Celebrity

Why We Still Love Lucy

Why We Still Love Lucy

Lucille Ball walked with confidence down Massachusetts Avenue on a chilly February day in 1988, heading to Harvard to claim her title of Woman of the Year at the Hasty Pudding festival. Then in her seventies, Ball could not believe that so many twenty-something students stood shouting their praise from […]

 
 

The Magic of Houdini

Harry Houdini had an uncanny ability to escape from almost anything: ropes, jail cells, handcuffs, water-filled milk cans, straightjackets, even graves. His death-defying stunts attracted adoring crowds during the early 1900s. Today, 87 years after his death, Houdini remains one of the most influential magicians in history

 
 

Sudhir Kandula Spices Up Reality TV

Sudhir Kandula Spices Up Reality TV

When Sudhir Kandula came in second place on the reality show America’s Next Great Restaurant for his Indian food concept “Tiffin Box” he was not fazed. Kandula decided to enter the reality show because his idea for a fast casual Indian restaurant (think Chipotle, Panera Bread and Le Pain Quotidien) […]

 
 

Who is Jason Christopher Peters?

Who is Jason Christopher Peters?

It was February 2008, and then-25-year-old Jason Christopher Peters felt like a prisoner. As a finalist for the competition reality show “Stylista,” he had been sequestered in a Los Angeles hotel with no phone, no computer, and no one to talk to except CW Television Network casting agents and producers […]

 
 

Call Me The Sucklord

Call Me The Sucklord

  Morgan Phillip’s studio, located above an art gallery in a Lower East Side tenement, looks at first typical for an artist with a wall covered in paint. However, instead of paint and markers, his table is filled with toys from “Star Wars,” “The Love Boat,” and other movies and […]

 
 

Heather Marter Played Her Cards and Won Love

Heather Marter Played Her Cards and Won Love

  A pivotal moment during the 25th season of the popular MTV reality show “The Real World,” takes place in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Dustin Zito, outfitted in a gray sweatshirt, basketball shorts, and a backwards baseball cap, waltzes from the kitchen to a bathroom. […]

 
 

Big Ang Is The Next Big Thing

Big Ang Is The Next Big Thing

On a Saturday night in mid-February, a slightly oily young man in a white tank-shirt stood outside of Splash bar in Chelsea, smoking a cigarette, “I can’t wait for this bitch to show up,” he said to a friend, adding, “She better get here soon because I’m wasted.” He was […]

 
 

The Sweet Taste of Stardom, and Donuts

The Sweet Taste of Stardom, and Donuts

Busying himself behind the counter at Flex Donuts, a pop-up shop in Grand Central Station, Zac Young pipes chocolate peanut butter filling into freshly fried donuts. Young is working alone this mid-February morning at his latest venture, but maintains a gleaming smile as he dunks donuts into a bowl of […]

 
 

Howard Stern: Foul-Mouthed and Famous

Howard Stern: Foul-Mouthed and Famous

Howard Stern’s first radio stint ended just as quickly as it started. A scrappy, albeit gawky Boston University student, Stern had concocted a comedy game show of sorts for his alma mater’s radio station, WTBU. Barring the pretend broadcasts Stern acted out in his childhood bedroom, this was his first […]

 
 

Maya Angelou: The Ascent to Fame of an Uncaged Bird

Maya Angelou: The Ascent to Fame of an Uncaged Bird

  Maya Angelo — the writer, activist, producer, actor, playwright, actress, humanitarian and professor–possesses a talent that has taken her from humble beginning to worldwide acclaim that has spanned decades. Her life is a tale of struggle and perseverance.  Yet, despite the many downfalls in Angelou’s life, she found success […]