Monthly Archives: May 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
After a 16 year career in the fashion industry, which included a vice-president of sales position for the ECKO Kids line, Trinidadian born Jasmine Graham was laid off and decided to turn her attention to giving back. “I had been volunteering my time with an organization called Team in Training for 3 years,” says the current Brooklynite. “They prepare you for half marathons, marathons, triathlons and century rides while you raise money for blood cancer. I ran my first marathon with them in Alaska in 2006 and I stayed with the program and became a mentor and then an assistant coach. By
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Monday, May 23, 2011
If you ask Jack, the 5-year-old little boy who narrates Emma Donoghue’s audacious 2010 novel, Room, life is grand. He’s got the whole world at his fingertips, at least the world he’s come to know. Trapped in an 11-by-11-foot room since the day he was born (there’s a spot on the rug that “marks” the occasion), he and Ma, his 26-year-old mother, live day in and day out in a soundproofed shed in the backyard of their captor’s house. A man Jack and Ma refer to as Old Nick, kidnapped, rapped imprisoned and impregnated Ma seven years earlier. Now, she’s