April 20, 2015 5:23 PM Music Review: Mexico's pop-rock powerhouse Mana reignites their energy with 'Cama Incendiada'
It's a given that pop-rock band Mana will sell out shows wherever they go, whether it's the Staples Center (where they set the mark with 11 sell-out concerts) or in their native Mexico. But what hasn't been easy for the band is keeping the energized sound that propelled them to fame with their 1992 breakout album "Donde Jugaran los Ninos?" But after 82
April 19, 2015 1:41 PM 5 Ways to Fall Head Over Heels in Love With Life
For far too many people, life has become about surviving the circumstances that they are given. Trying desperately to make do with what they have without realizing that they have the power to create a life they are head over heels in love with. It's not about luck or being in the right place at the right time. It's about intention and action. Life is an amazing 72
April 16, 2015 3:32 PM Chance the Rapper's grand plan to unite 'young creatives'
On a brutally cold late winter afternoon, an open-mic event at the Chicago Cultural Center was packing them in. More than 250 high school students lined up to enter the Claudia Cassidy Theater, where their school ID's were checked by young adults wearing black "Social Experiment Staff" T-shirts. On stage, the first performer found himself standing in a familiar 63
April 13, 2015 12:15 PM How a garden can teach you creativity, spirituality and more
Ten years ago, Fran Sorin wrote "Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening." It was one of the first books to explore the connection between gardening and creativity. A decade later, she has updated the book and it has been reissued by Braided Worlds. The original book's precepts still apply: A garden, whether it's a shelf of potted 135
April 10, 2015 11:52 AM CultureZohn: An Electric, Kandy-Kolored Witch's House
We are still technically both in the periods of Easter and Passover so though I am a bit late due to the distractions of grander constructions, Seders, and the Easter Parade, I feel entirely justified in recommending scooping up this last egg in the basket or hidden Afikomen of electric Kandy Kolored joy (thank you, Tom Wolfe) as it is the best prize 75
April 8, 2015 9:45 PM Young Musicians Can’t Fake It to Make It
Are competitions or mentorship better for jump-starting a career? Young classical musicians have a tough time of it these days. Sixty or 70 years ago, with the right kind of talent and temperament, top performers simply swept into view like forces of nature. Vladimir Horowitz, Rudolf Serkin, Glenn Gould and Byron Janis made their places in history without 160 2
March 31, 2015 3:05 PM Are You Sleeping With a Narcissist?
"He thinks I should be automatically turned on and ready to have wild sex with him with no effort on his part other than appearing naked in front of me," my client angrily explains to me. "There is no conversation, no foreplay, no hugs, romance or playfulness. I feel like I have to be and do everything in this relationship for him and I receive very little 70
March 31, 2015 11:36 AM Christina Tosi's Tang Toast Recipe Is The Perfect Anti-Trend
When toast became a trend, we were perplexed, to say the least. Artisanal toast is now a common feature on restaurant menus. Food publications share toast recipes on the regular, and avocado toast is in danger of ruining itself via over exposure on Instagram. How did this happen? As Hannah Goldfield points out in The New Yorker, "Artisanal toast, one might 42
March 27, 2015 7:31 PM Deputy Responds To Call About Pit Bull On The Loose, Ends Up Befriending Goofy Pup
Earlier this week, the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida received a call from a worried citizen, saying that a pit bull was on the loose, Tiffany Wood, the office's public information officer told The Huffington Post. The caller was concerned that the dog might possibly harm local children. Deputy Mark Elsaid went to investigate, and when he arrived 35
March 27, 2015 12:08 PM Laughter Can Make People Feel More Comfortable And Reveal Their Secrets
They say laughter is the best medicine, but new research suggests it could also make people more likely to reveal their secrets. A study published in Human Nature found that cracking up is a catalyst for opening up: It makes people more likely to share personal details about themselves. To conduct their experiment researchers at University College London 52