X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Movie Review

Good enough; but nothing spectacular. Wikipedia I find myself hesitant to criticize X-Men movies (except for Jackman’s Wolverine franchise – because those have had some serious yawn-worthy blunders) because I am so partial towards them. Since childhood, I’ve grown up watching the X-Men TV series (1992 – 1997), the accompanying renditions, movies etc. and these … More X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Movie Review

Beyoncé’s "Formation" (2016): Music Review – The Beyoncé Politic

Long time since I did a music video review; but when Queen Bey drops a nuclear musical bomb like this – errbody needs to be on high alert! This is not a drill; this is Code Black. Critics are raving, law enforcement is cringing, Right white conservatives are shrinking, and the black rights movement is … More Beyoncé’s "Formation" (2016): Music Review – The Beyoncé Politic

The Fractured Mind

On a spectrum, I’ve been tossed into happy. Long awaited but not expected, I can feel myself recovering from what has been unveiled to be a once fractured mind. As I walk now, the billowing cold air that sliced at me last winter now feels silky, soothing cinders long burnt by fire. The condition from … More The Fractured Mind

What is the Difference Between White Eggs and Brown Eggs?

pexels.com Nothing! Well, not exactly, but for our consuming purposes, pretty much nothing. Growing up, for some reason I always had this idea that brown eggs were healthier than their pearly white brethren. Their earthy tones, perhaps, symbolized that they were more natural, or less commercialized and bleached similar to white bread and white rice. … More What is the Difference Between White Eggs and Brown Eggs?

Movie Mini-reviews: Mad Max, Ex Machina, Jurassic World and…

So I’ll admit, I’ve been a bit tardy. Some readers have complained (and I’m flattered) that they are yet to know what I’ve thought of Mad Max (2015) and Jurassic World (2015). Two days ago a message came in for “Straight Outta Compton” (2015). Hold your horses I haven’t even thought of that one yet, … More Movie Mini-reviews: Mad Max, Ex Machina, Jurassic World and…

The Risk of Happiness

Remy Sharp – Untold Happiness (flickr) The defect in happiness is that it fleets, leaks, and seeps. Like a bucket with a gun hole at its bottom, the happy liquid escapes, however slowly (or quickly), to ultimately leave one hollow with an empty pail that is ready for the next filling.  Much of our aspirations tend … More The Risk of Happiness

AOIS21 Annual Literary Magazine

Nazran Baba, Chief Creative behind the Literartist, was among a handful of artists selected to feature in AOIS21 Publishing, LLC’s inaugural yearly literary magazine: “AOIS21 Annual.” The magazine has a wide circulation and describes itself as “a compendium of poetry, short stories, book excerpts, photography and art” that features thirteen contributors from around the world whose works … More AOIS21 Annual Literary Magazine