All Posts By Terry Check

Julia Lanski Interview

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Against her parents’ wishes, 17-year-old Julia Lanski packed her suitcase and boarded a train to Moscow, a city of opportunity. With little money to her name, she worked odd jobs to pay the rent while studying journalism at night, eventually landing a job in public relations. Feeling shy and uneasy about her natural beauty in ...

Art Basel Recap

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During the first week of December, more than 75,000 art lovers converge on Miami Beach to enjoy modern and contemporary art at Art Basel, the world’s premier art show, and its satellite fairs, art museums, gallery openings, and, of course, parties. This eclectic gathering of wealthy art collectors chauffeured in their Bentleys and art enthusiasts ...

Stasya Knight Interview

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Beauty and talent come together for the Russian actress Stasya Knight with a mesmerizing performance as Symphony Furst in the short film, Cowboys & Engines, a steampunk western. As a comic-book inspired villain, Knight, together with Dr. Clay (played by Malcolm McDowell), steals the professor’s temporal engine and plots the total destruction of San Francisco. ...

Kandyse McClure Interview

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We all fell in love with Kandyse McClure for her portrayal of Dee Dualla in the sci-fi thriller Battlestar Galactica, followed by her role as Dr. Clementine Chasseur in Hemlock Grove. The versatile actress from Durban, South Africa transitioned her acting talent from sci-fi television to sexy thriller film in the soon-to-be released Careful What ...

The Nutcracker Ballet

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Every holiday season since Peter Tchaikovsky composed the music in 1892 together with Hoffmann’s story and Petipa’s choreography, the Nutcracker is enjoyed by young and old alike. Hundreds of dance companies throughout the world perform the annual tradition with creative interpretation of the musical compositions, choreography with both children and professional dancers, elaborate costumes and ...

Belles Organics

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From the hills of North Georgia, Belles Organics began as a small company with big ideas inspired by the creative genius of Jessica Flores, co-founder and CEO, and her husband, Daniel. As happenstance would have it, just as with so many other great ideas, Jessica and Daniel were attending a fourth of July party in ...

Comic-Con Mania

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The nerd/geek culture, the New Cool, has gone mainstream. Everyone, young and old, are entertained by fictional characters like Superman, Iron Man, Spider-man, and the Avengers as the characters become animated at Comic-Con. Many fans and celebrities amass at Comic-Con events in cities such as San Diego, New York, and Salt Lake City to celebrate sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and horror in film, television, ...

Anne Tyler Interview

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Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I?” Are we always so busy with our daily lives that we never take time for ourselves? Meet Anne Tyler Harshbarger, known as Anne Tyler, a principal ballerina for 14 seasons at the Houston and Atlanta Ballets. Consumed with dance classes, rehearsals, and stage performances, she always gave ...

15 Minutes of Fame

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Have you ever visited a modern art museum, like the Tate in London or MoMA in New York, and wondered, “Is this picture of a Campbell soup can or a stack of supermarket boxes really fine art?” It’s hard to imagine sometimes why art is loved by so many art enthusiasts willing to pay millions ...

Morgan Stewart Interview

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Seldom do I meet a celebrity more captivating, intuitive and over-the-top than Morgan Stewart. The comedic personality of “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” is at home being herself. The E! reality TV series, in its second season and no doubt headed for its third, is about six “rich kids” being themselves, having a good time ...

The Wrap is Back

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Started in the 70’s, recreated in the 90’s, and still popular today, the wrap dress is a huge part of Diane von Furstenberg’s (DVF) iconic brand. How often can you find the same dress in your closet as well as your mother’s? Wrapping one side across the other and fastening in the back at the waist, ...