Reviews

The 89th Academy Awards Was Full of Surprises!

The 89th Academy Awards Was Full of Surprises!

It seems the 89th Academy Awards was full of surprises.  Nobody can complain about the lack of diversity this year!  Compared to the number of minorities (particularly African-American nominees) to non-minority nominees, I have never seen so many holding gold statues – though quite deserving.  It was predicted that La […]

NAMM 2017 – A Lot for Women this Year!

NAMM 2017 – A Lot for Women this Year!

I have been attending the NAMM show for years, way before it started exhibiting in Anaheim. And I have to admit that it has always seemed a testosterone-heavy event—very few women; mostly male engineers, male rockers, instrument manufacturers, and gear galore. My visit every year included a few booths that benefited […]

WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP Movie Review

WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP Movie Review

On August 11, 2016, I attended the screening of Welcome to the Men’s Group at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation in Los Angeles. With much anticipation I sat comfortably in the front row as the room filled with eager moviegoers. I interviewed actor Ali Saam, who plays the role of Mohammad, and […]

Book Launch and Interview – AMERICA’S SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: A VISIONARY’S BLUEPRINT FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

Book Launch and Interview – AMERICA’S SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: A VISIONARY’S BLUEPRINT FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

American Rag’s CEO Mark Werts launched his new book America’s Simple Solutions: A Visionary’s Blueprint for a Better Tomorrow at the La Brea store on August 10, 2016.  It was an exciting evening with distinguished guests and many opportunities that evening to meet the author. This literary work exhibits the incredible insight into the unchanging issues […]

HOW TO BEAT A BULLY DVD Review

HOW TO BEAT A BULLY DVD Review

What does a kid in middle school do these days when he comes face to face with a big bully? A problem that has plagued children for years has found not only a solution, but a guide to “rubbing” out that terrible annoyance. It’s spelled out in the timely comedy, […]

WAKING UP JOY by Tina Ann Forkner

WAKING UP JOY by Tina Ann Forkner

Joy, the main character and first person narrator of this comedic romance mystery, set in the fictional town of Spavinaw Junction, Oklahoma, is accused of trying to hang herself when she falls from the roof of the old Talley house where she has lived all of her life. Joy is […]