Celebrity

Web of Funny: Seeking Fame Under UCB’s Net

Web of Funny: Seeking Fame Under UCB’s Net

On a cold March night on New York’s Upper East Side, about 50 people gather in the halls of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network television studio eagerly awaiting the unexpected. The group is the studio audience for The Special Without Brett Davis, a new public access talk show that has already […]

 
 

Hillsong NYC: The Church on Millennial’s Hilltop

Hillsong NYC: The Church on Millennial’s Hilltop

It is about 6:30 p.m. on a chilly Sunday and attendees are already snaked around the corner of East 15th Street outside of Irving Plaza. Below the red neon sign hangs a “Welcome Home” banner. The longtime concert venue, which recently booked Paul McCartney on Valentine’s Day for a night […]

 
 

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

One video and one strange dance later, and PSY, a South Korean rapper and singer, is out breaking YouTube and making millions. PSY has been making music for Korean audiences for 12 years, but his sudden rise to fame in the international market has come to a complete shock to […]

 
 

Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity

Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity

  Her thin lips are curved downward. Her hair is perfectly coiffed. The year is 1930 so she is fashionably donning a thick fur coat that drapes down to her calves. Because the gorge of Constantine in Algeria is cold in February, her arms are wrapped tightly around her torso, […]

 
 

From Fitness to Famous

From Fitness to Famous

Gyms all around America are swarming with people trying to get that perfect beach bod before summer rolls in. Coaxing that last bench press out of clients in these crowded workout rooms are personal trainers who are paid an average of $75 an hour for private sessions. And it’s pretty […]

 
 

Cooking Up Celebrity

Cooking Up Celebrity

One of the hottest tickets in the cuisine capital of New York is a reservation to a top restaurant, those where the chef decides what he will serve during your four-hour feast.  One such restaurant is Atera in downtown Manhattan, where executive chef Matthew Lightner and his large crew cook […]

 
 

Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying

Tyler McKeever, 16, meanders his way through a sea of students to get to his first class on a misty Monday morning at East Ridge High School, in suburban Woodbury, Minnesota. As he walks, his outward demeanor looks calm and collected, but, on the inside, painful memories cloud his thoughts.

 
 

From Brooklyn to “The Bachelor” and Back

From Brooklyn to “The Bachelor” and Back

Sitting in a corner of The Rabbit Hole, one of the many hipster-esque, vintage-inspired restaurants of Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Marshana D. Ritchie doesn’t look that out of place.  The only thing setting her apart is her makeup, which is way more glamorous than the usual natural, hippie-want-to-be tones […]

 
 

For the Love of the Spotlight

For the Love of the Spotlight

Perched on a barstool in a straight out of a Sex-and-the-City-style apartment on West 23rd, Stacy Kessler, an actress, model, host and lifestyle coach, tilts her head from side to side. Sasha, the stunning young woman doing Kessler’s makeup on this unseasonably warm February evening, is adjusting different lights to […]

 
 

Julia Child: the first “French Chef” in most American homes

Julia Child: the first “French Chef” in most American homes

Fifty years ago, one new PBS show opened with a high-pitched voice, sounding on the verge of a girlish giggle, warmly announcing, “Hello, I’m Julia Child. Welcome to the ‘French Chef,’ and the first show on our series in French cooking.” In that very first episode, Child cooks boeuf bourguignon, […]