Friday, January 20, 2012
If I could add an additional 1000 square feet to my apartment at home; swap out the hardwood for marble floors; throw in a master bathroom the size of a NYC studio apartment; and switch my drab view of Papa Johns with crystal clear blue ocean waters, my spot would look just like the rooms here at The Seven Stars Resort in the Turks and Caicos.
I feel so at home here; it’s less hotel, more home away from home.
I soooo needed this getaway. The winter blues began to set in. I was starting to live in my feelings on a daily basis. Again. And just when I was on the brink of an inevitable wall slide, my beloved editor hit me up and asked me to review this beautiful resort.
Friday, January 13, 2012
“There is something terribly radical about believing that one’s own experience and images are important enough to speak about, much less to write about and to perform “ -James Baldwin That quote by famed literary icon James Baldwin is a staple on the website for The Fire This Time Festival, and speaks to its mission to provide captivating, conscious portrayals of the black experience and offer a platform for early-career playwrights of African descent to explore new voices, styles and challenging new directions for contemporary theater. The festival, which kicks off its third season on January 16 with a panel discussion on diversity in contemporary
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
One of the most fascinating conflicts to watch on screen is the internal struggle of sexual expression. Only after watching important films like Pariah, does it become glaringly clear just how difficult it is to be your authentic self in a world where you feel there’s no place to be the person that you know you are. Adepero Oduye brings that battle to life with her fearless portrayal of Alike (pronounced: Ah-Lee-Kay), a Brooklyn teenager who isn’t really coming to terms with her sexuality per se, but more so struggling to figure out how, where and with whom she can