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 »


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 »


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 »

The Classic Kids

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 »


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 »


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 »

photo by Jeffrey Henson Scales


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 »

Rooney Mara nomimated for "Carol" Best Supporting Actress

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 »


Compelling New Doc, “Prescription Thugs” Questions Americans Addiction to Pharmaceuticals

Filmmaker Chris Bell has done it again by creating a timely documentary that not only addresses a current American epidemic as well as making a film that hits home on a personal level for the director. Those of you who saw “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” know how Bell exposed the world of steroids in professional sports under […] Click to read more »


Alternative Rock Band, herMajesty Captivate both on Stage and on their New EP, “My Body Your Mind”

When herMajesty takes the stage, as they did last Wednesday at Pianos in New York City,  it’s clear that this four member band has their act together allowing lead singer, JP to become the ringleader for this captivating band who just released their new EP, “My Body Your Mind”. With poetic, and often dark lyrics […] Click to read more »