Archive for February, 2015

by / on February 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm / in The Twisted Library

Dog Training the American Male: Is it Possible?

Laugh out loud funny! Dog Training the American Male: A Novel, by L.A. Knight will have you in stitches. The novel follows Dr. Nancy Beach, a relationship counselor and radio talk show host, who ironically is not able to make her own relationships work. So how is a relationship counselor able to help other people with their relationships when in fact […]

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by / on February 20, 2015 at 11:10 am / in Food For Thought

Behind the Plate with Chef Hemant Mathur

Indian cuisine is all the rage, especially in New York City, where we have an entire neighborhood devoted to it — Curry Hill. Chef Hemant Mathur is making his mark in the city that never sleeps, with an impressive six restaurants currently under his belt, as well as a catering company. The chef plays both owner and executive chef to […]

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by / on February 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm / in Get Cultured

The Golden Race: The Bird vs The Boy (PREDICTIONS)

This is it folks! The last day of voting has passed, come this Sunday the Academy will announced its perception of best in their ceremony. We are in the last stretch of the race, one we can only assume who will win or who will lose. 2014 was an interesting year for film, and it will be remembered as such. […]

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by / on February 19, 2015 at 11:35 am / in Dress to Impress

African and European Influences Contribute to Esé Azénabor’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

The Esé Azénabor Fall/Winter 2015 Collection debuted during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 13th at the Fashion Gallery New York Fashion Week. It is very rare to see a younger designer like Esé Azénabor have such a firm grasp on her talent and use it to bring us a collection that is both mature and innovative. Esé Azénabor was born […]

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm / in Dress to Impress

Vintage and Modern Jewelry Collide at Doyle & Doyle

Snuggled away in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District lies a one-of-a-kind jewelry shop, which showcases a curated collection of vintage, antique, as well as modern jewelry. Doyle & Doyle, founded by sisters Elizabeth and Irene Pamela Doyle, displays handpicked jewelry that both showcases and celebrates gorgeous pieces from the past, while incorporating elements of the future. Heirloom by Doyle & Doyle is […]

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 11:15 am / in Dress to Impress

Michael DePaulo’s Black Tie Collection

Fashion designer Michael DePaulo said something that really struck me, and the way in which he said it made me really think about it for a long time. According to Michael, women see fashion as a sort of body armor that allows a woman to be herself, while still having inner protection. I have never had anyone describe fashion to me […]

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by / on February 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm / in Dress to Impress

Harlem’s Fashion Row Takes LA

The trek from New York to Los Angeles isn’t an uncommon one, so when Harlem’s Fashion Row CEO Brandice Henderson decided to expand her market, it was not a huge surprise. Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is an influential arts and entertainment organization that engages audience and aligns brands with emerging designers of color. Founded back in 2007, HFR has grown […]

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by / on February 17, 2015 at 11:25 am / in Dress to Impress

Feminine Prep On Display with Bell

Bell is a modern womenswear line that is known for their adorable, yet classic button-down shirts.  Their Spring 2015 collection was recently launched and the selection of summer dresses, skirts, tunics and blouses in different bold and vibrant patterns are a sight to behold. The collection is refreshing and represents what Spring is all about. Spring is about the flowers […]

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by / on February 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm / in Get Cultured

“Paradox Of the Urban Cliché” Provides Its Own Answers to Our Times

“Ni***s really want it bad in the hood” are words that are said by Ceez, the main character, within the first 10 minutes of the play “Paradox of the Urban Cliché.” He says this to make his antagonist understand the way he lives. Why do I start my review like this? Because he wasn’t saying that to his antagonist alone, […]

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by / on February 16, 2015 at 11:30 am / in Food For Thought

A Slice of Morocco in NYC

Alphabet City just got a major upgrade. A new dining experience, brought to New Yorkers by owner Amar Patel and executive chef Wesley Wobles, boasts Moroccan fare, signature cocktails and a hookah lounge. Casablanca, named for the classic film, is gorgeously decorated, with vintage artwork from the movie, whitewashed brick walls and Moroccan lanterns. The ambiance is immediately enchanting and […]

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