On Becoming a Mentor

On Becoming a Mentor

Being recognized by your peers is humbling because responsibility comes attached. Recently I was named 2010 Outstanding Instructor in Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts by the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Extension Department of the Arts, acknowledged by Dean Cathy Sandeen and director of the Arts, Linda Venis. The honor was received for instruction […]

Hanging Around A Newsstand : A Window on Culture

Hanging Around A Newsstand : A Window on Culture

I remember walking to work in Manhattan and glancing at a Newsstand’s cascading color pallet of magazine covers.  Pure eye candy; a bespoken world of words and pictures with all  those visual images screaming at you. Hey! Choose Me; Choose Me! Every masthead meticulously quaffed and designed to capture: size, shape and color to perfection. […]

Don’t look now, but the iPad just stole your brand.

Don’t look now, but the iPad just stole your brand.

Don’t look now, but the iPad just stole your brand. Lines this weekend stretched for blocks around stores in New York and Los Angeles. 700,000 units are estimated to have been sold. That’s a big number. Everyone is talking about it as a technology and social phenomena. Not since 1450 has technology become such a […]