Posts by Nicole Solomon

13 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were in the Visual Arts

From Michael Jackson to Lucy Liu, did you know these 13 celebrities worked in the visual arts? We know their faces, voices, performances and general fame, but what about their paintings, photographs, sketches and “Faberge-style eggs”? Whether brilliant or just...interesting, this work is well worth seeing. Here are 13 celebs you may not have known were so serious about the visual arts. Michael Jackson The King of Pop is often recognized as a polymath of sorts who        …read more

cat rapper

The Cat Rapper Loves His Cats, and We Love Him

Our favorite Cat Rapper, iAmMoshow, opens up about fame, furries and feline hip-hop. I first became aware of iAmMoshow last year in his “Cat Bath Rap” video, a charming freestyle ode to properly cleaning high-maintenance cats, which became a viral sensation. The refreshingly sincere, hilarious and pure song was just the tonic the internet needed in the hellscape that was 2016, but it wasn’t iAmMoshow’s first cat-themed contribution to YouTube. The Portland-based rapper has been dropping songs for        …read more

summer movies

Summer Movies Are Here! Fans Anticipate May Blockbusters

Mixed expectations for summer movies coming out in May. May 2017 brings three major summer movies: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. For the past few decades, studios have increasingly pinned their blockbuster hopes on known, low-risk properties with huge licensing potential: hence the ongoing parade of sequels, prequels and remakes. “The blockbuster business model, in which studios focus on a handful of        …read more

going vegan

10 Things No One Tells You about Going Vegan

Going vegan can be a daunting prospect — unless you know these 10 secrets. If you’re thinking of going vegan but don’t know if you’re up to the task, here are 10 things you should know. 1. You don’t love the meat. You love the sauce. Homemade butternut squash ravioli ready for red sauce. Photo + food by the author. Once upon a time my partner ate meat, and boy did he love the pork in his        …read more

11 DIY Remedies for Anxiety

Bust your stress with game therapy, cooking, dancing and more... Anxiety isn’t “all in your head,” regardless of what people say. It’s a full-body, physical experience. Like many of us, I suffer from oft-suffocating anxiety. It can make it difficult to go about my day-to-day life, let alone pursuing hopes and dreams and that stuff. Through many years of trial and error (and more than one therapist), I have developed a bunch of tools for        …read more