Is Black Friday a Left Over?

Black Friday

For many American families, it’s become a tradition. After the turkey is over, the game and parades are watched, and the entire family has napped away the effects of stuffing, gravy, and whatever what it was floating in the Jell-O this year it’s time to prepare for the biggest sales day of the year. Sleeping in cars and along the sidewalks of major department stores was just another way for families to bond as they waited for the sales that opened early on Black Friday, the day after … [Read more...]

Kennedys Look Forward to Seeing Michael Skakel Proven Innocent

Michael Skakel

The Kennedys, undoubtedly among America’s most iconic political families, are finding themselves under the spotlight once again – though not for the most glamorous reasons. On October 23rd, all eyes were back on Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, when his murder conviction was overturned by Connecticut judge Thomas Bishop – granting Michael Skakel a new trial that has yet to be scheduled. Skakel was convicted in 2002 for the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975, and was sentenced to 20 years to life. … [Read more...]

Breaking Bad Spinoff “Better Call Saul” to Soothe Fan Withdrawals

Breaking Bad

“More addictive than drugs.” This is how phenomenal AMC TV series Breaking Bad is described by millions of viewers who have followed the journey of chemistry-teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and emotionally and morally conflicted druggie Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The show’s eerie yet apt analogy to drugs, however, seems to continue even after the top-rated show aired its final episode last month as many fans claim to be already going into “withdrawals”. There's no … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead TV Show Sets Audience Viewing Record

The Walking Dead television show

The Walking Dead TV Show set an historical audience viewership record on Sunday during its season four’s premiere according to AMC. The zombie horror television series is reported to have drawn up to 16.1 million viewers. Although other shows came close to compete against the zombie cult show, results by Nielsen confirmed that The Walking Dead TV Show was indeed the top rated TV series in spite of those challenges. For instance, NBC’s Sunday Night Football is known for drawing more … [Read more...]

Herman Wallace, Famous as Part of the Angola Three, Dies

Angola Three

This last Friday morning, three days after his release from prison, Herman Wallace, aged 71, passed away in New Orleans, just a block away from his childhood home, from advanced liver cancer. Wallace was one of three men, the others being Albert Woodfox and Robert Hillary King, who were dubbed the Angola Three in 1997 after it was discovered that since 1972 they had served the majority of their jail term in solitary confinement. This meant that they had been left in isolation longer than anyone … [Read more...]

Jerry Remy Popularity Thrives Despite Jared Remy

Jared Remy Murder Case

Following the killing of Jennifer Martel, a victim of murder linked to Jerry Remy’s son, Jared Remy, new statistics aimed to rate the former baseball player’s popularity now indicate that he still ranks high. According to reports, his business, the Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill, continues to pull hundreds of Red Sox fans to dine at the table of a former Red Sox champion. Jerry Remy owns four restaurants, which are reportedly attracting customers just as before the said murder case … [Read more...]

Nina Davuluri Now Miss America Amidst Controversy

Miss America Pageant

This last week marked the repeat of the annual tradition of crowning a talented and beautiful young woman ‘Miss America.’ This year’s winner is the 24 year-old, New York state born and raised Nina Davuluri. Despite missing her cue during the talent portion of the competition, where she and another contestant briefly switched places, she still managed to wow the audience and the judges with her performance. Ms. Davuluri performed a Bollywood inspired dance number, which drew on her many years of … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Spin-off Movies in the Works

Fantastic Beasts

Muggles worldwide are celebrating a wish come true, following Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s announcement that she will be writing a new series of films that will revisit the famous boy wizard’s magical world.   Rowling has confirmed on September 12th that the first spin-off movie will be entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will be based on the textbook of the same title used by Harry Potter himself and the rest of his classmates at the Hogwarts School of … [Read more...]

Japan’s Top Anime Director Hayao Miyazaki Retires

Japanese Anime

While Japan in general may be rejoicing from the announcement that they will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, fans worldwide are mourning the retirement of beloved director/animator Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki announced his retirement from directing this last week, although he states that he will continue working with the film company that he helped create Studio Ghibli. Many have speculated that this may not be a permanent decision, as Miyazaki has previously made similar announcements following … [Read more...]

Twelve Years a Slave Provokes Audiences to Think, React

New Orleans Twelve Years A Slave

A film that does not only enable audiences to “see” slavery, but also fully “immerse” in its graphic, explicit – and controversial – visuals, Twelve Years a Slave is clearly not made just for entertainment value. It provokes modern audiences to think and react – in one form or another. The film is an adaptation of the biographical book written by Solomon Northup, a black man who was born free but was sold to slavery. A citizen of New York, Northup was abducted in Washington in 1841 and, for … [Read more...]