R.I.P. Amy

Jill Scott Previews New Album Via YouTube

Jill Scott drops her new album, The Light of The Sun, in just a few weeks (June 21 to be exact). In addition to her ‘Light of The Sun Sundays’ webisodes, Jill’s taken to YouTube in a somewhat different way to preview the album! In addition to hearing large chunks of new music, you hear … Continue reading

JoJo Covers Jill Scott on YouTube & Kills It

After JoJo‘s well-publicized label drama, countless leaks, and the release of her free mixtape ‘Can’t Take That Away From Me’ this past September, the young artist is gearing up for a big comeback! This week JoJo announced the title of her official 3rd studio album, ‘Jumping Trains‘ – WATCH her announcement here. Perhaps the most … Continue reading

Have You Ever Had Dinner With A Wizard?

Take a moment or two out of your everyday craze to sit still and quiet, and read Shauna Barbosa‘s just-released PDF collection of short stories and anecdotes, ‘Have You Ever Had Dinner With A Wizard?‘ You will thank me (and Ms. Barbosa) later. I promise. My personal favorite piece is “Walls” – but they are … Continue reading

R.I.P. Aaliyah… 9 Years Ago Today

Elizabeth Gilbert on Genius, and How We Ruin It

Take a moment to watch and listen to writer Elizabeth Gilbert‘s TED talk from Feb. 2009 about creativity, the creative process. Gilbert is best known as the author behind the best-selling Eat, Pray, Love – of which the film version starring Julia Roberts was just released. In her TED talk, Gilbert takes us on a … Continue reading

Today is the 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima

Today marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in global history. On August 6th, 1945, the United States government dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, practically wiping out the entire city. Even today the use of this kind of force is heavily debated, with some claiming … Continue reading

Whoopi’s Skin & Elmo’s Fur

I’m sure a lot of you watched ‘Sesame Street‘ as kids, just like I did – I grew up with it! What’s interesting is if you go back and watch those old (and classic) clips from ‘Sesame Street’ (which you can conveniently do on the official Sesame Street YouTube channel) – you might be surprised … Continue reading

NOH8: “We Are Uniters, Not Dividers”

I’ve been familiar with the NOH8 campaign for a while now – if you’re not, you’re late (but it’s okay, catch up at NOH8campaign.com). Basically the NOH8 campaign ‘silently’ protesting and fighting for equal civil rights for the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). You’ve maybe seen some of the photos of celebs for the … Continue reading

Seen It All Before

What more can I say? “She’s Not Me” – Madonna [via alyssalovesM]