Alyssa Manners Fall Winter Reading List

Peacock Finds: Fall And Winter 2013 Book Reads- Biographies

Alyssa Manners Fall Winter Reading List

I’m sure by now you’ve read or at least glimpsed at my About Me section, so you have an idea of who I am and my background. I have a joint degree in English and Journalism, so clearly my love for writing knows no limits. But I am also very passionate about reading. Sometimes (often times), television shows are simply not enough. Not enough substance, not enough depth, not enriching whatsoever. And where reruns of Sex And The City or Mad Men fail me (it’s rare), a book will forever find success.  Continue reading “Peacock Finds: Fall And Winter 2013 Book Reads- Biographies”

Andre 3000 stars as Jimi Hendrix in biopic

First Look: Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix For “All Is By My Side” [PHOTO]

Andre 3000 stars as Jimi Hendrix in biopic

It’s been a year since the first glimpses of Andre 3000 dressed up like Jimi Hendrix has emerged, but here’s the first look at what is sure to be an extraordinary performance.  Continue reading “First Look: Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix For “All Is By My Side” [PHOTO]”

Lorraine Hansberry Biopic Is A Go: Starring Taye Hansberry, Issa Rae, Jaleel White, And More…

What Happens To A Dream Deferred? Does It Dry Up Like A Raisin In The Sun? No dreams deferred here as Taye Hansberry stars in the lead role of the biographical film highlighting the life of her great-aunt, playwrite Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry is currently in production of the script as she brings Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae on to tackle the role of Nina Simone and … Continue reading Lorraine Hansberry Biopic Is A Go: Starring Taye Hansberry, Issa Rae, Jaleel White, And More…

Balenciaga Biography, “The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World” Set For Release

“He really liked to work on rather fat bodies.” Such a bold statement to be made about the acclaimed fashion designer and couturier. Said statement will be emblazoned in my mind forever. Mary Blume exposes the private and public life of Cristóbal Balenciaga in her biography,  “The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Included in her accounts is his relationship with business … Continue reading Balenciaga Biography, “The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World” Set For Release