Arts/Culture Category

When I thought about what to write about this month, I was brought back to the message Bob Dylan shared with his song Gotta Serve Somebody from his Grammy-winning 1979 album Slow Train Coming: You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage You may be a business man or some high-degree thief They may call you doctor or they may call you chief But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are You’re gonnaRead More
Gifted is a heartwarming, if somewhat formulaic movie, that follows the story of a spirited young math prodigy Mary (McKenna Grace) and her hunky slacker uncle turned-father-figure Frank (Chris Evans). Frank stepped in as Mary’s guardian when his sister, Mary’s mom, committed suicide. They were eking out their somewhat unconventional life in a beachside town and happily living under the radar, until Frank decides it is time for Mary to start school. It is at school where her precociousness is noticed by the school administration and trouble soon follows. TheRead More
Image credit: Instagram/Mata Traders This month, I’m featuring fashion blogs and Instagram feeds that I enjoy looking at for fresh ideas, brands, eco-fashion news and information, seasonal highlights, and of course, images for style inspiration! Here are three diverse eco-fashion bloggers and organizations that I adore. “Sustainably Chic” by Natalie Kay Natalie Kay is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogger for Sustainably Chic. With a background in fashion, Natalie left the mainstream side in 2014 to focus on sustainable fashion. Three years on, her fresh, beautiful, nature-filled images shot onRead More
You’ve probably heard of Sheryl Sandberg as the COO of Facebook and the bestselling author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Her latest offering, in collaboration with friend and psychologist, Adam Grant, is the newly released Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. As arguably one of the world’s most successful and influential women (she once appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the byline “Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Successful”), you would be right to wonder what she would know about adversityRead More
Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of books like Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; and Some Assembly Required. You may have seen her with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday or relaxing with her friends and dogs in Northern California. In addition to being a writer, she is a political activist, single mom, and self-described “jealous and judgemental human being”. In her newest offering, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, she shares a collection of nine chapters (essays, some would say) on experiences that run theRead More
First things first – don’t let the title of this movie fool you on this one, dear readers. This is not a kid-friendly period piece remake of Dr. Doolittle or a real-life action version of Zootopia. Instead, this cinematic gem offers a new perspective on the extremes of World War II. Based on a combination of both Diane Ackerman’s non-fiction book of the same name and the diaries of Antonina Żabińska (published in Poland as Ludzie i zwierzęta, translated as: People and Animals in 1968), The Zookeeper’s Wife starts inRead More
One Direction’s Harry Styles steps it up and in front on his debut album. For those of you who don’t know One Direction, they are a huge international boy band whose success represents over $1 billion in the music industry. The reason for the huge success is that they have fans throughout Europe, Asia and America that cross multiple demographics and age – including the generation that actually buys records, concert tickets (lots of them) and merchandise such as perfumes, posters, tour books, t-shirts and anything that can be brandedRead More
This month, our fashion editor spoke with Brendan Synnott, the CEO of PACT Organic, a clothing company based in Colorado, USA. PACT proudly combines comfort with organic cotton: “Organic is Better. Softer. Comfier. Better For People And Our Planet.” Their lines for men and women feature leggings, hoodies, shirts, sweaters, and sleepwear. PACT’s Organic and Fair Trade certifications are the real deal. They work with Global Organic Textile Standard and adhere to high-level environmental and human standards throughout the entire production line. PACT also discloses where they hire their workers,Read More
In the second half of our two-part interview with Deepak Chopra, he answers questions about his recent book “You Are The Universe”, written with the physicist Menas Kafatos. Parvati Magazine: The understanding you share in You Are the Universe could be profoundly game-changing for many people. What is your wish for how people may change their lives and the world after reading it? Deepak Chopra: Human beings suffer because: They do not know their true self. They have cravings and addictions. They identify with their ego(s). They fear impermanence. TheyRead More
Innovators of pop punk, Blondie, have come out with a new album Pollinator that just may be the 2017 equivalent of their 1978 classic album Parallel Lines. The leadoff single, Fun, certainly lives up to its name. It’s a witty, entertaining song reminiscent of tracks off the Parallel Lines record. While the production value is right in keeping with today’s great pop tracks, it’s still the sound that made Blondie so famous. Its pacing is urgent while laid back. The spaces in between the melodies breathe. It punches and kicksRead More