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NYC and Hamptons Film Fest Review: ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Carol, HIFF, NYFF

Opening at the NY and Hamptons Film Festivals, "Carol," starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett shows that sometimes forbidden love is the most electric and entrancing of all. Read More »

NYC and Hamptons Film Fest Review: Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’

Michael Moore, Where to Invade Next, NYFF, HIFF

Michael Moore's European invasion brings back the spoils of peace, equity and humanity reflected in some of the best practices and programs that Europe has to offer. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Piaf! Le Spectacle’

Piaf, Anne Carrere, Piaf Le Spectacle

Edith Piaf's story is inspiring and triumphant amidst sorrow and loss, all revealed in the autobiographical grandeur of her classic, French songs. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘texts&beheadings/ElizabethR’ by Karin Coonrod and Compagnia de’ Colombari

texts@beheadings/ElizabethR, photo by Teresa Wood.

This avant-garde but entertaining show brings Queen Elizabeth I's personality craftily and colorfully to life using her poems, prayers, and speeches, dozens of threads stitched artfully together into a gracefully energetic mini-biography. Read More »

AdobeMAX: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Director Baz Luhrmann on Creativity


"The one or two times I've gone off course is when I began to believe that there was only one right way to create art, and there isn't." Read More »

AdobeMAX: Sneaks, and ‘Parks and Recreation’ Star Nick Offerman


Attendees at AdobeMAX love Sneaks. Co-hosted this year by 'Parks and Recreation' star Nick Offerman, Sneaks demonstrates currently in-development technology, which may or may not work its way into products. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Rocky Horrow Show Woodlawn

The Deco District theater’s annual production stars 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' contestant Ginger Minj as a punked-out Frank-n-Furter. Read More »

AdobeMAX: Creating Impossible Worlds with Photoshop


My favorite Photoshop instructor of all time, Bert Monroy, took people on a search for impossible worlds at AdobeMAX. Read More »

AdobeMAX: Unleashing Your Creative Weirdo

Carmine Black

A model, a DJ, and sugar skulls highlighted “Unleashing Your Creative Weirdo” at AdobeMAX, and that was just before the break. This workshop was one of a series of classes, speeches, and hands-on practice available at the LA Convention Center, October 5-7. AdobeMAX brings together users of Adobe software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat, with the engineers, developers and other people at Adobe Software who make the magic happen. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘The National Tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ Is Songtastic.

Abby Mueller as Carol King. Photo by Nathan Johnson

Like King herself the production feels pretty stripped down, bare, and plain, but it lets the music shine without overpowering everything with overly strong, busy set designs or story. Read More »