Fairs & Festivals

One can go broke attending festivals celebrating cultures of every ethnicity, nationality, orientation and artistic expression. … And I’m OK with that.

Did You Hear About: Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

By |October 8th, 2017|

Newark Arts’ Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival marks its 16th year with events highlighting Brick City’s vibrant art scene taking place from Thursday, Oct. 12th – Sunday, Oct. 15th. But the celebration of music, art, dance and more falls secondary to the overall message of community — a […]

A Day Out At Afropunk

By |August 27th, 2017|

You might not have heard, but there’s something special that happens every August in Brooklyn that has caught the attention of music fans, music festival fans, culture vultures and lovers of all forms of individuality. It’s called Afropunk. Or AfroPunk. Or is it AFROPUNK?

Either way, […]

Did You Hear About: “Women In The World” – WIM-N’s Film Festival

By |March 28th, 2017|

Today is the kickoff for the “Women In The World” Women In Media – Newark’s Women’s History Month Film Festival, which runs through April 6th. I originally planned to add this to my events calendar in my lovely sidebar on the right, but this occasion felt […]

Why The Newark International Film Festival? Here’s Why…

By |September 5th, 2016|

I. Love. Festivals! A bit reductive, but it’s true. I love festivals. Music festivals. Book festivals. Fringe theatre festivals. I even love those festivals dedicated to just one type of food, like strawberry festivals. The ingenuity of the participants combined with the welcoming spirit of […]

Art As Play: Cosplay At Wizard World Philadelphia

By |June 8th, 2016|

Last week, I talked about this strange phenomenon where certain art forms are treated as the epitome of culture, while other forms are marked as lowbrow or frivolous. Although they are clearly social and political aspects at play when it comes to who determines what’s […]

Now That Was A Thing!

By |April 15th, 2016|

March has come and gone, and April is about half over, yet somehow I feel like I’m still recuperating from my birthday month-long arts & culture extravaganza. “Extravaganza” may seem a bit strong of a word, but trust me, anything less would not do.

As I […]

How Fast Summertime Flies! – Art in August

By |September 5th, 2014|

I have no idea where the month of August went! To be fair, I have no idea where the first week of September went either. Ha!

Like so many trying to get the most out of summer after a particularly harsh winter, it was difficult balancing […]

Lotus Moment: Juggling With Fire

By |August 18th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: Brent McCoy is one of the many wonderful performers in this year’s IndyFringe Festival taking place right now in Indianapolis. I went to see 2 plays with my 13-year-old cousin on Saturday. As we were heading back to the car, we […]

What Happens When Books Go "Out Of Print"?

By |August 12th, 2013|

I had the pleasure of taking in a showing of the new documentary Out of Print during the Indianapolis International Film Festival. The topic is understandably important to me thanks to my publishing background, but as a devotee of reading books on the printed page, […]

For the Love of Fringe: The 2011 IndyFringe Festival

By |August 30th, 2011|

The 2011 IndyFringe festival wrapped up its seventh year this past Sunday night. And even though this was only my second year enjoying the theatre extravaganza in Indianapolis’ own mini-arts district, it felt even more inclusive and representative of the theater spirit than my first […]