“Rialto” Movie Review

I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of “Rialto”, Peter Mackie Burns, after watching the film. Before I share his answers to questions and insights from our chat, I’ll share with you a bit about the movie and how its unexpected journey of responsibility resonates from start to finish. (Free of spoilers, of course)….

Morality

Morality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. (Webster’s Dictionary). (Or: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational people. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). The definition of morality as a whole is important, but words that stick out…

Disappointment and Regret

To be honest, it’s hard not to feel as though disappointment and regret are one-in the same. Beginning to write this, I’m still not entirely sure I know where I’m going with this piece. In the end it might only be filled with disappointment and regret, and still somehow I think that’s the point. Disappointment…

Gray Beauty

It’s easy to feel inspired by color, it’s easy to feel some sense of emotion brought on by vibrancy. Most of the time in life, we tend to see things as one way or the other: black and white, good and bad, law and order. We learn early that there aren’t really shades to living….

Tiger parenting WILL put a negative impact on your child’s mental health

Yale Law School professor introduced us to the term ‘Tiger parenting’in 2011 in her memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” and the outlook on toxic strict parenting has never been the same ever since even though tiger parenting has been existing since forever in brown families and other Asian families. It’s so normalized in…

#TheShowMustBePaused Music Industry Stands In Solidarity With National Protests

“Tuesday, June 2nd is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week,” they wrote. “The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. An industry that has profited predominantly from Black art. Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black…

We Marched in Brooklyn Yesterday

This is from our Periscope feed: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OdJrqDgBOOGX?t=4s The voice you hear is our editor, (@thetasterisk ) Tahyira. Please send us your #Protests2020 stories no matter if you’re an activist, journalist, first responder, or police officer on the ground. We are the independent media so we need your help to tell your story. Please e-mail videos,…

What is feels like to be a Minority.

America is now a divided country. There are large cracks in society that are being fueled by hatred. Old wounds have been reopened by a careless leader, who seems to be creating conflict within minority groups. These minority groups have faced years, decades, centuries of persecution by the establishment and it doesn’t seem to be…

It’s Okay Not to be Okay.

With everything that is going on in the world at the moment, the economy collapsing before our eyes, unemployment rising daily, people getting sick and dying around us with little cure insight. The world that we live has changed very quickly and exposed us all to our fears and venerabilities.  Everyone prior to this pandemic…

Twitter Calls For Ceo Jack To Scrub Trump’s Feed Of Hateful Trash

Reported today by the New York Times. Many people were enraged. Most of them working as producers and journalist at prominent new organizations. Other users chimed in with their own frustrations, Trump is not having a good campaign season this time around at all. In fairness, we do not miss watching the behavior at his…

Hamilton Film Heading To Disney+ On July 3rd

Disney moves up Hamilton film from October and swaps theatrical release for streaming platform. Originally set to release the recording in theaters next year, on October 15, 2021. It was a deal that cost Disney $75 million in global distribution rights. But after the ratings success of the early released Michael Jordan docuseries The Last…