Day: July 13, 2021

Q&A with Thalassa Chef Ralpheal Abrahante: “Eat Fish. Live Longer.”

Q&A with Thalassa Chef Ralpheal Abrahante: “Eat Fish. Live Longer.”

Food that is real, authentic, and made with great passion is the best food there is. Ralpheal Abrahante, the Chef of Thalassa Restaurant, a Greek-inspired seafood restaurant in Tribeca in New York City, exemplifies a true passion for cooking and health, while providing his customers with the most natural and pure experience possible. NYC Tastemakers had the pleasure of sitting down with the Chef and learning more about Thalassa Restaurant and his love for Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Does TikTok Make or Break Popular Songs?

Does TikTok Make or Break Popular Songs?

A few months before I downloaded the TikTok app, I was driving to school with a few of my friends and ‘Make You Mine’ by PUBLIC came on the radio. Almost instantly, my friend asked to change the station because she was sick of hearing “TikTok songs.” I didn’t think much of the comment at the time, but after I downloaded the app at the beginning of the pandemic, I began to understand what she meant.

Sha’Carri Richardson Will Run at the Prefontaine Classics in August

Sha’Carri Richardson Will Run at the Prefontaine Classics in August

Many are disappointed by star sprinter, Sha’Carri Richardson’s, suspension from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but we still may get a chance to see her run in the near future. Richardson’s 30-day suspension began on June 28th, when a drug test found cannabis in her system. She admitted to using cannabis to cope with her biological mother’s death the week before her Olympic trials, where she qualified to run the 100-meter dash and became a frontrunner candidate for a gold medal in the event.

Tokyo Olympics Will Not Have Spectators

Tokyo Olympics Will Not Have Spectators

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, due to the fact that Tokyo has declared a state of emergency as a result of the coronavirus situation in Japan, there will now be no spectators in attendance at the Olympics. According to CNN, Seiko Hashimoto from the Japanese Olympic Committee stated that because of the pandemic, there was “no choice but to hold the games in a limited way” — despite the fact that a host city has never banned spectators from attendance in the history of the Olympics.

Joe Biden Speaks about Voting Rights in Philadelphia

Joe Biden Speaks about Voting Rights in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden will deliver a speech about voting rights, which will happen at around 3pm at the National Constitution Center. This speech is a highly anticipated one, as voting rights are being challenged in many states across the country. Currently in Texas, the GOP is pushing laws that would make mail-in votes more difficult and eliminate 24-hour voting, which would make voting significantly more difficult.

New York City Students Will Likely Continue to Wear their Masks Next Year

New York City Students Will Likely Continue to Wear their Masks Next Year

The CDC announced that fully vaccinated students and teachers no longer need to wear their masks in school, but New York City won’t be adjusting. On Monday, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that New York City public schools will not be adjusting their policies regarding mask wearing in school. This would mean that students and teachers will be required to continue wearing their masks during the next school year.

Olivia Rodrigo Promotes Vaccinations with President Biden

Olivia Rodrigo Promotes Vaccinations with President Biden

Olivia Rodrigo, who recently released the hit songs ‘good 4 u’ and ‘driver’s license’ along with her album ‘Sour,’ plans to encourage young people to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations with President Joe Biden on Wednesday. She intends to visit the White House on July 14 in order to help promote vaccinations among younger Americans.

Are Adult Cartoons Relying on “Gross-Out” Humor?

Are Adult Cartoons Relying on “Gross-Out” Humor?

Before you call me a party pooper: I’m the first to laugh at a potty joke, and the last to stop laughing. From a young age, I’ve found them enjoyable, and to this day I live by the code, “never too prideful for potty jokes.”
But there’s a point where you need more. One pattern that I’ve noticed in TV shows, especially in adult cartoons, is the tendency to lean into potty humor as the show progresses.

Take a Book, Leave a Book!

Take a Book, Leave a Book!

After being away at school for a few months, things looked a lot different at my local park. They redid the pavement, updated the playgrounds, and most intriguingly, added small wooden boxes throughout the path. Next to each box was a small friendly sign that read: “Take a book, leave a book!” This stopped me in my tracks. When I went to look a little closer at the boxes, I found a small door, which opened to a stack of about five or six books.

English Soccer Fans Racially Attack Players after the Team’s Loss at Euros

English Soccer Fans Racially Attack Players after the Team’s Loss at Euros

On Sunday, Italy’s win over England at the 2021 UEFA European championship. The game was very close and was ultimately determined by penalty kicks. Three Black players, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho, missed their penalty kicks and, as many predicted, were subjected to racial abuse.

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