Art & Poetry

Candid Conversation: Half Minute Horror

Born out of collaboration between Keith Sims and Tashina Southard, Half Minute Horror began as a way to continually produce work. It embraces moments of terror and challenges writers, directors, and editors with storytelling under extreme time constraints. Just as the title suggests, their horror films are thirty…

“Catalyze – Revitalize – Transform!”

I remember Jihad S. Rashid. He was one of the twin brothers that lived around the corner from me in Englewood, a Chicago community. I remember his smile. Even then, Rashid had a positive aura. While connecting  some 40+ years later, we reminisced about the beauty of community…

If I were Wise…

If I were Wise… I would say that today is simply the best day of my life without giving any thought to what could happen. If I were Wise… I would see myself with the eyes of God and swell with pride when I look upon every scar…

Wisdom: A Picture is Worth…

  – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in LA.  Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001….

Garden Spices is Kinetic

(Kinetic: of, relating to, or resulting from motion; (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.)   Miami-born mother, performance artist and businesswoman ‘Kinetic‘ embodies her name completely: this woman is always in motion. When she’s not running Kinetic Beauty Salon, performing around town, or laying…

The Art of Pepe Villegas

“Art is a perceptible proof of an inner collaboration” and I testify it through this extraordinary gift that fills my being with inspiration and spreads like a sweet virus as I give it away with enthusiasm. – Pepe Villegas “I Choose to see Only with Eyes of Love” Inner…

Magnanimity

Ever been to a party? Where every guest hates the other And the host hates them all?!! Ever seen fear in a stranger’s face? Hatred in a stranger’s face? Life is full of interruptions and complications Lack of love Lack of friendship Lack of passion Lack of compassion…

Powerhouse: The Twilite Tone

Chicago born and raised, Anthony Khan aka The Twilite Tone, is a pioneer and powerhouse in Chicago Hip Hop. Today, Tone has been bringing Hip Hop music to purist all over the world. A Grammy nominated producer and DJ, Tone has been creating his art for almost 25…

Let the River Run

The Universe Is Full Of Stars Which Fills The Night Sky. From The Perspective Of Each Star, The Universe Appears Different. There Is Not A Single Perspective Which Is Superior To Another. From Any Single Point Beauty Can Be Seen. Each Star Is Magnificent By Itself But Each…