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Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Leverage Technology and Use the 'Internet of Things' to Innovate

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.

LA Stories -- My "Stoop Kidz" Talk UFOs, "San Andreas" Rockin' the B.O., and that Real Big One!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

On the weekend, I hung out with some peeps, my "kidz" and neighbors, and with their pals, sipping any number of different beers (Guinness, Horchata flavored ale, and the best of the el cheapo beers, Pabst).

From the Wearable Smart Watch to Athgo's Global Innovation Forum, the Future is Now, so Relax!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology
Ashley Jude Collie

Resistance is futile, so go ahead, "mobile"-ize us! MWC Shanghai, Asia's biggest mobile industry event (July 15-17), features over 250 exhibitors with the pitch that "from connected cars and wearable tech to mobile payments and smarter cities, mobile is revolutionizing and enhancing every aspect of our lives." Okay, cool.

Sinatra-Thon Celebrates the Legend's 100th Birthday With Performances and Panel Discussion With Retired NYPD Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.07.2015 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Sinatra, who was born in 1915, was one of the greatest and most prolific American singers, recording over 1,600 songs, as well as starring in over 50 movies.

From William Friedkin's "The French Connection" to Cédric Jimenez's "The Connection" -- Marseille's Infamous Story Still Fascinates

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

It's been over 50 years since NYPD detectives Sonny Grosso and Eddie Egan, along with Federal law enforcement, made the biggest drug bust in U.S. history, nabbing 60 kilos of pure heroin worth $32 million that had arrived from Marseille.

Let's Get Ready to Rumble -- Awesome Garage-Built Steeds Appear at Worldwide Bike Events Including the Smoke Out Rally

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

Bikers from the U.S. to Sweden to Japan spend the entire winter cooped up in tool sheds and garages working on their homebuilt skoots getting them ready to ride when the weather gets warmer.

Daenerys, Jon, Cersei, Tyrion, Jamie and the 'Game of Thrones' Cast of Thousands Are Back!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

The eminently photogenic ladies of Game of Thrones are rocking magazine covers everywhere. The guys may seem a little lost in their dust, but they're doing their best to contribute to the massive publicity campaign that GoT engenders, too.

From Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe to Dita Von Teese and HellCath - Just How Does One Become a Pin-Up?

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Today, pin-up is enjoying a popular revival. Modern-day pin-up girls, like HellCath and others, have grown out of the subcultures of Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture and then been taken mainstream by social networking heavy hitters.

Retired Det. Sonny Grosso Will be Smiling on St. Patrick's Day to the Pipes and Drums

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

On St. Paddy's Day, Sonny Grosso along with the Irish eyes of the late Det. Egan and his namesake Cardinal Edward Egan, who recently passed, will all be smiling down on New York.

Red Baraat's Infectious Bhangra Funk, Pluralistic Message and Its Gaadi of Truth Playing Nationwide

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

If Bob Marley's message of "one love" was an anthem for a previous generation, then Red Baraat's "pluralism" is one for a technologically interconnected world still severely separated by issues like race and economic inequality.

"Everywhere We Go, It's the Tottenham Boys Making All the Noise" at the Greyhound Bar in Highland Park

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

Inside the very cool, hip bar, which is the official home for the LA Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club, was about 90 members singing, chanting and wearing their love of Spurs on their sleeves.

Janine Ferguson's Romantic Incident at the Café, Some Valentine's Day Ideas, and F.L. Jewels' Whispers of My Heart

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

The philosopher's quote from his novel, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, is cited by author F.L. Jewels in her new Whispers of My Heart book of poetry.

Oscar History, Birdman's Hypnotic Score, and Grasping for Memories with Roots & Honey Herbs

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

First, here's a big shout-out to Whitney Staeb and Brooke Smith of Roots & Honey Herbs for recently turning me onto a wonderful, homemade herbal tincture called Brain Bloom.

Greasy Hands, Gritty Roads, and the Rebirth of the American Chopper

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

Choppertown: The Sinners -- greasy hands and true grit The tradition of custom Harleys and choppers is in many ways a uniquely American story, with ...

To Be or Not to Be -- Will SOA's Jax Suffer Hamlet's Fate or Ride Off on His Harley?

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

As Hamlet is essentially a bloodbath, and as the Bard's tragedies always end with the protagonist dying, as a result of his own bad choices, one doesn't hold out much hope for anti-hero Jax, and others like his Machiavellian mother Gemma (Katey Sagal), surviving the bloodletting.

The Custom Motorcycle Movement & the Road to Self-Expression

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Arthur De Kersauson, The Greasy Hands Preachers director, airs out flat tracker The growing impulse to customize motorcycles undoubtedly taps into ...

Pin-Ups for Vets Documentary Models Glam It Up While Raising Funds for Their Fellow Veterans

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Veterans Day is a time to remember the past as well as the ongoing courage and sacrifice of our enlisted men and women. It's also a time to pitch in and help. An inspired woman, lovely Gina Elise, and her team are releasing a documentary, Pin-Ups for Vets, that honors them all.

From Steve McQueen and David Beckham to the Streets of Los Angeles, British Iron Endures

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Steve McQueen's "King of Cool" reputation was fascinatingly explored in the 2014 documentary, I Am Steve McQueen, executive produced by the actor's son, Chad McQueen.

Boychoir's Lasting Impression Is the Transcendental Power of Song and Story

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Boychoir, a new feel-good, but very real and inspirational drama that screens at the Windsor International Film Festival, serves up both music and a story that is, well, transcendental.

From Bettie Page to Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry, Pin-up Rules again from Onstage to Tattoo Parlors

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

The retro pin-up look from the 1940s and 1950s, which was popularized by the likes of Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and pin-up icon Bettie Page, is increasingly being seen everywhere around the world.

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Return of Legendary Crocker Motorcycle and the Zen of the Big Bang's Motorcycle Enthusiast Galecki

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (September 28) is a worldwide charity event that involves over 250 city rides across 56 countries that is geared to raise monies to find a cure for prostate cancer.

Little Italy's San Gennaro Feast, More Tales From The Godfather by Det. Sonny Grosso, and an 'Offer He Can't Refuse!'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso, who received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor award in 1997 alongside former president Bill Clinton, recalls what his own immigrant family used to tell him as a kid.

Clive Owen Says His Character in New Cinemax Series The Knick is Unlike Anything He's Ever Played

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

In person, Golden Globe winning actor Clive Owen is courteous and charming to a fault with a little English schoolboy mischief thrown in. In the th...

'Don't Cry for Us, Argentina' as Powerhouse Germany Is First European Team to Win World Cup in the Americas

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Germany earned its 4th World Cup title but first in 24 years -- titles just don't come easy. In the process, Germany saved more salt being rubbed into Brazil's still fresh wounds.

Europe vs South America as All Eyes Look to Messi, Müller, Robben and Hulk to Ignite Semi-Finals

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The mouth-watering World Cup semi-final line-up which includes two South American teams for the first time since 1970.