Empty Nest. Full Heart. Quiet Mind.

It’s here, and there is no turning back. The day our youngest of two children left for college, and I had to decorate our Christmas tree all by myself! I really thought this day would never come! Joking aside, it’s been about three months since we traveled to New York to drop her off at […]

NYU’s 2013 Hive Mind Film Festival Selects Bianca Valle’s Film “Luces”

She’s barely half a freshman at New York University, and Bianca Valle (yes, my daughter) already has a film screening at a film festival. Valle is a student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television program, and submitted her short film, “Las luces que ilustran” or “Lights of Wisedom” for consideration. Her entry was selected for NYU’s […]

First Ever Youtube Music Awards Were Messy

Frankly, the ‘messy show’ director Spike Jonze promised to deliver to mark the first ever Youtube Music Video Awards live stream  was 90 minutes too long. I wonder what Youtube.com company owner Google thinks about the cost of financing this debacle? Considering I  was one of only 250,000 plus viewers  (it peaked at just over 300,000 […]

First Ever YOUTUBE Video Music Awards Streamming Live Today!

The first ever Youtube Video Music Awards is streaming live today! Your NYU correspondent, Bianca Valle, is inside the inaugural event celebrating music from around the world. Valle will also be appearing as an extra during several numbers directed by “Where the Wild Things Are” director Spike Jonze (married to Sofia Coppola). Keep your eyes open […]

Hispanic Heritage Month — Student Film Represents Struggle with Cultural Diversity

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the United State, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you this particularly relevant student film. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. The very short reel  highlights the struggle with cultural diversity in this country from a young girl’s point of view, and uses her […]