Archives for January 2014

Is the Polar Vortex Really the Problem of a Sold-Out Super Bowl?

  by Amy Lignor Okay, no matter who it is you’re voting for – whether it be the Manning juggernaut that has broken records all season long and proved to be a highly respectful team; or you go the way of the ‘underdog’ and stand behind the ‘birds’ who, although could have been recognized and […]

Social Media: A Happy Marriage Begins With a Loyal Courtship

    Social media effectiveness is much like building a happy marriage. The beginning is all about establishing care, dependability, loyalty, friendship and more, in order for the courtship to turn into an engagement to turn into a lifelong commitment.   Everyone talks about the ins-and-outs of a great PR campaign, and there are hundreds […]

Alice in Walkerland!

  Alice Walker The “PBS American Masters” Interview with Kam Williams   Alice Walker has been defined as one of the key international writers of the 20th Century. She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National Book Award in 1983 for her novelThe Color Purple — one […]

Will the Upcoming SI Cover Be an Ode to Orange

   by Amy Lignor or a Rainfall of Skittles? Although you want to believe the ‘Swimsuit’ issue is the best one Sports Illustrated puts on the shelves each year, the reality is that this is the magazine that is still at the top of their game after decades of awesome reporting.   Seeing as that […]

Is the Pro Bowl Even Necessary?

  by Amy Lignor There are still many things about the Pro Bowl that are hard to understand. One of the first being, why is it even played? Especially before the Super Bowl has been played?   When the Pro Bowl came after everything else was set in stone, it seemed fine. A mini-vacation for […]

Today’s Recipe: Vegetarian Pizza

by Alfredo Zotti Pizza Base For the pizza base, you will need: Approximately 7g sachet of dry yeast 1 cup of water (just a normal tea cup) 2 and ½ cups of flour A pinch or about ½ teaspoon of sugar Procedure Mix the yeast in the water and add the sugar; Introduce one cup […]

Poignant Road Flick Features Autistic Orphan in Search of Family

  Demi-Soeur (Half-Sister) Film Review by Kam Williams   Nenette (Josiane Balasko) never left home because of her mentally-disability. So, you can imagine the shock when her mother, the loving, lifelong caretaker who had shielded her from the cruel world for over a half-century, suddenly passes away. Finding herself in desperate straits, the autistic orphan decides to […]

Nature Stories at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, January 30

  Date: January 30, 2014 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am You and your children are invited to participate in a nature-themed storytime and activity!  Meet other families in your community and enjoy the outdoors during these fun-filled programs at the Prairie Ridge amphitheater.  Stories and activities are geared toward children 6 and younger, though everyone is welcome. […]

Sports: Looking Forward to Seeing the Past

   by James Moore Technology never stops. Everything from networks to social media to new, extreme sports and equipment…heck, with every new start of a New Year, state-of-the-art devices and challenges are once again brought into sports’ arenas around the world.   Oddly enough, this time out as we look into the future and see […]

Jaded Playboy Rethinks His Womanizing Ways in Boys’ Club Comedy

  Cavemen Film Review by Kam Williams   Dean (Skylar Austin) lives in L.A. with three buddies in a warehouse converted into a windowless loft they call “The Cave.” The appellation is apropos since these twenty-something slackers behave like cavemen, spending most of their free time at local haunts bars trying to lure women back to their […]

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