HW Pick: Yasuke, The African Samurai, 1500’s

Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) was a retainer of African origin who served under the Sengoku Period Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Lovie Simone Talks Greenleaf Faith, Fans, And Family At BUILD

The original drama series, “Greenleaf,” from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Princess Naomie At The Inwood Caves 1936


Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Check Out “Polly Pocket” By The Mesmerizing Daniela Andrade

We love singer/songwriter/producer and “bedroom-pop” darling Daniela Andrade, the Honduran-Canadian who’s new hit “Polly Pocket” reminds us of A$AP Rocky’s ‘L$D, Love x $ex x Dreams,” hypnotic vibe. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Seagram’s Escapes Presents A Limited-Edition Summer Only Variety Pack

Seagram’s Escapes presents a limited-edition variety pack: Red, White, & Boom – only available for summer! Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Measure Of A Man, From Auschwitz Survivor To Presidents’ Tailor (Video)

He’s been called “America’s greatest living tailor” is in New York and “the most interesting man in the world.” Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Tay Iwar, Nigeria’s Teddy Riley

Tay Iwar, one of most influential in the new age of Nigerian music, has partnered with Soulection to release his debut album ‘Gemini.’

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