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Snakes By Design: Pythons, Boas and More at the Sacramento Reptile Show

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Let’s talk about the psychological profile of snake owners for a minute. According to the study, snake owners are “rule breakers who want to be different and don’t like routine jobs.” 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 »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘The LKY Musical’

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This musical traces the life of LKY aka Lee Kuan Yew (Adrian Pang), former Prime Minister of Singapore, who spearheaded Singapore's rise from a third world country to a fully developed first world nation. Read More »

SXSW V2V: Warning – You’re Losing Money by Not Being a Cultural Architect

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“The secret to great service brands, like Starbucks, Nordstrom and Nespresso, is that they inspire the customer experience through their teams,” said SGEi president Shane Green. It’s mindset and behaviors. These create a reputation. In today’s social media-focused environment your reputation is your brand. How you do things is how people will see you in the marketplace.” Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘The Singularity’ by Crystal Jackson

Laura Lundy-Paine & Michael Vega in Crystal Jackson's 'The Singularity.' ​​Photo by Bren Coombs.

In a rather dystopian future and on the verge of menopause, a woman is at a fertility clinic hoping to have her very last egg artificially inseminated. But things aren't going her way. Read More »

SXSW V2V: Growth Hacking in 10 Easy Steps

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“Grow fast or die slow,” was the quote from growth mentor Samir Patel (@meetsamir) that Vincent Dignan used to set the tone for his presentation, “Growth Hacking Live: Boost Your Startup in Realtime.” Dignan spoke to a room overflowing with startup entrepreneurs at SXSW V2V, a four-day (July 19-22) educational event in Las Vegas. He knows that quote is true. ... Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘the dreamer examines his pillow’ by John Patrick Shanley

The Attic Theater Company's production of John Patrick Shanley's "the dreamer examines his pillow" Pictured: Dennis Parlato and Lauren Nicole Cipoletti PHOTO: Natalie Artemyeff

In its first NYC revival since its 1986 debut, the play mingles passages of naturalistic dialogue with fanciful poetic flowerings to expose depths of passion and self-doubt. And for long swaths of the 90-minute one-act, the Attic Theater Company cast carries this difficult material off with a crazed, sparkling bravado. Read More »

The Ultimate Reality TV: Sanders and Trump – The Sorcerer and the Apprentice

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Two presidential candidates are getting my attention by making headlines and pretty much leaving the others in the dust – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. 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 »