Monthly Archives: January 2011

Film Review: 127 Hours

James Franco is stuck between a rock and a hard place in 127 Hours, a gripping film adaptation of Aron Ralston’s real-life harrowing five-day experience trapped by a boulder in a canyon at a national park in Utah.Danny Boyle, the director of the Oscar winning smash hit Slumdog Millionaire, delivers a modern Castaway, using split screens, sharp editing, exaggerated sound effects and a rocking soundtrack to delve into the effect the tragedy has on Franco’s psyche and his incessant will to live.Franco gives an Oscar worthy gut-wrenching visceral performance that awakens the senses and leaves you celebrating the human spirit.127 Hours is

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Writing While Black: Will Writing for Black Publications Hinder Me From Getting Mainstream Work?

I’ve been working as a freelance writer for two years.  The more I do it, the more I love it.  Not the freelance part, but the writing part. To those outside of the business, freelancing sounds glamorous: working in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home; being your own boss; making your own schedule.  Sure, it’s great.  But don’t forget to add to that: stalking chasing down folks to pay you your money; not having a steady guaranteed pay check or health insurance; having to constantly hustle, pitch and network to get that next assignment.  It takes a lot of work

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In The Closet Part 2: The Big Reveal

A while back, I let you all into my horrendous walk-in closet. In case you missed it, you can check out the post here. But after months of procrastinating (and not being able to find things), I finally rolled up my sleeves and got my beloved wardrobe room into tip top shape. So. Without further ado, sit back, relax and enjoy The Big Reveal! Not too shabby, huh? Oh, and remember all of those clothes I didn’t know what to do with? Well, I bagged them up, along with a ton of other stuff I don’t wear/need anymore and plan

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