EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chatting with Margaret Cho About Clinton v. Sanders and More

Margaret Cho, the multi-talented comedian/actress/author/designer/singer-songwriter, is putting on her standup comedy hat once again. “There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there’s a Cho in The PsyCHO Tour,” is the cheery slogan for Margaret Cho’s current tour, running through November 14 in the U.S., then moving overseas.  Topics up for discussion on any night might include women’s rights, sex and sexuality, politics, gun control, and the comedians who inspired her (Robin Williams and Joan Rivers); hopefully she’ll conjure up a visit with her mother as well. ...more
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Discover the Seductive Charm of 60s Pop Icon Françoise Hardy

I discovered Françoise Hardy through the world of Scopitones. Back in the day, I was given a private screening of a Scopitone program a local theater owner was putting on, in the hopes I’d write something about the event. Scopitone films were forerunners of music videos, short films featuring a musical performance that you viewed on a jukebox-type machine called a Scoptione. They were most popular during the 1960s, and the films veered toward kitsch, with their bright primary colors and the camera’s tendency to position itself to better highlight the female dancers’ bustlines. ...more
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The Problem with Hollywood Father Figures

There is nothing quite like a good dad. We are interested in their stories, praise their body type, sing their praises in cheesy Instagram posts on their very own national holiday, and even use the term as a term of endearment for our favorite celebrities (dad AF, amiright?). ...more
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Six Romantic Places to visit in The UK for Literature Lovers

The United Kingdom has produced some of the most beautiful words ever written, by some of the most iconic and memorable Writers. It is no wonder therefore that there are so many corners of our little island touched by a literary hand. Our literature and places are intertwined in that we cannot help but envision a city, a village or a stretch of hillside through the eyes of the Writer’s who immortalised them within their work.  ...more

Why are women still regarded as not being funny?

I still recall being horrifyingly disappointed during my undergraduate years when a very liberal and open minded male friend of mine said that female comedians weren’t funny. It seemed to me to be a preposterously outrageous thing to believe, and to publicly express. Luckily, most countries have gotten past the ridiculous idea that women are somehow less intelligent than men. However, it is still socially acceptable, and much more easily forgiven, to say that women aren’t funny. I suddenly found myself in a difficult position....more

Why Art Matters

 Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.— Thomas Merton...more

Discovering Malaysia

I have always wanted to go to Malaysia - since the first time I saw pictures of the Petronas Towers. I didn’t know anything else about Malaysia; just those iconic towers were enough....more


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What happens when we cross-pollinate literature & music?

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Letter to A Teacher

Teachers can make or break a student. They have a lot of power. Homeschooling teachers wield even more power over their students, because homeschooling teachers are the parents of their students. It is a deep relationship, one which can go really wrong or infinitely well....more

The All New Winter Fest Comes to Orange County

 The weather has dropped by a few degrees and Southern Californians are bundling up and preparing for winter!  And why not?  There are so many great things to look forward to.  Ice skating, ice tubing, holiday m...more

Brahmatvam - Lyrics

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Artist Recommendation - Sakthi Ravitharan

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