Royalty Ruled At Emmys

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:12

The votes for real royalty overwhelmingly ruled the Emmys night as The Crown reigned supreme along with The Queen’s Gambit. 

The 73rd Emmy Awards largely celebrated the shows and performances that kept us occupied while cooped up indoors for months. The Emmys had limited attendance for the in-person festivities that took place at the Event Deck at L.A. Live, but it was a step toward normalcy.

The White Rose of Paradise

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:48

Dante Alighieri’s Commedia is the greatest poem in literature. That should attract us all, but most prefer overlooking what is old.

It has been 700 years since Dante’s death in September 1321. Since society has automobiles, telephones, and computers. We have come a long way. What could that long-dead Florentine say to all of us today?

NYC Homecoming Week
ub Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:48

New York City Homecoming Week kicked off today and runs all the way until Saturday with the first of five outdoor concerts.

These NYC Homecoming Week concerts are taking place in the outer boroughs before the grand finale concert in Central Park. The goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. 

Slice of NYC Paradise

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/20/2021 - 08:33

The Big Apple and the surrounding boroughs offer one of the most fantastic health care systems available and access to amenities that can make it an ideal spot to live and also to retire. 

New York City is a wonderful place for young people to study, also to work and play as well as for elderly retirees. New York, New York - A city so nice, they had to name it twice. Excellent public transportation, great cultural landmarks, a plethora of attractions, and lots of services that attract people from all over er the world.

El Choteo

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/26/2021 - 14:17

The evolution of the idiosyncratic Choteo, inextricably linked to Cuban national identity and is illustrated through its rich cross-cultural presence in cinema, literature, theater, and, most significantly, journalism, television, and popular music.

Made popular by the late Cuban comedian GUILLERMO ÁLVAREZ GUEDES, as well as others and authored with La generación del ño, by the award-winning writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

Celebrating Four Decades ¡Retumba!

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 11:05

Hello Friends ¡Hola Amigos! City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise invites everyone to celebrate the rich musical culture of ¡RETUMBA!.

¡Retumba! translates into Resound and they bring vibrant interactive performances that are musically soulful, passionate, entertaining as well as visually fascinating into a feast of folkloric music that can be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages.

Laugh Out Loud
ub Thu, 06/03/2021 - 10:28

What makes a comedy real funny? Something that floats on the changing tides of time and taste, remaining relevant and hilarious?

It probably takes more than slapstick, like a pie in the face. We don’t have the answer, but with a partial list assembling some of the best comedies ever made, we’re getting closer to laugh-out-loud enlightenment than humanly thought possible. We’re talking about melting minds, splitting sides, and slapping knees, folks.

HFPA Diversity NOT ub Tue, 05/11/2021 - 09:25

The Gloden Globes changes will make the Association bigger, transparent, and accountable.

The #HFPA has finally announced their long-time-coming Reform Plans and scheduled Timeline.

Decomposing Composers

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/07/2021 - 19:15

One of them, Shakespeare had an enormous influence and lasting impact on literature with some duplicating his style, full of imagery.

Ox New Year

Submitted by ub on Wed, 02/10/2021 - 06:09

Celebrate the year of the Ox as the Chinese New Year is upon us. Here's how to wish someone a "Happy New Year" 🎊 

This marks the start of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, It is Asia’s largest 🎉 celebration. I am surrounded by Ox. but my favorite one is Yirong. 新年快乐