Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969. What most sources and some participants called a riot — but I prefer to call an uprising or rebellion because word choice is important — sparked what many […]
If you recall, dear readers, last year I began contributing to a statewide arts and culture magazine called New Jersey Stage. The online publication occasionally picks up my arts-related blog posts here on Incandescere, but I also serve as an arts reviewer for certain events […]
As it’s been mentioned many times in the past year, Newark is changing. It’s been on the come-up for a few years, but in the last 2 or 3 trips around the sun, it finally seems to be … well, coming up. But despite what […]
Why This Is Awesome: In the aftermath of the attack in Orlando, it warmed my heart to see the NYC Pride Parade so full of love, respect and determination to not let hate tear this community, this nation or this world apart. And nothing I saw […]
Although yesterday’s news headlines were dominated by tragedy, I’m happy to inject a little bit of light, beauty and art into the ether and share my respect and appreciation for the darn-near flawless awards ceremony that was the 70th Annual Tony Awards that took place […]
Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.
If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]
The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
– James Baldwin, American playwright, poet, novelist and social activist
February was a whirlwind of activity for this culture vulture. From website redesigns to fandom conventions to 12-hour work days spent behind a keyboard, I’m more than ready for March’s slow-paced amble into spring. But before our saunter becomes a trot, I have to share […]
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 […]