ENTERTAINMENT

Now That The Light Is Fading by Maggie Rogers

In the Spring of 2016, a video of a New York University masterclass with music producer Pharrell Williams went viral as a result of the legendary artist-producer’s reaction to a song by senior Maggie Rogers. “Alaska” is a spacious dance-meets-folk track that Rogers crafted just 24 hours before the class. As one of the fellow [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Awakening by Michael Hathaway

In kirtan artist Michael Hathaway's debut album Awakening he’s crafted a 10-song album respectful of kirtan tradition yet innovative in both its use of modern instrumentation and production techniques and its deft integration of traditional Sanskrit mantra. He also includes a plethora of musical influences fused together, including Indian classical, rock, pop, psychedelia, jazz, and gospel. The title [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Vegas Baby Film Review

If the purpose of a documentary is to widen exposure of a particular issue to a broader audience, then Vegas Baby hits the mark. The double entendre in the title cleverly describes the subject matter: an online competition that was held to win a free course of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) from a Las Vegas infertility center. [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Film|0 Comments

Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories & The Power of Transformation

“We’re in this together,” writes award-winning journalist Lauren Lipton in the introduction to her new book, Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories & The Power of Transformation. She and photographer Jaimie Baird seize the book’s pages to illustrate that conviction with unscripted images and candid testimony shared by an honest cross-section of real people and [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

All is Love is All by Dub Sutra

The band Dub Sutra describe themselves as "an eclectic mix of electronic dub downtempo with harmonizing chant and live instruments perfect for chill, yoga, lounge, and moving meditation." They've been taking this music around the world at yoga classes and festivals. Their second album, All Is Love Is All by Dub Sutra, achieves a splendid balance [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

You are the Universe by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos

“You are the Universe.” This is what we are all so eager to hear our significant other say to us. It is also the latest edition by Deepak Chopra in his seemingly boundary-less oeuvre – a canon of consciousness studies. Cosmologist Menas Kafatos joins Chopra as co-author, as his audience expands beyond his traditional following [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The Hug Store Book

  What if you were out of hugs and had to go to the store to get more? In The Hug Store, five-year-old Shana is asked by her Grandfather for a hug. Shana replies that she is all out of hugs and tells her Grandfather she has to go to the store to get more. [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Beatriz at Dinner Film Review

Beatriz at Dinner is a modern-day allegorical tale that asks some of the following questions: Is it possible to reconcile billionaire-class arrogance with earnest goodness and spirituality? Can a non-privileged, caring individual teach a lesson to a member of the one percent? With a dark undercurrent, Beatriz at Dinner is a film that is both [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Film|0 Comments

No Time Like the Present by Jack Kornfield

  Photo of Jack Kornfield by Deborah Jaffe Whether you read beloved teacher and writer Jack Kornfield’s latest book from start to finish, or whether you skip around and read a page here or a chapter there, the wisdom found here offers meaningful gems of inspiration, practical tools for mindfulness, and ways to [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Hare Krishna Film Review

  If His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada tried to enter the US from India today, chances are the spiritual master would be detained. But in 1964, the septuagenarian Vaishnava Swami was welcomed to the West with open arms and proceeded to detonate a transcendental love bomb on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that transformed [...]

By | June 3rd, 2017|Film|0 Comments