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New York City Parents

This is Why New York City Parents are Little Babies

  Like most performers who’ve made their way in the big city, I’ve had many side jobs. While the majority of my peers seem to wait tables, I prefer dealing with whiny children as opposed to whiny adults. I babysit. Babysitter Extraordinaire I’m the eldest (isn’t ‘eldest’ much more prestigious...

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: The 16th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   As the leader of the newly formed Republican party, Abraham Lincoln was Conservative in the sense that...

celebrities gone wild

Celebrities Gone Wild

Jay Z and Solange, Michael Sam and The Kiss, and baby names that don’t match.  Music by Kira Sohn. Check out this episode!   So Jay Z, Beyonce, Solange, and Julius Walk Into An Elevator…..     I’ve been where Jay has been several times before. There is not much...

louie

FX’s Louie Gives A Voice to TV’s “Fat Girl”

  Louie is one of televisions best shows and it has garnered such admiration from fans, and acclaim from critics, for its ability to put a microscope over a myriad of life’s little moments, moments considered to be mundane and/or trivial. But Louis C.K., creator/writer/director/editor and, of course, the star...

Kira Sohn

The Breeze: Who Is Kira Sohn?

  A Brooklyn songwriting duo is ready to unleash their talents on the world. Catch a rising star in Kira Sohn.       Kira Sohn Given the topic of “anything” and being asked to write 500 words is a fantasy task that just doesn’t happen anymore. I was excited,...

Give and Take

Paper Chase: Give and Take

  The market has been on a roller coaster ride over the past couple of weeks with momentum stocks and earnings driving volatility. Retail sales rose by 1.13%, the biggest increase since September 2012 and was ahead of analysts’ expectations. This is important because consumers are 2/3 of the American...

Drugs

This is My Drug Memoir: A Retrospective

It’s always bothered me how people who’ve never taken drugs will recount all of their dangers. It’s why it’s so easy for the media to slip it in that the “Miami Cannibal” was on LSD. Or cocaine. Or “bath salts.” Hallucinogens often get the worst brunt of these prohibitive assumptions....

the boondocks

The Boondocks??? Or Nah

  April 21st marked the return of the fourth and final season of the equally beloved and hated series The Boondocks on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The announcement of the return of the Militant Huey Freeman, young hood booger Riley, Granddad, Uncle Ruckus and a host of other characters we...

Rape Culture

Bundy, Sterling, Richardson, and Rape Culture

On this week’s podcast, we go deep into Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy’s misadventures in racism, plus Terry Richardson, rogue frats, and America’s rape culture. Check out this episode!     Rape Culture Courtesy of the dailyprincetonian.com:   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 19 percent of...

Donald Sterling

Banned For Life: An Authentic Reaction to Donald Sterling

This was a difficult decision for Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA. With only three months in his position, he has this dropped in his lap. He is forced to make a decision that will undoubtedly set a precedent for not only the NBA, but for all of professional sports....