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“E.T.” Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD

Earth to Echo DVD Review by Kam Williams "E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD   Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was even voted the best sci-fi of all time in a recent survey by Rotten Tomatoes. But if you’re too young to remember Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

Wish I Was Here DVD Review by Kam Williams Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy     As an actor, Zach Braff is most closely associated with the character J.D. from Scrubs, the Emmy-winning sitcom which enjoyed a nine-year run on network television from 2001 to 2010. As a director, he’s best known for Garden State, the quirky, semi-autobiographical feature film where he played a struggling actor who returns to his hometown in Jersey for … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Top Ten DVD List for October 21, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for October 21, 2014   Downton Abbey: Seasons One, Two, Three & Four http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KX45CJW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Vincent Price Collection II http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LMBURV8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   America and the Holocaust: Deceit and … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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Orgasm

Orgasm Photographs & Interviews by Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider Daylight Books Hardcover, $35.00 188 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9897981-3-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “Due to the repression and shame imposed by patriarchy, we are still at the onset of exploration of female sexuality and eroticism. Not only does this book reveal the power, divinity, originality and necessity of female orgasm, but by giving women agency and voice regarding their sexuality, it … [Read More its Good for You...]

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‘Saffron Dreams’ Listed Among 50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature

  by Ernest Dempsey Shaila Abdullah’s novel Saffron Dreams (2009), published by Modern History Press, has been listed among Open Education Database’s “50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature.” Open Education Database (OEDb) is credited as the first organization to release online college rankings. Since its launch in 2007, OEDb has become the most comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free educational courses. Their recent list of 50 best fiction … [Read More its Good for You...]

The Mad Monk is Back in Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury

The Mad Monk is Back in Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor Uniquely plotted, this book offers up a journey connected to the odd mind of Rasputin; the man who was given the historical honor of causing the downfall of the Russian Royal Family. Fiction melds with fact, as the Mad Monk works with a partner who is both believable and downright frightening. In truth, both areas - history and imagination - come together to make this story a true page-turner … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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Gina the Dreamer

Gina Prince-Bythewood The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Gina the Dreamer   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Black … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!

Anthony Bourdain The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!   Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain is an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. Here, he talks about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks for the interview. I love the show. I’m honored to have this opportunity to speak with … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The Sound and the “Fury”

Michael Pena & David Ayer The “Fury” Interview with Kam Williams  The Sound and the “Fury”   Michael Pena was born in Chicago on January 13, 1976 to immigrant parents from Mexico . After graduating from high school, he answered an open casting call for the sequel to To Sir, with Love. He landed a role, relocated to L.A., and the rest is history. Michael went on to deliver memorable performances in Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Babel and The Lincoln Lawyer. He also … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Managing For Results-Workshop, Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, October 30

  Date: October 30, 2014 Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am Managing for Results Series Managing isn’t easy.  And, whether you’ve been managing for a few months or a few years, this workshop is packed with valuable knowledge and tools!  During this half-day class you will be introduce to a variety of management skills and tools that will help you develop a new perspective, become a more effective leader and most of all…get better results.  Here’s just some of what you’ll learn … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Barbara Nissman at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, October 26

  Date: October 26, 2014 Time: 3:00 pm Barbara Nissman presents a program full of powerful piano music through a sampling of works by some of the greatest composers who ever lived. Hailed by a New York critic as "one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein" her connection to romantic pianism reaffirms her approach to the twentieth-century pianism of Prokofiev and Ginastera. Carnegie Hall 105 Church Street Lewisburg, … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Guided Paddle of Matlacha Pass, Sirenia Vista, October 31

  Date: October 31, 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Bring your own kayak but go with a guide to explore the beautiful mangroves and secret passages of Matlacha Pass. Possible sightings include a variety of birds, fish and possibly manatees. Meeting location given upon registration. Please register in advance. (16+ years) COST:  $10 per person (bring your own kayak) Sirenia Vista Corner of Ceitus Pkwy & Old Burnt Store Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33991 Contact: (239) … [Read More its Good for You...]

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