Detail of a beautiful photo included in Broccoli Magazine's first issue Photo: Courtesy of Jessa Carter for Van der Pop; flower arrangement; woman smoking

2 Books and 1 Magazine For Rainy Days

I am constantly looking for excuses to recommend readings here, the previous one was for cold winter days, today it's for rainy days. And, it's been raining since morning here in New York. If staying inside to you means aloneness and boredom, it doesn't always have to. Let me tell you how, there are two…

Dame Vivienne Westwood after unveiling her Spring/Summer 2010 women's collection greets attendees with a model down the run way; powered wig, iconic t-shirts; fashion with a message, audience appluse

Vivienne Westwood: The Revolution Starter

"Buy less, choose well, and make it last." -Vivienne Westwood This quote by Dame Vivienne Westwood reads quite straightforward. For more than 40 years, the designer has played pivotal roles in the evolution of British fashion and culture. Today, she remains at the forefront of fashion with her creative ideas and social beliefs. Her creative…

CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission from burning fossil fuels; factory; smoke chimneys

Global Warming: How Come?

The effects of global warming is undeniable, from increased rain and snowfall across the globe to wildfires and lost habitat for animals. But why some of us are still skeptical? (e.g. America backing out of the Paris Agreement). Scientists world-wide agree humans are the major cause of climate change since Industrial Revolution. The human factor…

#METOO hashtags

#MeToo: As a Socio-political Movement

In recent news, the letting go of men from their powerful positions due to sexual harassment charges has prompted women nation-wide to speak out against men who behave badly and unprofessionally at work. These revelations surprised people, but a majority of them, all in all, were not surprised at such rampant perverseness. The use of…

Moreau was one of those actresses using her off-screen experience to enrich her on-screen roles. She was professional and devoted her acting, no difficult scenes ever discouraged her. As Truffaut once wrote: “Générosité, ardeur, complicité, compréhension de la fragilité humaine, tout cela peut se lire sur l’écran quand Jeanne Moreau joue.”*

Jeanne Moreau: A Woman of Character

I've been enamored with French New Wave cinema since college. Behind the cameras, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Vardas, etc. translated everyday- life into vignettes laced with spontaneous emotions. On screen, dazzling actresses such as Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, Catherine Deneuve, etc. played leading female characters of beauty, intelligence and complicated emotional interior. But there was one that stood out…