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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.

Theater Review (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘Sense of an Ending’ by Ken Urban

Joshua David Robinson, Danyon Davis, 'SENSE OF AN ENDING,' 59E59th Theaters

Under duress and the threat of torture, one may do anything, admit to anything. During the 100 days of the darkness of the Rwandan genocide, one ethnic group butchered, the other died. And then there were those who managed to survive. And there were those who managed to walk the wall between the brutalizers and the brutalized. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway, 2015 NYC Fringe Festival): ‘An Inconvenient Poop’

Shawn Shafner, 'AN INCONVENIENT POOP,' 2015 NY Fringe Festival

“We are all poopers. We need to stop our fecal denial and talk about what to do with our shit!” This is the resounding message of An Inconvenient Poop, one of the notable offerings at the 2015 New York Fringe Festival, in its world premiere. A fantastical and humorous solo production created and performed by Shawn Shafner and directed by ... Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Steve: A Docu-Musical’

Colin Summers, 'STEVE: A DOCU-MUSICAL'

PoetryToMusic.com was a brilliantly conceived idea. Musicians put music to your poems and make awesome songs. Well, the site was limping along until an unusual character showed up and wrote that iconic and memorable email and added his handle, "Steve." Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): Summer Shorts Series B

Carmen Zilles, Alfredo Narciso, 'UNSTUCK,' 59E59th Theaters

What happens when you can't get out of your own way to change your life? You get help from an unlikely source, do something outrageous or do nothing until something ignites your will. It's summer and these one act plays, Summer Shorts 2015 at 59E59th Theaters are just the right fit when you need something lightweight yet adaptable for the hot season. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘Pimm’s Mission’

Mac Brydon, Ryan Tramont, 'PIMM'S MISSION,' 59E59 Theaters

Many of us want to make a difference by finding our true mission in life. Pimm has discovered his mission. Now, he is mentoring Thomas to make a difference and come out of his shell to discover his purpose in life. But there are problems that have to be overcome. And is doing a wrong to stop a wrong defensible if that is the only way? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Summer Shorts’

Tanis Parenteau, W. Tre Davis, 'GLENBURN 12 WP, Vickie Ramirez, Summer Shorts 2015, 59E59th Theaters

From beginning to end the Summer Shorts Program Series A is awesome on many levels. The last play will resonates with drama and power. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘On Beauty’ – A Documentary Short

Jayne Waithera, 'On Beauty,' Positive Exposure, Joanna Rudnick

What is beauty? What fashion magazines and the media presents? Is there room for individuality or must we all fit the conventional image of beauty we see plastered everywhere? Conventional beauty images by their very nature are discriminatory. Is that such a bad thing? Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

Quinn Franzen, Alia Attallah, Karan Oberoi, 'THREESOME,' 59E59th Theaters

When Leila and Rashid invite Doug over to be part of an intimate 'Threesome,' Doug is excited and feels he must accept to overcome a hurdle. But things are not what they seem for all three individuals. By the time their evening is over, the unexpected has happened and they will never be the same again. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ With Billy Crudup and Ezra Miller

Billy Crudup, 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

What would you do if you were given authority over others and no one was monitoring your actions? Would you apply the golden rule? Of course you would, unless you had a hidden axe to grind and more power than you ever imagined you could have. Such is the case when a simulated prison experiment becomes a runaway train and no one seems to be at the controls which happened at Stanford University in 1971. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Caffeinated’ With Danny Glover

'Caffeinated,' Hanh Nguyen, Vishal Solanki, Derek Baird

There are many secrets to the drink you probably take for granted every day you get up and have a cup of coffee to start your day. Do you know how botanists classify a coffee bean? It is a vegetable or fruit? Read More »