On the Radar

France known as the city of lights has been under high alert throughout this year. 2015 opened with a violent attack. The Charlie Hebdo offices were targeted after its controversial political satire aiming the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. As a result, Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski, Jean “Cabu” Cabut and Bernard Verlhac, known as “Tignous” were murdered.


Charlie Hebdo site



Months later, multiple areas in France were under attack. 129 victims died and many others are wounded or under intensive care. Six areas of France lived the assault of war: Stade de France, Restaurant Le Petit Cambodge, Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Concert venue Bataclan, Avenue de la Republique, and Restaurant La Belle Equipe.


Photo: Reuters telegraph.co.uk

The Aftermath

Hours later, ISIS claim responsibility of the terrorist plan. The terrorist group ploys to create more chaos in France and other countries. It has been a decade since France declared “State of Emergency”- yet, the French government is moving forward to end any future attacks.

The World Responds

The world is in solidarity with France. Many countries such as the US, Brazil, Australia and many more are displaying the tri color of France. Including the Muslim community has condemned the attacks.


Photo: Reuters Telegraph.co.uk

Meanwhile, survivors of the attack have expressed words of peace and not hatred. This is a brave message because hostility leads to bloodshed.

In the end, it pains me to type that violence will never end. Nonetheless, 129 lives were taken away and they will be remembered. Stay strong, France.

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Star Wars is Shaking the Force Around the World

A day ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens released a new trailer. It blew my mind! Although, there are perhaps billions of theories surrounding all the new and returning characters from the saga…I believe that keeping the mystery is best way to go. Nonetheless, the newcomers including the adorable BB-8 are causing major buzz. Without further a due, I’m breaking down the new characters.


Finn (John Boyega)

A former Storm Trooper that tries to escape his past and embarks a new path with the force.

Rey (Daisy Ridley)

She’s tough cookie that flies solo in the beginning; however, this survivor will meet Finn and other major characters like Han Solo which she will also start an important chapter in her life.

Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)

The leader and a pilot flies the X-Wing Fighter. His mission is to end the First Order.


BB-8 Star Wars Official Website

A new droid has arrived! R2-D2 and C-3PO finally has a new friend as adorable as they are. The mystery surrounding this tiny droid is that he’s part of Dameron’s crew; however, the trailers that the saga has released including their merchandise has the droid next to Rey. What will happen to Poe? Why is BB-8 with Rey? WHY?!?!?!?!?!


General Hux ( Domhnall Gleeson)

First Order general.

Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie)

A fierce female captain of the First Order’s legions of troopers.

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)

Kylo Ren Star Wars Official Website

Kylo wants to continue what Darth Vader couldn’t finish. He is the new wave of evil under the First Order. In comparison to Darth Vader, Ren’s face is visible and he’s also quite young. Of course, the big question is what drove Kylo Ren to follow the dark forces of evil? and Why is his lightsaber so different?!!!

Don’t miss the new chapter of the acclaimed George Lucas saga this December only in theaters and IMAX!

Visit the Official website


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Things Get Weird

It is a 360 degree change on season 2 of Girl Meets World. As they are growing up, more topics arise and the three-part season: Girl Meets Texas their friendship is tested. As many perhaps speculated, Maya’s constant taunting and mockery towards Lucas is her façade.

As it is revealed by Riley, Maya likes Lucas. Riley decides to unite Lucas and Maya; however, am I the only one that thinks about Lucas feelings? Although Riley is seemingly doing a sacrifice because Maya stepped back to allow her to pursue Lucas; nonetheless, she’s not doing a great job at it because she’s not comfortable with it. How? She keeps on saying, “We are brother and sister.” She tries to convince herself by repeating the phrase plenty of times that I highly doubt the audience believes it.

By no means I am suggesting Riley isn’t a good friend, yet at the same she’s forcing Lucas to go to Maya. Mainly, she’s puppetering this poor kid! Since he’s the kind of boy who does everything for his friends – naively, he landed on this situation. Riley did throw on his face their status of brother-sister relationship; ergo,  Lucas is just going along and exploring this new territory. Clearly, this new relationship is not working. But, I do point this out, he has the power to say NO! I wanted for him to say, please stop! He did speak up by not allowing Riley calling him a brother, still he could have been more concise. In addition, these kids are somehow wiser in certain aspects than the ordinary 13-14 year old students. So, this whole three-part series could have ended differently.

Then, there’s Charlie which he is Riley’s rebound. I also feel sorry for this kid too. He likes Riley and asked her out. Out of desperation, she accepted and then she does not want him to talk to her during their first date. What’s up with that?! and what about the parents? Are they are aware of this date?!

Meanwhile, Corey would like for his child to avoid the route of disappointment and heart-break. I do praise that he’s afraid and he is not clear what to do. In real life, I would say to these kids, do you actually study in school? Anyhow, they are growing up and part of it is understanding all kinds of feelings including confusion. Overall, I can say Riley is messing up everything without acknowledging it…well, Farkle did point this out with kinder words.

Good job with the confusion arc. I was hooked.

Til It Happens To You

Two days ago, Lady Gaga released a new video clip called Til It Happens To You. The song and video brings the harsh reality that happens in most college campuses: sexual assault. The horrible reality is that most victims are too afraid to speak up and even worse when no one believes their side of the story.

In Gaga’s video, Til It Happens To You showcases realistic scenarios and the aftermath of rape. Both lyrics and the video are powerful enough to show its message and its purpose. From the documentary, The Hunting Ground which focuses on the rape culture on college campuses and how its ignored by college administrations.

Til It Happens To You is available on iTunes and a portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.

Til It Happens To You

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Aloha (It Sucks!)

Before the film’s realease, Aloha already showed a major problem in terms of casting choices; however, casting Emma Stone as Allison Ng is part of the 99 problems this film has.

The plot is a poorly planned ocean of cliches of other ideas Crowe have used in the past. Nothing could save this train wreck. I must point out that John Krasinki’s character as the voiceless husband was probably the easiest job he’s ever done. He probably had two sentences and awkward looks towards Bradley Cooper during the film. 

Meanwhile, the story lacks substance because it was predictable. Stone’s character started as a robotic-straight arrow captain and her purpose was to be Cooper’s watchdog. Then, like most cliches she falls for him or (in a sarcastic tone) she saves him. Oh, the pain of the lack of imagination!

On the other side of this film, Crowe brings Rachel McAdams character with an unnecessary secret she’s held in the past 12 years. She  finally told her former boyfriend that he has a daughter (oh, my! no one saw that one coming…I’m rolling my eyes). Then Crowe has the talented comedian, Danny McBride as a lame colonel moving his fingers nervously. 

(Probably the only interesting scene was Alec Baldwin blasting through the doors and screaming his lungs out. Because his screams woke me up.) Another odd character was Bill Murray as the eccentric and sucky villain in Aloha which makes “Dr. Evil” portrayed by Mike Meyers an absolute menace.

Although critics blasted Elizabethtown in the past, at least that film made sense in comparison to Aloha. It’s a pity the actresses and actors are great, yet in this film no one shined. The only thing this film was missing was Emma Stone leaving the country and Bradley Cooper chasing her at the airport. Finalizing the film with the expected speech and saying I love you.

Overall, Aloha is just a bad film. Save yourself and save your money.

100 Lessons from…30 Rock

Although 30 Rock ended a while back, there are plenty of fans (this list I include myself here) loves this series. Here’s another article dedicated to hilarious lessons from the award winning comedy, 30 Rock.

  1. Snart (sneezing and farting at the same time) only happens at 10am
  2. Never eat food that belongs to Liz (or anyone as passionate about food like Lemon)
  3. Acting is about consistency, so it’s best not to fart
  4. If you think you speak French, it’s because you’re living in a bubble of handsomeness
  5. Everyone will be a badger one point in their lives
  6. Sun Tea helps the planet

    Photo: 30 Rock NBC.COM

  7. Only former Vice President, Al Gore can recycle jokes
  8. An embarrassing 90s commercial may cheer up your friend
  9. Must wear an EGOT necklace
  10. It’s classy to wear socks with sandals
  11. Running through the streets only wearing your underwear and screaming, ” I am a Jedi!” Is a legit thing to do 
  12. Pretending to be Elmo to encourage your son/daughter to pee is acceptable
  13. There’s always a son or a daughter that will be creepy
  14. Trucker hats with phrases is a Frank trademark
  15. Pretending to be Princess Leah to avoid jury duty only works in Chicago, but not in NYC
  16. Arm crunches once a year is enough exercise
  17. A wedding gown is also a fancy toilet paper if you’re surviving a hurricane
  18. IKEA can test the durability of a relationship
  19. ‘Lemoned’ is another way to say ‘screwed’

    Photo: 30 Rock NBC.COM

  20. Blurg and nerds are part of society
  21. Shooting an arrow may help a friend in need (not in real life though!)
  22. When an ‘Actor Announcement’ occurs, you’re expected to listen
  23. Kelsey Grammer is an excellent con-man
  24. If a blue blob with eyes waves at you: you may need food or your medications
  25. Conan O’Brien is a resentful ex-boyfriend
  26. If there’s a financial crisis, find the nearest VCR to play Don Geiss 1987 tape ASAP
  27. If Kathy Geiss sings, beware she may take off her underwear at the end of the song

    Photo: 30 Rock NBC.COM

  28. Valentine’s Day is also the worse day ever
  29. Everyone needs a mentor
  30. Cleveland is the most polite city in America
  31. Rules are necessary
  32. A dirty gym bag may attract bats
  33. Loosing your virginity to a British person may result a British accent shortly afterwards
  34. Yes, there’s another Wesley Snipes and he’s not an actor
  35. Carol Burnett is also the name of a handsome pilot
  36.  GE may not like all of the jokes
  37. When things are bad in the White House is when you write memos with ketchup, dirty rock or leak water
  38. Reaganing means when an individual is capable to resolve all of his or her issues and achieve his or her goals without failure (in a 24-48 hour period)
  39. Jelly beans are useful for stressful moments or doing a voiceover
  40. There’s only one director and his name is Shawn
  41. Writing the Lord’s name in a voting ballot counts as a Republican vote (according to Jack)
  42. One must sing, ‘Night Cheese’ while wearing a snuggie
  43. Staples can be a sexy place
  44. Ann Curry is the most specific journalist in history
  45. Dr. Leo Spaceman will administer your flu shot if you dance for him
  46. The Meat Machine is only available in Russia
  47. Not all class reunions are pleasant
  48. Don’t be surprised if your current boyfriend may look like a villain from a Telemundo telenovela
  49. Some nurses are hot
  50. Out of loneliness, anyone may become a Generalissimo
  51. Oprah is also a religion
  52. Weinerslav is pronounced Wiener-Slave
  53. Beware of fight clubs
  54. It’s not ok to name a cat, ‘Emily Dickson’

    Photo: 30 Rock NBC.COM

  55. Giving someone ‘the business’ and it means ‘your front’ – it’s probably your worst quadrant
  56. Once in your lifetime, you may wear triple spanx and wear slutty makeup
  57. Never go to Kenneth’s parties because they suck
  58. Only Cerie has four cousins from Holland
  59. The best answer is…you’re not my dad!
  60. Lizzing happens once in a while
  61. Don’t doubt Lutz, his nephew is hot
  62. It’s okay to fall in love with a Jenna/ Cher impersonator
  63. Business drunk is the same as rich drunk which also means it’s legal to drive
  64. Every time one meets someone new, try to figure out how to fight them
  65. Princeton men cannot have bedbugs
  66. MILF Island is an addictive show
  67. The most important words in the American judicial system is…’My client has no memory of that’
  68. Never take advice from a woman that tapes her bra together
  69. Something’s are a blessing and a purse
  70. It’s okay to scold pigeons because they need self respect
  71. If your husband wakes up on the neighbors roof – that’s normal
  72. There’s is a nucular scientist in a James Bonk Movie
  73.  Wearing a penis hat for a funeral may symbolize something special
  74. Make sure your entourage has a Sasha, a Michael, and a Gay Michael
  75. Someone may have a weird sex tape filmed in night vision
  76. The Hornberger system always prevail
  77. There are two types of lipstick: Sunset Blush and Tiger Orgasm
  78. Getting booked on The View means you’re the least crazy one
  79. Describing someone’s beauty also means fading, 80s, and 1880s
  80. The best medicine is medicine
  81.  Richard F. Esposito should trim everybody’s hair
  82. Harvard men would never say they’re cool (cough, cough) correction that they quit

    Photo: 30 Rock NBC.COM

  83.  Marry, boff, kills always gets weird
  84. Bitch Hunters was cancelled
  85. Wesleyan is not the Harvard of Connecticut
  86. Don’t disgrace the peacock
  87. Some can’t walk and talk at the same time
  88. Giuliani had a doll collection back in the 80s
  89. Kenneth is the safest place in 30 Rock
  90. The ingredients for a Frank-Schlong  cocktail are cherry juice, buttermilk, and tequila
  91. Get a prescription for your donkey spell
  92. The mayor of Stone Mountain is a horse
  93. Before announcing bad news, make them watch baby panda sneezing clip

    Photo: 30 Rock NBC.COM

  94. Dot Com is the smartest guy ever
  95. Sandwich day is sacred
  96. ‘It’s Never too Late for Now’ is an awful song
  97. Cheesy Blasters is served at the Asian fusion restaurant, Season 4
  98. Is appropriate to wear a Princess Leah dress for your wedding day
  99. ‘Muffin Top’ is a banned song
  100. Mazel Tov, Dummies!

*Happy birthday, Mom!

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Sexy Baby: The Arena of Sexualization in the Digital Age

Porn has existed since the ancient times; however, the current generation is bombarded with pornographic themes everywhere. In films, posters, and commercials is a small description how far have sexual images reached in our fingertips. The documentary Sexy Baby follows three women that have nothing in common, but the common denominator is the pornographic influence in their lives. The main characters are Winifred (12), Nichole (32), and Laura (22) are discovering the distant aspects of reality and their sexuality. 

Winifred is the youngest of the trio. She’s a wealthy girl and her parents are divorced, but they have an excellent relationship. Winifred is intelligent and wise for her age because at the beginning of the documentary, she’s in gymnastics and she’s an actress for a sociological play that focuses on pop culture and the over-sexualization in the media. Although she’s bold and perceptive, she wraps herself in the pressure, influence, and the discovery of her teenage years through social media. Although she’s well aware of the poor portrayal of women and pornography; Winifred explores through imitation by posting pictures showing her bare back, the side of her bra and distancing herself from her parents. Then, out of the blue, she quits gymnastics claiming she didn’t like it. In my view, I think it was too much to handle between school, the theater, and gymnastics- I think, I would have dropped one class too.

Another force that pulls Winifred is her friend Olivia. Both sharing their curiosities, Winifred follows Olivia unintentionally like a small clique duo. Meanwhile, Winifred parents struggle with a watchful eye their daughters behaviors. Winifred being the oldest also influences her younger sisters without knowing it. Some might criticize her parents for allowing her to watch and listen to Lady Gaga; however, it’s difficult to hide city children in a digital era from popular singers that embrace their sexuality through their music and style.   
Now, Laura is ten years older than Winifred and lives in Texas. The teacher assistant is unhappy and tormented. Although she’s a beautiful and a healthy young woman, she believes her labia is uneven. After her ex-boyfriend compared her body with a porn star – the 22 year-old insecurities consummated her with one goal in mind…a labia reduction is the cure. Laura thinks the body of a porn star is what attracts men. 

In order to reach her goal, Laura takes a second job to pay her surgery. Finally, it’s the day of her surgery and her mother supports her decision, yet it makes her mother sad to know the reason behind the surgery. Although the final result makes Laura happy- in reality, her decision is not to satisfy herself, but for her future boyfriend. What would happen if her next boyfriend says she needs bigger breasts like Porn stars…will she get breast implants?

Lastly, Nichole aka Nakita Kash is a former porn star. The 32 year-old is famous in the adult industry and became known in mainstream television through the show, America’s Got Talent. Currently, Nichole teaches the art of pole dancing and she’s starting a new chapter of her life…marriage. Nichole is not shy about her past and knows the effects of porn both the good and the bad of the industry. The career may bring quick wealth, still Nichole firmly states making love and pornographic sex are opposite realities. Making love is mutual and a beautiful feeling between a couple that evokes happiness. Meanwhile, porn sex is with a stranger and its artificial.

Nichole does not literally say this message,yet it is clear her definition of pornography in society. She cautions the audience about it and teenagers shouldn’t watch it while they are 12 or 13. It may disfigure the reality of women, image and sex. 

Overall, pornography has merged into everyday language, image, and culture. The staggering effect is how younger generations are already influenced by it and imitating it. Sexting is common among teenagers and its viewed as a common thing to do because it’s popular. Even the simple ‘Like’ function in Facebook becomes a pivotal push into a sexualized image because is well received by most people.  

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