Hit The Wall

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

The day the world changed was captured in Hit The Wall. But it was about more than the igniting spark of the famous Stonewall Riots on that sweltering night June 28, 1969; it was a moment of conscious awakening. Hit The Wall is the new play brilliantly written by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff. It genuinely moved me in its carefully focused nuances. I hadn’t expected it.

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A T-Mobile Customer Service Nightmare

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Debate This , Opinion , Reviews

A T-Mobile customer service nightmare awaited me upon my return to New York City. After a long-extended stay overseas –, I thought I was returning to the “1st” world,” you know the land of innovation, efficiency and the highest standards of customer service excellence. Is there any other industry beyond cellular that can charge more, provide less, and make your life miserable in the process? The first cell-phone I purchased was in 1986. The receiver looked a lot like a home phone, but cradled into a large 5lb battery pack. It cost $3,000 and $1 per minute. […]

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Oz The Great and Powerful Review

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Film , Reviews

Oz The Great and Powerful review is that the prequel to the legendary 1939 “Wizard of Oz.” it begins many many years before Dorothy’s fateful adventure among the Munchkins.  Sam Raimi directs and the story moves along steady enough. However, a great deal of what made the film was fabulous 3D effects — and they were pretty spectacular –, coupled with wonderful sets, a touch of humor — more like one-liner wit –, and the BIG answers to questions everyone has been wondering about for 74 years.

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Bannerghatta National Park and Safari of Southern India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , Reviews

Bannerghatta National Park is approximately 31 kilometers outside of the city of Bangalore, India; still part of the state of Karnataka.  You can drive, take a motorcycle, or just hop in an Auto-Rickshaw — its pretty much a straight shot without turns to get there.

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Skyfall

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Film , Reviews

The opening scene of Skyfall is breathtaking; crisp, dangerous, fast, furious and all edgy-BONDness.  Craig in his third outing as the world’s coolest spy seems to have found his balance in making the role his own.

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