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First Book: Deanna Fei On “A Thread Of Sky”
April 23, 2010, 2:19 pm
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Deanna Fei author of A Thread Of Sky

Wordsmithing woman warrior Deanna Fei

Emotional vistas! Filial summits! Deanna Fei’s first novel A Thread of Sky follows six women as they traverse China, history, and their hearts on a family vacay. Filled with nuanced, honest characters and vivid storytelling, there’s a reason why A Thread Of Sky has been named an Indie Next Notable Book and The Chicago Tribune sez, “this summer, no smart woman should leave on vacation without it” — it’s brillz!

We interviewed Deanna for the deets on her debut (which has  gotten support along the way from – holy resumes! — no less than the Fulbright folks, the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Chinese Cultural Scholarship).

Here are key firsts from writing her first book… Continue reading



Taos Ski Valley’s 21-Year Old Snowboarding Chef Vincent Reif
April 13, 2010, 3:18 pm
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Chef Vincent shreds major...lettuce.

Yes, I’m frostsmitten. Winter’s barely over and I already miss snowboarding. This season I made it out to some amazing resorts in New Mexico, among them the steep-steeped Taos Ski Valley. The family-run resort is largely expert terrain, but who knew it served up talent on the slopes and in the kitchen?

It turns out the cooksmith who designed and delivered the delectable dishes at resort restaurant Rhoda’s is a 21-year old Kansas kid named Vincent Reif. What a McTwist! The Pop caught up with him between runs to get the scoop… Continue reading



What You Krave: ATL’s “Ghetto Pop” Girl Group
February 19, 2010, 1:37 pm
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Krave: Ghetto Pop R&B Girl Group

Living in A Krave? Your roomies: Chanel, Shan Q & Jazz.

Oh, pardon me! I didn’t mean for my buttockular bouncin’ backside to bump into your soy latte. It’s just that I’m listening to Krave, you see. Yes, Krave. Krave? They’re the awesome booty jam/club banger/independent lady anthem makers from the ATL!

Not ringing a bell? Don’t feel the fool. Though they’ve collabo-ed with Flo-Rida and Akon, the group — Chanel Ross, Jasmine “Jazzy” Kearse and Shanquilla “Shan Q’ Robinson — is relatively under wraps until their debut drops this fall.

In the mizzy tizzy, read on for The Apopcalypse’s chat with the girls and a listen to their new song, “Go Crazy”… Continue reading



Clash of the Clucks: An Amateur Chicken Wing Eating Contest at Velvet Lounge
February 4, 2010, 4:37 pm
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Matthew L Bobiak sweeps Clash of the Clucks

What the cluck?! The champ just winged it!

Who knew Long Island loins were laced with such precious pixie dust, resulting in superstar spawn including Billy Joel, Harvey Milk, Walt Whitman and its newest It-Boy, Matthew L. Bobiak.

Gloating grease-stained and triumphant in the pic above above, the full-time science nerd/part-time chicken-chomping champ studies at Stony Brook University. New to competitive nom nom nomming, this  fowl player entered and won his first chicken wing eating contest last Sunday at the Velvet Lounge, downing a gristly 65 wings in 15 minutes… Continue reading



The Older Woman Files: My Younger Boyfriend Gets Me (Even More) Carded
February 1, 2010, 6:01 pm
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The Older Woman Files My Younger Boyfriend Gets Me Carded

Booze clues: Legal or not?

Thanks to botoxPearl Cream, a cursed portrait genetics, at 32 I can still pass as a school girl. Like me, My Younger Boyfriend also defies age. While some guys bald and bloat at 25, his emo locks, skinny jeans and custom Dunks could land him the role of American sk8r at Degrassi High.

For the most part, our kiddie looks are fodder for fun, like the time we crashed the 8th grade prom in Irvington, VA. (“You two have to leave. No, not after ‘Lollipop.’ Now.”) BUT, it can be frustrating when we’re mistaken for kids in grown up situations… Continue reading



(A Nude) Little Beach on Maui, Hawaii: Nakey Bakey!
January 11, 2010, 6:10 pm
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Naked drum circle at Little Beach Maui

Maui, wowie!

Just got back from New Years on the sun-soaked isle and had to give some skins to Little Beach, a sandy haven for nudists, free spirits and buds of Mary Jane in Makena State Park. We went on a Sunday when the clear waves were crashing, the drums a-thumping, and a vast assortment of buns toasting in the midday sun… Continue reading



“Did You Hear About The Morgans” Writer/Director Marc Lawrence Is In An Empire State Of Mind
December 18, 2009, 8:08 pm
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Did You Hear About The Morgans, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh

Marc Lawrence isn’t quite Jay-Z, but he can rep as hard for the five boroughs as hip hop’s kingpin.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant rom-com “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” opens tonight.

They say it’s about busted wuv and murder and city folk reconnecting in the wilderness and blah blah blah blah…BUT The Apopcalypse snagged writer/director Marc Lawrence for an interview, and turns out, it’s all that AND an indirect ode to NYC.

Here’s what he had to say… Continue reading




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