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Disable Your Disability Interview with Tony Jacobsen

In Books, Entertainment by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

There’s a guy named Tony Jacobsen who has my same condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, we met via social media because he is the guy behind Disable Your Disability.  Now many of you who know me know that cutesy names regarding people with disabilities just don’t make me go woo hoo with enthusiasm!  But I bonded with Tony. I invited him into …

Dear John

In Books by Jessica Pelasky0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks.  Whether it’d be his books or movies, his stories always seems to touch me in a way that no other author can.  His books are so creatively written so that you are simply dragged in and can visualize and feel everything that you read from cover to cover.  …

Watered Down Awards

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Erich Cella0 Comments

From Kanye West’s ridiculously overly dramatic, egotistical, self appreciation after accepting his award, to Tim McGraw proclaiming that he wants to live like he’s dying, it was apparent to me that the Grammy awards were nothing more than a shameless promotion of the artists that the corporations want people to listen.

2008: Your Year?

In Entertainment, Horoscope by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Ringing in the new year is your favorite time of year! Reflecting on your past achievements and setting new goals for the upcoming year is a tradition for you. A leader by nature, you’re going to have to step up to a whole new level if you expect to maintain that leadership attitude. Don’t …

Blood, Gore, and More

In cultureShock, Entertainment, Movies & TV, Reviews by Adam Blasucci0 Comments

Halloween Directed: by Rob Zombie. Starring: Tyler Mane and Malcolm McDowell. Running Time: 109 min. Rated: R Shoot ‘Em Up Starring: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci. Running Time: 87 min. Rated: R If you missed most of the summer movies I have two suggestions for you. Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Shoot ‘Em Up! If you love a good …

ILLA is Unbreakable

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

Simon Illa’s interview was unique from the get go. It’s always an awesome experience to speak to a fellow OI’er, someone living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The interview you are about to read couldn’t be written in a normal format because let’s face it, if once you get to know Simon you will realize that following the mainstream is not his …

Avoid Feeling Foolish

In Entertainment, Horoscope by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

Aries (March 21- April 19): Happy birthday, Aries! Finally, you feel inspired to share your goals with others. Your goal is not a foolish one. Take stock in your life’s accomplishment and realize that your disability can be the inspiration you need to face any obstacle. Taurus (April 20- May 20): Every year you tell yourself that you won’t be …

Is It Your Turn?

In Entertainment, Horoscope by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

Pisces (Feb. 20- March 20): A celebration is around the corner for you! Your hard work has paid off. This is not the time to look at all of the negatives in your life. There are major changes coming your way and if you are too busy sulking you won’t be prepared to enjoy the positive energy. Aries (March 21- …

Yew Choong Cheong at Kennedy Center

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Peter Amstutz0 Comments

Yew Choong Cheong, a West Virginia University student who plays and studies classical piano despite a loss of hearing, recently won the 2007 International Young Soloists Award given by VSA arts. The international, nonprofit organization was founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the …