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Vogue Model and Artist Christina Kruse

Kate Orne | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

This week on Upstate Diary Christina Kruse talks about her necessity to create her own structures.

An Afternoon With Barbara Walters

Patrick Daniel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Patrick Daniel

A good interview is memorable. It makes you leave your own world and enter that of another person. It makes you understand the reality of that person. A good interview also has a good reporter that shows curiosity.

Undefeated: Interview With Kola Boof

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Kola Boof is the award winning author of The Sexy Part of the Bible and Long Train to the Redeeming Sin, a book that put her life in danger in 2002. Her latest release is Undefeated: A North African Writer's Support for Israel.

Searching for Sunday and Finding Home: An Interview With Rachel Held Evans

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Rachel Held Evans just released her latest book, Searching For Sunday, with Thomas Nelson. It's an excellent foray into the church's current cultural moment, seen through the lens of Rachel's own journey from evangelicalism.

j and the 9s: They've Got It. You Want It.

Holley Perry | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

Photo credit: Shayne Hanley Photo Credit: Maria Vullo First of all, where has this band been all of our lives? The answer is . . . Brooklyn. By...

Interview with Cast Members of "Brotherly Love" Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Eric D. Hill Jr., & Julito McCullum

Timothy Tukes | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Perilous peace is disrupted between two notorious West Philadelphia neighborhoods once a multi-person homicide on the Hill leaves June Taylor played by Cory Hardrict as the number one suspect. Hardrict, Keke Palmer, and Eric D. Hill Jr. star as the Taylor siblings in Jamal Hill's new film Brotherly Love.

What Your Rejection Letter Really Means About The College That Sent It

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

We all know rejection hurts but here is what the college rejection letter really tells you about the college rejecting you.

ACM New Artist of the Year Nominee Cole Swindell

Brittany Hodak | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

There's no denying that Cole Swindell is on a roll. In the past six weeks alone, the Georgia native charted his third consecutive number-one single ...

An Interview With 'Ex Machina' Director Alex Garland

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Alex Garland's haunting and thought-provoking science-fiction film Ex Machina hits theaters today, and it excels at the kind of "small scale, big ideas" cinema that we get far too little of these days.

Arianna Huffington On Finally Finding Work-Life Balance

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview Arianna Huffington this past week. She has been a mentor to me (even though she doesn't know it). I followed her closely after her sale of The Huffington Post to AOL three years ago, which was the impetus behind starting www.betterafter50.com.

And So I Watch You From Afar

Holley Perry | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

I finally caught up with Rory Friers from the band And So I Watch You From Afar. The band is from Northern Ireland, so I have been watching them from afar. He was able to answer a few questions despite the time difference. ASIWYFA, has a new album, Heirs.

Interview With the Etsy of the African Print Designer?

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.06.2015 | Style
Nancy Laws

The team spent at least an hour with me on the phone the first time I reached out to them, I wanted to understand the Uzuri Closet vision, inspiration and goals, and boy did they open up to me.

Turkey's New Online Public Sphere: Q & A with Bilge Yesil

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Ege Ozyegin

Bilge Yesil, is one of those scholars working on Turkey's media system, which until recently has remain understudied. As an Associate Professor of Med...

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

A sense of worldwide-family leads Allyson and I to consider the festivals as celebrations of the global love tribe at the dawn of a planetary civilization. Creativity is at the spiritual center.

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Deeply permeated in the transformational festival culture, Alex and his wife Allyson have become the voices and artists of a generation. In this interview, we discover, learn and transcend.

Interview With Stereotank, Creators of Times Square's 'HeartBeat' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

"What's common between Love and Music? Love is about sharing and being 'in tune' with somebody, so it is the creation of music, a concert is a combined action where the performers are also 'in tune' creating harmony."

Forget Your Rescue Fanstasy

Nicole Williams | Posted 03.26.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

When you're pushing your limits -- with money, work and goals -- some of these scenarios start looking pretty attractive. It just takes one brutal day to re-ignite your daydreams about that freaky guy from Chem class who was destined to be a billionaire.

Ryder Ripps: "Alone Together", Solo Exhibition at Red Bull Studios, New York (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

Alone Together at Red Bull Studios New York is an exhibition conceived by the New York-based conceptual artist Ryder Ripps. The show addresses the rel...

What It Really Takes To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

It goes without saying that the United States' childhood obesity rates are beyond problematic -- approximately 17 percent of kids and adolescents in ...

Comedian Julie Goldman: 'I Would Be Lesbian Maude' in Modern-Day Remake

Sarah Toce | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It makes sense that Goldman would have an unapologetic outlook on her comedy. Joan Rivers was, after all, one of her favorite comedians.

Hannah Brencher, Author of If You Find this Letter, on Writing, Reflecting and Her Inspirations

Katie Day | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Katie Day

I imagined and expected the process of writing a book would be tough, but it wasn't until I was knee-deep in the trenches of it that I saw how hard it really is.

"What Does This Song Taste Like?": An Interview With Forks & Vinyl's Shanti Medina

Amy Cummins | Posted 03.18.2015 | Taste
Amy Cummins

What does this song taste like? That's the question that prompted chef Shanti Medina to create Forks & Vinyl, a new monthly dinner series in Los Ang...

How Eric Krasno Is Changing the Music Industry One Jam at a Time

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Throughout his 20 years in the music industry, Eric Krasno has never fit into any single defined role. In addition to his guitar playing in Soulive and Lettuce, both of which he helped co-found, he's established himself as an in-demand producer and songwriter.

Meet LuxePineapple: The "Un-Subscription" Beauty Box Service That's Breaking All The Rules

Leslie Chatman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Style
Leslie Chatman

The subscription box phenomenon has really changed the way men and women get their hands on new products to sample before they buy. Beauty industry vet Liz Ranney and her team at Austin-based LuxePineapple, are blazing a new trail with their customer curated "un-subscription" box.

Artist Brent Birnbaum's Mountain of Painted Treadmills (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

The belts were painted by the artist with color gradients, thus creating a kinetic work that combines sculpture with moving paintings. In this video, Brent Birnbaum talks about this work, his background, his future plans with the treadmills and other projects, and his participation in an upcoming event at the museum MARTa Herford in Germany.