Author: Quentin Slade

Is Glamour Cheapened in the Internet Age?

Is Glamour Cheapened in the Internet Age? What does glamour mean in the celebrity context? I think everyone has a slightly different definition, but it is not much of a stretch to imagine that a lot of people when asked to conjure up a vision it involves beautiful movie stars, evening gowns, popping flashbulbs, and red carpets. It is almost a cliché, but in a comfortable way. It offers us a standard. Grace Kelly in ‘Rear Window’ Grace Kelly always looked impossibly glamorous, yet you could always see there was something behind her eyes. -Diane Kruger For me at...

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MediaSophia Creates 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps for “President” Donald Trump

Our friends over at MediaSophia must have too much time on their hands. In a recent graphic design project described as “futuristical research and development” their creative team came up with designs for commemorative stamps. Sounds kind of safe till you realize the stamps commemorate the 2016 election victory for President Donald Trump! We’re not making this...

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New Mexico Teacher Brings Heart to the Classroom

A New Mexico teacher is going the extra mile to give her students a better life. When the bell rings, every morning begins the same way for Albuquerque, NM kindergarten teacher Sonya Romero. “Did you eat?” “Are you clean? Fourteen of Romero’s 18 students are eligible for free lunches, and that is just the beginning of their needs. “A big part of my job is making them feel safe,” she explained in an article in the Washington Post last year. Stocked with socks, underwear, and pants, Sonya Romero tries her best to give her young students some sense of...

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Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s Final Outdoor Evolution

Whether or not you play it, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go in the last month. While many of the reports have been wild and admittedly false, there have been quite a few benefits to the app’s sudden boom in popularity. People who have focused on video games as a way of coping or processing the world have gotten new motivation from the game to go outside and enjoy the outdoors.   Helping People Battle Depression and Anxiety Many of these people have painful and debilitating medical conditions where one of the key long-term solutions is to go outside....

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Good with Pen and Paper Too: Six Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written by Prince

He was a musical icon, and the passing of Prince on Thursday at age 57 has left a gaping hole in the musical canon of millions of people around the world. His ability to transform himself over the years was astonishing, turning the notion of musical identity into a completely fluid and shapeless proposition. “Being a fan of an artist doesn’t necessarily mean you know everything about that artist,” mused musical contemporary Nikki Sixx yesterday upon hearing of Prince’s passing. “I wasn’t aware of this sadly until today, but he released 39 albums.” And the former Mötley Crüe bassist...

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