Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Wow, a mainstream super hero who looks like me.” That was my first thought when starting the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”. Miles hails form the Bronx but in this story is coping with a move to Harlem after the death of his father. We find him still learning the way of the web from…

Trapped in Our Own Web

It’s getting too hard to try and keep up with everything going on with the election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. It’s stressful in every way shape and form. We have, on one hand, a group of people who are so dedicated to the “original” system and ways of the founding of the United…

Not in Control

Do you find yourself, or have you ever found yourself, feeling incredibly disconnected and out of control with what’s going on around you that you think, “What am I even doing here?” 2020 has been many things, but forgiving isn’t one of them. With every new month/week/day/hour, something happens to shake up our sense of…

World of Podcasts: “New Age Renaissance”

In the podcast “New Age Renaissance” you’ll find: poetry, short story originals and some music compositions. It’s kind of intended to be, “a little bit of everything”. Most of the talks and stories are based around some form of informal philosophy. The overall, continued theme, is unity through diversity. Although the podcast sits at only…

Are We All A**Holes?

You know what sucks? A few days ago I was hit with the idea that, to someone somewhere, I’m the bad guy. Somebody has, or will, see me as a negative force in their life. No matter what I try to do or say, I will be the antagonist to their hero journey. Admittedly, that…

“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…

World’s longest sea beach

Cox’s bazar is termed as the world’s longest unbroken sea beach. The sea beach has a length of incredible 132 km. It acquires it’s current name from Hiram Cox who happened to be a superintendent of Palonkee outpost in the British East India Company. He rehabilitated refugees in order to accomplish his mission to deal…

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….

Defeat vs. Plateau

How can we tell the difference between one or the other? Is there a difference? Stating the obvious here but, 2020 has been nothing but ridiculous ups and downs all year. This one year has somehow mentally and emotionally seemed like five have passed. And yet, there are so many people out there, myself included,…

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…

“Apocalyptic” Acceptance

Here’s the thing about most apocalypse movies, they’re all a metaphor for the most extreme unknowns in life. Zombie movies, there’s death sprinkled with reminders that maybe it’s not truly an end for us, albeit a traumatic way to remind us with flesh and brain eating undead. End of days movies, like “I Am Legend”,…

Battle “Between the Lands”

As the dispute in the Mediterranean Sea continues so does Turkeys aggressive posture over the energy rich coast of Cyprus where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a Turkish drilling vessel Oruc Reis. Turkey claims exploration rights within an area of dispute about the continental shelf which hold rich deposits of gas and oil. Greece…

Batman’s “One Rule” is Meant to be Broken

Fans of Batman generally know that the only thing that separates The Dark Knight vigilante from the villains that he fights is his “one rule” which states that Batman will not kill his enemies. This rule has been a subject of controversy by many fans, writers, and even filmmakers that blur the lines between killing…

We Desperately Need Mindhunter Season 3

Mindhunter remains one of the best true crime thrillers out on streaming services today. The two season series follows two FBI agents in the late 70s who were in charge of interviewing serial killers to solve open cases. The show is based off the book called Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written…

Coming Soon: The Tax Collector

There’s very little news coming out of Hollywood recently with everything on pause due to COVID. We’ve seen some of the most anticipated movies get delayed into limbo. Films like Tenet, No Time to Die, A Quiet Place 2, Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Widow are currently without plans for a release date. The movie…

Top 5 2020 Oscar Snubs

Every year cinema fans get excited for the release of the nominations for the Oscars, and every year there’s a large group of people who complain about how certain movies got snubbed from the nominations. It’s almost impossible to include every great film of the year, especially considering 2020 was a stacked year for movies….

Tenet: What to Expect

A look into what fans can expect going into Christopher Nolan’s new film Tenet.

TV Series- Life is Easy

Imagine swapping bodies with your best friend? One morning you wake up and instead of the male body you are suddenly in the body of your best female friend. How would you react? What would you do? How would you do their job?? Well new TV series Life is Easy is exactly that, friends, BFFs,…