Archive for October, 2013

The Ultimate Road Trip

The Ultimate Road Trip

(BPT) – This season, Americans are embarking on all types of journeys, from romantic weekends to outdoor activity focused getaways. In fact, 28 percent of Americans will take a road trip for the Thanksgiving holiday driving an average of 1,117 miles, according to the Hankook Quarterly Gauge Index. But what defines the ultimate road trip? […]

Memories of Halloween Past

When I was growing-up in the Bronx, my mother wouldn’t allow my brother and me to go trick-or-treating. She claimed it was begging and if we wanted candy, we should ask her. And, no, we didn’t open the door to trick-or-treaters as they were considered beggars! Over the years, I’ve always had ambivalent feelings about […]

Can Your Morning Cup of Joe Make the World a Better Place?

Can Your Morning Cup of Joe Make the World a Better Place?

(BPT) – Can’t start your day without a cup of coffee? You’re not alone; 63 percent of adult Americans drink coffee every day, according to the 2012 National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends study. All those cups of joe, however, can do more than give Americans the boost they need to wake up. They […]

Memo to Job Seekers: It’s Not the Economy, It Could Be You

Memo to Job Seekers: It’s Not the Economy, It Could Be You

(BPT) – Job seekers are growing increasingly pessimistic about their ability to gain employment. Nearly two in five job seekers (37 percent) lack confidence that the job market will improve next year, according to a recent study conducted by the Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University. Hiring managers, however, disagree. Eighty-seven percent of hiring managers […]

First Annual Lesbian-Gay-Transgender-Bisexual Wedding Expo Nov. 10

First Annual Lesbian-Gay-Transgender-Bisexual Wedding Expo Nov. 10

Same-sex marriage ceremonies are big business and carry the same needs as traditional weddings. With that in mind, MoeSet Enterprises presents its First Annual Lesbian-Gay-Transgender-Bisexual Wedding Expo Nov. 10 at the trendy W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. The LGTB Expo’s theme is “It’s Our Time!” and will feature live entertainment including Susie Hansen’s Latin Band, […]

Jay Leno Presents Art Center College Lifetime Award at Pasadena Show

Jay Leno Presents Art Center College Lifetime Award at Pasadena Show

By Jon Konjoyan TV’s Jay Leno made a surprise appearance at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design’s annual Car Classic Oct. 27 presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to General Motors executive Tom Peters, an alumnus of the School. About 2,000 attendees including design students and their families attended the sprawling outdoor event in the hills […]

Exit the King

Exit the King

The thought that we can be plucked from this earthly plane without rhyme or reason, justification, or circumstance is most unsettling for some. A feeling of uncertainty, our place, and the meaning of our existence come into question. We can hide from, postpone, and even cheat, but death will inevitably greet us all. Thus is […]

The Mystery of Irma Vep Chases Away Blahs

The Mystery of Irma Vep Chases Away Blahs

A cross between a late night scary movie and the Carol Burnett variety show, Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep draws big laughs as it spoofs horror conventions of movies, literature, and the stage. A loving pastiche of everything from Rebecca, Psycho, and Edgar Allen Poe, the show cheekily mixes together suspense and comedy […]

Sleepy Hollow Is a Head-Rolling, Supernatural Drama on Fox

Sleepy Hollow Is a Head-Rolling, Supernatural Drama on Fox

This is the crazy premise of the new supernatural hit drama Sleepy Hollow on Fox TV: After being resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) finds himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him. When people are killed by the infamous […]

Bad Seed Highlights Terror

Bad Seed Highlights Terror

Evoking the paranoiac days of the 1950s Red Scare, Bad Seed combines excellent acting and a thoughtful story as it examines how appearances can be deceiving and that evil can often lurk in the most unlikely of sources. Its terrifying tale offers plenty of Halloween chills and fright. Christine Penmark (Jennifer Kersey) seems to possess […]