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Author Archives: Carole Di Tosti

Carole Di Tosti, Ph.D. is a published writer, novelist and poet. She authors three blogs: The Fat and the Skinny, All Along the NYC Skyline, A Christian Apologists' Sonnets. She contributed articles for Technorati on various trending topics. She guest writes for other blogs. She covers NYC trending events and writes articles promoting advocacy. She was a former English Instructor. Her published dissertation is referenced in three books, two by Margo Ely.

Movie Review: ‘Rubble Kings,’ Narrated by John Leguizamo

'Rubble Kings,' Shan Nicholson, New York City, Bronx

New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy, gangs thrashed out conflicts in all city boroughs, arson was a daily occurrence in the Bronx and crime was its main income. From the rubble and ashes of the Bronx where there was little to live for and much desolation, a small spark of hope ignited. What happened amidst the devastation and misery was a change that occurred for all time and it had nothing to do with politics. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘SlingShot’

'SlingShot,' Paul Lazarus, Dean Kamen

Some scientists are not completely at the behest of self-serving corporations. Some scientists actually want to make a difference and better the lives of millions. These scientists are their own entrepreneurs and their mantra is do no harm. Read More »

Interview: Frédérique de Lamothe, Director of the Cru Bourgeois du Médoc Wine Alliance

Cru Bourgeois du Medoc, Consulate General of France

'The first endeavor of the association is to develop a procedure which maintains superior quality along the Cru Bourgeois du Médoc. The association is guaranteeing a high caliber of wine for the consumer.' Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘My Perfect Mind’ with Edward Petherbridge

Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59th Theaters

The mind is mystery's plaything. The illustrious actor Edward Petherbridge has achieved the apex of his career with an engagement to act the title role of 'King Lear,' and when happens to stop him in his tracks, he cannot be counted out. Read More »

Theater Review: (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘Hey Jude’ by Nancy Manocherian

Adam Weppler, Deborah Offner, Larry Cahn, The Cell Theatre, Urban Stages

When the center cannot hold, there is chaos, confusion and despair. Anna is desperately trying to keep her family together to celebrate the coming Christmas season. But her husband's dementia is growing worse and Jude, her son wants to finally know who his parents are. Anna's choices are few, but she does have an interesting way of coping. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Set Fire to The Stars’ Starring Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, 'Set Fire To The Stars

With "Set Fire to the Stars," filmmaker Andy Goddard has constructed a layered film that is clear and intentionally muted. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘In My Father’s Words’ by Justin Young

Angus Peter Campbell, Garry Collins, IN MY FATHER'S WORDS, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Lou is called to the police station to pick up his father who was wandering and lost. It is the first time he's seen him in 15 years for they are estranged. Unable to get Don placed in a nursing home, he is forced to take what appears to be an unqualified caretaker to care for Don while Lou is working. Turns out he couldn't have chosen better for she knows Gaelic and recognizes when his father is saying long lost words he had forgotten. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Soaked in Bleach’ – Controversial Film About Kurt Cobain’s Death

Kurt Cobain, 'Soaked in Bleach,' Benjamin Statler

When news reports of Kurt Cobain's suicide came out, the world was in shock and then settled back to thinking it was another of example of a rocker living fast, dying young and leaving a good looking corpse. Only in Cobain's case it wasn't so good looking; a shotgun blast to the head killed him. Or was it? After the case was closed by the Seattle Police Department another investigator who had information pieced together details and information that he had that the police didn't want to see. His conclusions are explosive and may result in re-investigating Kurt Cobain's death, this time as a homicide. Read More »

‘Dinner With The Boys’ – A Conversation With Dan Lauria About His Play

'Dinner With The Boys,' Frank Megna, Dan Lauria, Ray Abruzzo, Richard Zavaglia

'As a matter of fact, the only blood you see in our show is that Ray takes a ketchup bottle and sprays it on the window. And we don’t care if the audience sees it’s ketchup.' Read More »

Irish Rep’s Glittering Gala Celebrating Yeats: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olympia Dukakis

William Butler Yeats, The Irish Rep, YEATS: The Celebration, Irish Rep Benefit Gala 2015

The one-night-only show will include performances by Gabriel Byrne, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Errico, Colum McCann, Peter Gallagher, John Slattery ('Mad Men'), and more. Read More »