Dehumanizing women in advertising

*for the Journal Inquirer (& still more than relevant enough to re-post years later) Federal prosecutors have said one-time East Hartford, Conn. “pimp” Brian Forbes sold two young women to another “pimp” for a promised payment of more than $1,000 in late 2003. The sale — for which Forbes never actually received payment, according to … Read more

Branford Marsalis: Keepin’ it real

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Jan. 31, 2013 By Kristen J. Tsetsi There are many typically-asked questions that won’t elicit typical responses from three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis. In a 2010 interview posted on YouTube, for example, Marsalis recalls being asked by a reporter in Holland what he’d like to say to his … Read more

James Galway is the best flute player in the world, and he isn’t shy about it

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 by Kristen J. Tsetsi Sir James Galway has been called the “man with the golden flute,” the “living legend of the flute,” and a “supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire.” Many artists or performers might “Aw, shucks” their way out of such titles, but … Read more

Q&A: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer By Kristen J. Tsetsi Improvisational comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are probably best known for their split-second reactions to unexpected prompts in the recently renewed show now airing on CW, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The two have also performed as a two-man group for the last 10 … Read more

“Revolutionary” author’s experience with gender identity was critical to crafting a real-life character

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Monday, June 9, 2014 By Kristen J. Tsetsi There are certain freedoms granted to young males. Author Alex Myers remembers that as a child his brother was allowed to wear pants to church and could go outside to play afterward. Myers, born a biological female and given the name … Read more

The Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School changed the face of the business world, says former Gibbs dean

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 By Kristen J. Tsetsi A New York Times obituary for former People magazine editor Patricia Ryan, who died late last year, sums up her education thus: “Ms. Ryan, whose only post-secondary education [prior to a job at Sports Illustrated] had been secretarial school, earned a … Read more