Text by K. Cecchini “When has America ever, ever been welcoming to immigrants?!” Bill Maher poised this rhetorical question last week on his HBO show, Real Time. Couldn’t tell ya, Mr. Maher. Here are a few examples of the immigrant experience gone wrong in the States: Genocidal Tendencies The first peoples in the Americas likely migrated across the Bering Strait … More Living in Limbo: Immigration
Unless you’re just looking for a Festivus miracle, we have some ideas that will bring good tidings to the Earth (and some for your wallet) this holiday season. Gift Alternatives. Gift giving is ingrained into many of our holiday traditions, but much of what is given is often a token of good intentions and the … More Create A Green Christmas or a Festivus Miracle?
Colbert/Carell Photos by Neil Grabowsky (Check out his site: The Jersey Nerds) Text and Behind the Scene Photos by K. Cecchini Anticipation for the 2015 season for the Montclair Film Festival started building this weekend with the Stevphens! -Colbert & Carell – and the Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101 seminars. To add to the excitement, … More MFF Behind the Screen: The “Stevphens”! & Notes on Show Biz
Kick Holiday Stress to the Curb On your marks, get set, GO! That’s how so many of us feel now that Thanksgiving crept up on us and it’s a mad dash to the New Year. Between holiday shopping; special family and work events; as well as out-of-town visitors or traveling, it sometimes feels … More Dr. Nina’s What You Need To Know to “unwrap” your stress:
@KralTunes In honor of Marshall Mathers’ record label turning 15 years old comes SHADY XV, a hip hop compilation album performed by various artists of the Shady Records brand. For someone that loved the first 3 EMINEM albums, but quickly lost interest after ENCORE‘s release, I was hoping for some rekindling of the old SLIM SHADY … More SHADY XV: Get That Money
Indigenous representatives from around the world brought their environmental concerns to the Climate Change March in New York this past September. I will admit my own ignorance to the environmental issues that the Ramapough Lenape have been experiencing just beyond New York City. One of the greatest hazards the tribe has been facing is the … More Ford’s Dirty Laundry
Text by Dr. Nina Radcliff/Photos by k. Cecchini “The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” ~Ann Wigmore. The link between food and our physical health is well known. What we put into our mouths can either help protect us from, or … More Dr. Nina’s What You Need to Know About Food & Depression
@KralTunes “Hey, remember when hearing that TV On The Radio had a new album coming out sparked such a feeling of excitement in your bowels that it sent you rushing to the john in a fit of ecstasy?!” No..me neither…mainly because its been quite a while since they have possessed such an uncontrollable command over … More TV On The Radio…What The Hell?!
Text by K. Cecchini Sex can be a taboo conversation as it is…so how do you get people to open up about their experiences in a sex industry fraught with illicit activities, shame, denial and fear? Director Jane Wells shared a bit of her approach and experiences in interviewing prostitutes and pimps for the documentary, … More Let’s Talk About Sex
Text by Dr. Nina Radcliff/Photos by K. Cecchini Americans remain understandably guarded when it comes to Ebola. The confidence in our country’s ability to fight the virus took some hits—a missed communication; two nurses contracting the virus while caring for a dying man; and the returning doctor moving freely around a densely populated city. Our … More Dr. Nina’s What You Need To Know: About Ebola, today