I On The Scene

Discovering David Bowie

He dotted my musical journey through new wave, electronica, punk and rock. He was always a whisper in my ear, and appeared where I least expected.

Election 2016

Election 2016: The Last Rumble Before the Vote

It’s nearly time. After months of campaigning and debating, the first primary contests of the 2016 election season are about to begin. On Feb. 1 Iowans will go to the caucuses, and on Feb. 9 New Hampshire will host the first primary vote. Less than two weeks after that, South Carolinians go to the polls.

Model-Turned-Photographer Jennifer Pogats-Meltzer featured in The Malibu Times

Jennifer Pogats-Meltzer is known as one of the pioneers of the 1970s trend of ‘live mannequin’ modeling. Her stunning, stoic stance in Rodeo Drive boutiques drew hundreds of admirers who lined the streets for a chance to catch a glimpse of the beauty. It even brought out stars like Gregory Peck and Dino Martin.

Fight Winter Melancholy with these Five Easy Tips

For some, winter means a change in mood from cheery holiday spirits to feelings of sadness, anxiety, or melancholy. A dip in temperatures creates a dip in mental health for some, especially when there’s a lack of sunlight. Sleeping patterns change, self-esteem decreases and isolation becomes the norm.

Stars Stud the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Celebrating the start of the new year in cinematic style, the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival took place from Jan. 1st-11th. In its 27th year, the prestigious festival in the desert resort, has featured more than 180 films from over 70 countries, an Awards Gala that has lately become a highly anticipated prelude to the Oscars, as well as the appearance of Hollywood’s finest, including Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Matt Damon.

The Unforgettable Natalie Cole

The outpour of heartfelt condolences continues as funeral services are arranged for Natalie Cole who passed away on Dec. 31 at the age of 65. Her website reads: “It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our Mother and sister’s passing. Natalie fought a …

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham : Farewell to Yet Another Candidate

This week marks the departure of yet another contender for the Republican presidential nomination. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina struggled from the very beginning to gain any traction, rarely polling better than one-percent and being perpetually relegated to the undercard debates.

I On Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It’s a great thing this review comes after the film’s opening weekend and not before. Otherwise, I’d have no idea how to tell you what needs to be told without saying too much. As a matter of fact, numbers for the opening weekend of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens are already available. Variety reports that, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens micronized box office records this weekend, racking up a monumental $238 million opening and justifying the Walt Disney Company’s $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm.”

Nacho Figueras at the World Snow Polo Championship

Congratulations to everyone involved with the success of the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship, which took place Dec. 17 – 19 in Aspen. A little information about the sport: Snow polo is played on a snow-packed arena with teams made up of three players, as in standard polo.

Frank Sinatra’s Musical Legacy

This year marks the 100th birthday celebration of Francis Albert Sinatra, one of the greatest American singers in music history. Sinatra created art out of his music; he made pop music glamorous and played a pivotal role in empowering the masses with his engaging performances on stage and screen.