N’Terior: Balancing Your Bedroom with Feng Shui

I’m sure you’ve heard the term feng shui (pronounced fung shway) before, but do you actually know what it means? Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art that reveals how to balance the energy in a space, making it healthier and more fortunate. Literally feng shui translates to “wind water”, two of the elements that Read More …

Should You (Do You Tip) For Bad Service?

        Tipping has become such an established social norm. Most people expect to be tipped when offering a service to clients. I believe that tipping should not be taken for granted. It’s earned and bad service does not require tipping.   Now I understand that most waiters and serving staff tend to be paid poorly. They count Read More …

Pharrell Williams is ‘Happy’

Singer-Rapper-Producer Pharrell Williams is one busy man. In 2013 he help create two of the year’s biggest pop hits – “Blurred Lines” for singer Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” for French Electronic duo Dadt Punk, which won the “Record of the Year. Williams has been in even higher demand lately, thanks in large part to Read More …

Dunn Case: Shoot First, Think Later

In a tragedy close in similarity to the Trayvon Martin incident (George Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter), another white man has been spared the first-degree murder charge for shooting a black teen – (17 year-old Jordan Russell Davis) to death in November 2012 after an argument ensued at a Jacksonville, Read More …

Lupita Nyong’o: Fashion’s Newest “It” Girl Rules the Red Carpet

Over night  “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o has become Hollywood’s one to watch. Her performance in the critically acclaimed movie has won her the Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress Supporting Role and nominations for Best Supporting Actress from the Golden Globe, BAFTA and (thought to be) the highest Read More …

Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and “Duke” Fakir

                                                    Chicago will soon be visited by two of Motown’s Royal Family members Mary Wilson and Abdul “Duke” Fakir, both founding and original members of the Supremes and Four Tops, Read More …

An Alien Abduction – Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus

    Lindsay Lohan For the last few years we’ve watched troubled actress Lindsay Lohan battle with drugs, alcohol and rehab. It seemed like for every two steps forward she took, she ran four steps back! These setbacks started with hospitalization for “overheating and dehydration.” Next were emotional problems and irresponsible and unprofessional behavior on Read More …

Kerry Washington: Red Hot and Scandalous in Hollywood!

  Actress Kerry Washington’s career has been a slow and steady climb. Born on January 31, 1977 in New York City, NY and raised by her two working parents in the Bronx, she attended the exclusive all-girls Spence School (which boasts Gwyneth Paltrow and Emmy Rossum among its alumni). Kerry participated in a host of Read More …

The Nina Simone Biopic Casting Controversy

Finally the Nina Simone story will be brought to the big screen. Filmmaker Cynthia Mort’s film Nina will open to anticipation and controversy that started way before production of the movie began. Simone, known as the “High Priestess of Soul ”was famous from the 1950s through the ’70s for her music and her civil rights Read More …

Arsenio Hall – Back to Late Night

Arsenio Hall is making a comeback! The once Prince of Late Night television and his Dog Pound are getting back in the late-night talk show arena. He bid adieu from the game almost 20 years ago. Many believe his show was cancelled but he actually resigned. He walked away from a show that was still Read More …