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You Gotta See Taraji!

Taraji P. Henson The “From the Rough”Interview with Kam Williams You Gotta See Taraji! Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. She is a 2011 Emmy-nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s TAKEN FROM ME. Taraji also starred as Detective Joss Carter in the highly-rated CBS crime drama PERSON OF INTEREST. She was a series regular on BOSTON … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Life Under the Sea, the Mermaid

  Life Under The Sea… That lovely siren with the glossy scales that brought sailors to their Fate, was once looked upon as the most amazingly cool ‘chick’ ever created. As of late, she’s also seen as the safest way to travel by sea. Think about it: This stunner can carry you wherever you wish to go, and you will never have to worry about getting sick on a cruise ship and having to return home ‘super-fast’.   One day she stepped out of the ocean and walked to the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD

Philomena DVD Review by Kam Williams   Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD   Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager, namely, having unprotected sex with a cute boy (D.J. McGrath) she had just met at a carnival. The naive girl was left pregnant by the one-night stand, which was no minor matter in Ireland in 1952. Before she had a chance to disgrace her family by showing signs of bearing an illegitimate child, she was shipped off to a … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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‘Two Candles’ – A Union of Imagination, Reason, and Rhythm

  Sarah Book Publishing announces the publication of Ernest Dempsey’s second collection of poems, titled Two Candles (January 2014). A candle is a source of light and therefore, a symbol of hope. But does it have to burn on its own, standing alone, to fill moments of people’s lives with light? Here comes a poet that feels the need for a second candle, one that brings good company to its mate and more light to the scene. Ernest Dempsey’s Two Candles is a collection of poems … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The China Study: All-Star Collection

The China Study: All-Star Collection Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes from Your Favorite Vegan Chefs by LeAnne Campbell, Ph.D. Foreword by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. BenBella Books Paperback, $19.95 316 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-193952997-8   Book Review by Kam Williams   “In many ways, the world has changed dramatically since The China Study was released in 2005. Ten years ago, more doctors thought the idea that diet might solve serious … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage Atria Books Hardcover, $23.99 320 pages ISBN: 978-1-4516-6469-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit… In this deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the1970s and ‘80s, retracing … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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The Lion

  Ever consider sticking your head inside a ferocious lion’s mouth?   Under normal circumstances, probably not one of your top priorities, but remember seeing the circus lions for the first time?  Eyes wide with astonishment as the tamer opened the mouth of the King and gallantly stuck his head in, then safely back out happily bowing at the crowd… “TA-DA”! Amazing exotic animal performances, hilarious clown-age, flying trapeze artists, kids everywhere wanted to join the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Out of the Box

  Out of the Box Well, looks like Jack finally did it!  After all those years of being of being stuffed back into the box, he found escape. Good ‘ol Jack in the Box, have you ever wondered who the sicko was that invented such a bizarre toy to scare the crap out of children?  Clowns and gags go together, but this goes way beyond funny. You can’t tell me that you did not get the day lights scared out of you the first time that Jack “Popped” out of the box!  Even worse is … [Read More its Good for You...]

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From the Runway to the Red Carpet!

  Rebecca Da Costa “The Bag Man” Interview with Kam Williams From the Runway to the Red Carpet! Born in Recife, Brazil, supermodel-turned-actress Rebecca Da Costa studied at the Rui Barbosa School where she pursued her love of theater by writing, directing and starring in a number of plays. At the age of 14, Rebecca was discovered during a model search, and she debuted at Milan Fashion Week a couple of years later en route to gracing runways all over the world for … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Wilderflower Talk at North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, April 27

  Date: April 27, 2014 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Cliff Lambson, author of the Wildflower Guide and noted local wildflower enthusiast, will share his expertise with photos and tips for identifying local wildflowers. Hiking suggestions & maps will be available to help you learn about these jewels of the Sierra Nevada. Breakfast snacks & coffee provided by our sponsorsTahoe House Bakery & The Dam Cafe. Location: 100 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City CA 96145 For … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The Temptations Featuring Dennis Edwards at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, April 26

  Date: April 26, 2014 Time: 7:30 pm South Shore Room inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe Dennis Edwards, David Sea, Mike Pattillo, Chris Arnold and the son of original Temptation Paul Williams Jr. TicketMaster.com Contact Information South Shore Room inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/the-temptations.html#.UtbKQJ5dV8E (775) 588-6611 … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Discovery Lecture: Adam Braun, Oregon State University, April 29

  Date: April 29, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has opened more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and delivered more than 10 million educational hours in its first five years. PoP was founded with just $25 using what Adam coined as a “For-Purpose” approach to blending nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles. Austin Auditorium LaSells … [Read More its Good for You...]

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