I am inspired by weird shapes and textures. I am inspired by small pieces of larger preexisting things such as a toggle closure on a coat or a buckle on a shoe. Also, I have always loved all things Art Deco – like Art Deco in its heyday and the relationship between the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts design movement relative to Art Deco.
By Nick Christophers Comedy is sometimes considered the healthiest type of medicine and for most folks it is true. This theory has been the backbone of many comedians when appearing in public. The art of comedy was first utilized in theatre in Ancient Greece. It comes as no […]
“I said to myself, if I can get in to read for David Chase, that I would try something different at the audition, take a risk, and I did in the room. I always heard the horror stories that actors would read for the show like 12 times, and would not book a role. I got the first call, the audition, and impressed David Chase, granted it was only one episode. But it was great to work with the show and director Mike Figgis (“Leaving Las Vegas”). “The Sopranos” actually got me my SAG card, so it’s something special.”
By Seth Fera-Schanes and Photography Copyright Lea Sophie Foto Everyone has a favorite neighborhood or business in the city to find gifts for friends and family. One of my favorite places is the Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The space is filled with local artisans selling hand-made […]
By Denise Oliveira It took patience, music and Twitter to launch artist-author-musician Alan Robert’s career as an award-winning comic book creator. “I was about to self-publish in 2009 when a comic book writer I really admire noticed me on Twitter and that led to a contract with IDW,” […]
By Nick Christophers New York City has always been a key location for those in search of A-list entertainment. From film to music to live theater, it’s an American Mecca for artists looking to expand their craft and cement themselves amongst the New York City scene. However, no […]
By Nick Christophers Most sports fans normally only see the industry on the surface and rarely see the business end of it. One part of the business is the “game” of being an agent to the top players in a given organization. The world of negotiating contracts and […]
Music is truly global. The music industry keeps on changing and I welcome new opportunities as they present themselves
He’s an award-winning chef who, after 40 years in the business, still gets up at 5:30 am to make croissants. Jean-Jacques Bernat, the owner of Provence en Boite in Brooklyn now employs a pastry chef, but he is still intimately involved in the daily workings of his restaurant and pastry shop.
She worked in film, and never thought she’d write a cookbook. But then she started a food blog, and everything changed. “I’ve always been attracted to stories, and it turns out a cookbook is just a way to tell a story. Every recipe has its narrative,” says Ana Sofia Peláez, whose new cookbook, The Cuban Table, published by St. Martin’s Press hits bookstores on Oct. 28. Earlier this month, we spoke with Brooklyn-based Ana about her personal story, her blog, Hungry Sofia, and her upcoming book. Below, she shares one of her favorite recipes from the book, Arroz con Pollo.