no matter how many surprises or snubs were among them, nothing was more noteworthy than to see if Rooney Mara was nominated for Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress for “Carol” and if Alicia Vikander will be nominated for one or two awards. Spoiler alert, both […] Click to read more »