Archive for February, 2015

by / on February 13, 2015 at 3:16 pm / in The Twisted Library

How to Live a Happier Life in 52 Simple Ways

The desire for happiness is universal: no matter what our differences are, we all want the same thing. Jim Ryan, a motivational coach and speaker, shares his message of living your best life in Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up. Each chapter has a simple message that may seem obvious to many of us.  But even if we’ve all heard […]

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by / on February 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm / in Get Cultured

The Golden Race: OSCARS Gone Wild! WGA Predictions

Oh what a ride this is! Last week I said that if Alejandro G. Iñarritu won the DGA, “Birdman” would go all the way. Don’t get me wrong, I think “Birdman” is going to win one of the major awards, but we are getting set up for a split. The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) ceremony was this weekend, and […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Have a Drink at Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen

A piece of the East Village has arrived in Chelsea, with the opening of Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen’s second location on 8th Avenue. Started by Thomas O’Bryne, David Clarke and Colin Stewart, the location has become famous for serving some of the rarest brews and delicious bar food around. Exuding a rustic and welcoming atmosphere, Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen captures […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm / in Get Cultured

“Eyes For Consuela” is a Technical Joy

“Eyes For Consuela” is a surrealist exploration of love, life, and death set deep in the Mexican jungles in the late 90’s. Written by Sam Shepard, the play pits Henry, an American man running away from the north, against the Mexican Jungle and more precisely Amado, his torturer. As the night goes on to the next day, our two protagonists […]

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by / on February 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm / in Get Cultured

From “Birth of a Nation” to “Selma”: 100 Years After the Seminal Film Opened

In cinematic history there’s one movie that is both looked at with shame and regretful reverence. The movie’s depiction of the American dream destroyed by the abolishment of slaves is one that has sparked numerous conversations throughout the years. In this film, the black folks don’t seem to be able to adapt to their new freedom in the pristine white […]

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by / on February 11, 2015 at 1:35 pm / in Get Cultured

Shop Like a Celebrity – Grammy Awards Swag

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a celebrity? Well, we got our chance to see what it’s like to be backstage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards this past weekend. Distinctive Assets, the LA-based entertainment marketing company produced the official talent gift bags and backstage gift lounge for the show, which is open to the presenters and performers at […]

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by / on February 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Grammys Viewing Party: New York Edition

Even though Los Angeles is home to music’s biggest night, New York hosts some of the hottest Grammys viewing parties of the season. Located in the heart of Times Square, people filled the historic Liberty Theater as Grey Goose Vodka and Stadiumred presented The New York VIP Grammy Awards Party hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. […]

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by / on February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am / in Bottoms Up

The Sweetest Sips: Valentine’s Day Cocktails & Bottles

Impress your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by concocting them a special love potion all your own! These cocktail recipes are sure to put your sweetheart in the mood and it’s a quick, easy way to make something that shows your care. Passion Margarita (Courtesy of Powell & Mahoney) 1.5 oz. Powell & Mahoney Mango Passion Margarita 1/2 oz. almond […]

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by / on February 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Sex Tips for Straight Women From A Gay Man

Sex Tips for Straight Women From A Gay Man will have you bursting out in laughter throughout the entire night. There is not one instance where the show does not provoke a wave of laughter from the audience. I recently saw a performance of Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man and it was amongst one of the […]

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by / on February 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm / in Get Cultured

Academy Award Race Shaping Up: DGA Predictions

Here it comes, February. Black History Month is in February. The Super Bowl starts the month. Valentine’s Day is right smack in the middle of it and President’s day is not far after. But what really matters to film buffs? Why is this month so big for those cinematic lovers that follow movies like sports? It’s because at the end […]

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