The Portfolio

“Comedy Saved Me At My Lowest Point”: Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe Helps Teens Deal With Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

(As seen on Laughspin.com.) Comedian Jenny Jaffe’s childhood was anything but comical. During her high school years, she was diagnosed with a multitude of mental illnesses, which included her having extreme anxiety, OCD and suicidal thoughts. “It wasn’t something I talked to really anybody in my life about,” Jaffe, 24, tells Laughspin. “There was this…

Opinion: The Importance of Being Covered

(Note: This was originally published on February 2nd, 2015 at JunkMedia.) To cover or not to cover — that is the question faced by up-and-coming performers and established artists alike as they prepare for future world tours and studio albums. Though some in the industry view newcomers adding their favorite songs to their band’s setlist…

Diary of a Digital Superhero – My Secret Identity

In the midst of searching for gainful employment and taking on freelance assignments, I’ve been spending my time catching up on some of my favorite pastimes. For example, I’ve put my Netflix account to good use by tearing through episodes of Archer, The West Wing and Doctor Who. I bought the entire Song of Fire…

Science Fiction of Star Trek, Soon Reality

With the first teaser trailer for the next Star Trek sequel hitting the web this week, fan excitement for the film stands at a fever pitch. After all, who doesn’t want to immerse themselves in a universe where fighting off four Klingon Birds of Prey while preventing a giant nuclear reactor from exploding around you…

Battlestar Galactica – Blood and Chrome Finale Now Online

When the re-imagined version of Battlestar Galactica went off the air in 2009, many fans clamored for the opportunity to re-visit the universe via whatever means possible. The big wigs at the SyFy Channel, the original producers of the revived series through Universal Television, answered the demand with the spin-off series Caprica, a show set…

Opinion: The Dark Knight Falls

“The Dark Knight Rises” is a very peculiar film. In its scope, director Christopher Nolan’s tale about DC Comics’ famous crime-fighter Batman melts into a creative cinematic amalgam. One part ode to vigilantism, one part heroic epic, and one part summer popcorn film, the witches’ brew of entertainment stands a very enjoyable suspend-your-disbelief concoction. Yet,…

The Changing Face of Movie Criticism

(Editor’s Note: This long form feature was submitted as my Masters’ capstone while attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in December 2009.) UPDATE: On December 6th 2012, I was contacted by Edward Champion of Reluctant Habits with a small clarification about the picture he used and I referenced of former CHUD editor Devin Faraci.…

Best of Bin: 5 Bargain Movies That Are More Than Meets The Eye

(Editor’s Note: This column examines some of the hidden treasures found within many retail bargain bins, a place where overstocked or slow-selling DVD’s go to linger in sale price limbo. Though many of these titles are often worth less than the already low sticker price, there are a few creative gems in the plastic carton…

Review: Mass Effect 3 – “Earth” DLC

(Editor’s note: This was originally published on July 23, 2012 on ReviewFix.com.) The never-ending battle for all creation rages in the Mass Effect multiplayer universe. Now, thanks to Bioware’s latest downloadable content, players can take the fight against the Reapers to a new theater of war: the planet Earth. Released this past Tuesday, “Mass Effect…

From The Archives: Dream A Little Comic For Me – Internet Artist Turns Wacky Dreams into Cartoons

Editor’s Note: While this article was written in May of 2009 for a CUNY J-School assignment, Reklaw’s site is still up and running today. Check out his website and the archive of all his comic strips here. I also added one of his recent creations, a picture of the reviewed comic entitled “President Stardust” and…

%d bloggers like this: