Top 10 of 2010 – the end’s not nigh, it’s high

As our list continues, amongst the frenzied new years planners, and the more relaxed couch potatoes, some predictions for 2010 are in order.

Natalie Portman is going to win the Oscar for Black Swan, though in my head it will really be for her role in The Professional.

More celebrities are going to break up and people are . . . → Read More: Top 10 of 2010 – the end’s not nigh, it’s high

Top 10 of 2010 Part 2 of 3

As we continue our countdown for most memorable, cultural benchmarks of the past year, I can’t help but think of all the new topics 2010 has brought up.  For instance:

Best Social Media Campaign: The Old Spice Guy.

Old Spice is the brand I used to only associate with older men, like my father or grandfather.  Since earlier . . . → Read More: Top 10 of 2010 Part 2 of 3

Top 10 of 2010 Pt. 1 of 3

2010 has been a pretty great year for culture, (minus the whole Tea Party debacle of course), but I digress.  Good music, good books, second seasons of great television shows, and of course the movies!  Apparently the end of the world is only 2 years away so everyone wanted to really get some good work in . . . → Read More: Top 10 of 2010 Pt. 1 of 3

Norma Kamali

“Timeless Style is the Design and Function of Modern Fashion”

That is exactly what New York based designer, Norma Kamali has offered to her fashion savvy followers since the ’70s.  She is such an underrated designer, I love that more people are only re-discovering her fashion line now (with the exception of her famous swimwear line).  Her . . . → Read More: Norma Kamali

Phenomenon Soundtrack – Holiday Song

This year the most played out holiday song may just be Last Christmas by Wham.

I hear it in gas stations, supermarkets, in the Glee Christmas episode they even heard it at a Christmas tree lot!

But I like this time of year. I like how it’s so cold outside, but we try and act warm for . . . → Read More: Phenomenon Soundtrack – Holiday Song

Solstice Eclipse, Carl Sagan, Greatness

A couple of years ago, a friend and I tried to see a predicted lunar eclipse.  After many whiskey’s, or perhaps it was rum – these days memories blur together and become one giant moment so it’s hard to tell – we went outside and looked up at a smog-city-sky, and a clear and bright moon.  . . . → Read More: Solstice Eclipse, Carl Sagan, Greatness

Senate repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

President Obama is poised to sign a bill to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which prevented gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly in the military. Originally implemented in 1993 by Clinton Administration when homosexuals were in essence banned from joining the military if they lived openly, it’s received much criticism over the . . . → Read More: Senate repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Weekend Suggestions, drinking, learning, shopping

I know you’re probably sick of holiday parties already, especially the ones where your co-workers sing to the office plants, and that one janitor follows you around with mistletoe in his pants pocket.  You know what I’m talking about.

But… what about a holiday party where there is sketch comedy involved, an improv show at the PIT . . . → Read More: Weekend Suggestions, drinking, learning, shopping

Foreign Lands: Josephinum, Vienna, Austria

Far off the well-worn path that is Vienna site-seeing lies one of it’s greatest treasures. Not easily found in the free pamphlets at your hotel of great museums to see, garnering barely a mention in your guidebook, is the Josephinum. For just one Euro, you enter into the great “Medizinisch-chirurgische Josephs-Akademie” building, built in 1785 for . . . → Read More: Foreign Lands: Josephinum, Vienna, Austria

Grey Album, Justify

Dangermouse is old news, but his mash up of Jay Z’s Black album and the Beatles White is a testament to the time we live in, the musical tastes of our generation. A mix of old and new, hard and soft.  We live in a shifting grey landscape.

So begins our Phenomenon issue countdown soundtrack. . . . → Read More: Grey Album, Justify