Articles by: Christopher Tuccillo

by / on November 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm / in Food For Thought

Dash Gaining Speed

  Dash Software, LLC, announced this month that their mobile restaurant app has expanded outside of the Big Apple and found its way to the Windy City. Dash is gaining popularity among the millennials who enjoy the ease of paying for their dining endeavors through their mobile devices. For those unfamiliar with Dash, this is how it works. When you […]

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by / on October 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Fearless Leads to Flawless

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? This question was posed by Fearless Beauty charity founder Heather Packer, and her non-profit aims to elevate the quality of life of many underprivileged women in India. Packer’s inspiration for the nonprofit organization came after a recent trip to Rishikesh. This municipal board lies on the foothills of the Himalayas, and is believed to […]

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by / on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 am / in Get Cultured

Your Uncle…No, Mein Uncle

This past week I had the liberty of attending an amazing performance of the absurdist dark comedy, Mein Uncle.  Written and directed by Aliza Shane, this strangely interesting tale centers around Adolf Hitler’s niece, Angela Maria “Geli” Raubal.  Performed at the Robert Moss Theater (440 Lafayette), the play encompasses a unique array of actors using simple set pieces to create […]

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by / on April 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm / in Get Cultured

Viewing the “Holy Land”

This past Tuesday I attended a performance of the Holy Land at HERE (145 6th ave).  The performance was originally written by French-Algerian playwright Mohammad Kacimi. Translated by Chantal Bilodeau, the tale begins in what could represent Iraq, Afghanistan or possibly Israel. The running narrative throughout the play revolves around the dehumanization and brutality associated with war and military conflict. The play begins with […]

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by / on March 28, 2014 at 11:10 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Smooth, Fresh, Soulful, Funky, Free Jazz

Several weeks ago I attended a birthday party for my friend Ed. He’s an amzing musician who has performed and befriended some of the great names along the spectrum of music. When I arrived at his place I was one of the first guests there. This is probably because of my neurotic impulse to be on time, or as my critics […]

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by / on March 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Thunderbolt Strikes Luna Park!

March 10th saw the groundbreaking new thrill ride, the “Thunderbolt” being introduced to Luna Park. The coaster, which encompasses a vertical steel style design, is the first of its kind in Coney Island. The celebration included a ceremonial “dig” marking the start of the ride’s construction. Those in attendance included President of Central Amusement International and Luna Park, Valerio Ferrari, […]

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by / on February 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm / in Get Cultured

The Woodsman Mesmerizes Its Audience

The Woodsman tells the forgotten tale of the infamous “Tin Man” character from the Wizard of Oz.  This theater version of the tale premiered at the wonderful 59E59 Theaters. The original story was published in 1918 by author Frank L. Baum. This modern interpretation was created by James Ortiz, and directed by Mr. Ortiz and Claire Karpen. The plot centers around a […]

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by / on January 20, 2014 at 10:55 am / in Get Cultured

I Am the Wind Blows into New York City

I Am the Wind is a seaworthy journey into the heavy swells of one’s own pathos. Although there was an absence of unnecessary theatrics at the 59E59 Theaters rendition, the end result was powerful. The playwright revolves around two friends simply labeled “The One” and “The Other.”These two mates spend a day eating, drinking and sailing, all while discussing personal fears […]

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm / in Dress to Impress

Bringing Back the Beau Tie

When you think of bow ties what usually comes to mind?  Maybe tuxedos, that one interesting Chemistry teacher, or even Fred Astaire. This is what came to my mind before my trip to Beau Ties Ltd. Although I may not be the oxford shirt, iron-pressed pants New Yorker, every person in the city owns some form of dress clothes. I’ve always […]

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by / on January 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm / in Bottoms Up

Silver Saber Joins the Dark Side

Belvedere has wasted no time entering into 2014.  Right now, select hotels in NYC, LA and South Beach have the privilege to enjoy the new Belvedere “Silver Saber”. This first of its kind laser cut bottle encompasses LED technology and also includes a special lighting filament to illuminate the signature vodka. The success spurred on from the release of the […]

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