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A History of Avant-Garde Theater

A History of Avant-Garde Theater

A Brief Look at How Contemporary Experimental Theater Came to Be By: Ariana DiLorenzo To give a truly comprehensive history of the avant-garde theater movement in America, would take a book, and there are several. So, for the purposes of contextualizing the current “avant-garde” scene, here is a brief overview […]

 
 

The Dish on the New Queens of All Media

The Dish on the New Queens of All Media

A look into the world of gossip bloggers and their growing influence By: Arielle Schwarz On Friday April 8, 2011, the celebrity media caught wind that 89-year-old Betty White had lashed out at Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, calling them “terribly ungrateful” and “unprofessional” for their repeated public bad behavior. […]

 
 

Top Celebrity Blogs

Top Celebrity Blogs

The Top Gossip Sites in the Fame Game By: Arielle Schwarz While there are dozens of gossip blogs, some blogs have found a formula that gains them loyal followers and strong reputations, while others fizzle out after just a few months. At the end of 2009, Viralogy, a site dedicated […]

 
 

Achieving Fashion Fame in New York:
The Delicate Balance Between Luck and Success

Achieving Fashion Fame in New York: The Delicate Balance Between Luck and Success

By: Peter Lesser Aspiring fashion designer Daniel Silverstein believes in using every opportunity to promote his wares. When he decided to check out the SoHo boutiques one spring afternoon, he brought along a friend who wore one of his designs, a teal-colored skin-tight dress. On their second stop of the […]

 
 

Luke Cummo: From Training To Teaching

Luke Cummo: From Training To Teaching

After tasting fame and fortune in the UFC, the former contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter” now enjoys a quiet, low-profile life. By Nick Klopsis Luke Cummo stood amid eight martial artists-in-training at a gym in Garden City, New York. He showed his class their next drill—left jab, right hook, parry, […]

 
 

Dave Martin: Not Your Bitch, Bitch

Dave Martin: Not Your Bitch, Bitch

The story of a reality show star who knows how to make his 15 minutes last. By Krista Golia On the last challenge of the reality cooking show, Top Chef, finalist Dave Martin made a horrible mistake: He forgot to assemble one dish. There were 37 seconds left on the […]

 
 

Sophie Mitchell Turned Sweet 16, But Did She Turn Sweet at 16?

Sophie Mitchell Turned Sweet 16, But Did She Turn Sweet at 16?

The former Super-Sweet-Sixteener dishes what really happened on her 16th birthday and how she rose above the harsh backlash. by Julia Morpurgo On August 15, 2005, Sophie Mitchell and her mother sat back in the plush seating of P. Diddy’s luxurious New York Dream Hotel, watching the video of Mitchell’s […]

 
 

This is The True Story of Seven Strangers

This is The True Story of Seven Strangers

The story of how a Jamaica native charmed his way to the granddaddy of reality TV By Arielle Schwarz   For fans of MTV’s “The Real World,” the show’s opening theme can be recited by memory. Each episode of the show’s now-25 seasons begins by introducing the cast members as […]

 
 

Lady Gaga: Doing It For the Fame

Lady Gaga: Doing It For the Fame

How the singer has rocketed to pop stardom and become a global phenomenon By Javy Rodriguez To be famous, Lady Gaga is willing to go whatever extremes are necessary, including a staged death on live television. Her performance of “Paparazzi” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards starts with the […]

 
 

Funny Man Chris Farley Leaves a Larger-Thank-Life Legacy

Funny Man Chris Farley Leaves a Larger-Thank-Life Legacy

The “Black Sheep” star’s life was cut short, however his comedy has left a lasting impression on Saturday Night Live as well as film By Peter Lesser Chris Farley made a career out of the ridiculous. “I’m just dandy. I got a bowl of chocolate pudding in my underpants,” he […]