Cassidy Paredes

Cassidy Paredes

Bio: Cassidy Paredes recently graduated from Liberty University with a BS in English and Writing. While in college, her passion and love for writing inspired her to publish her two books, Picture Perfect and Even This Will Fade, on Amazon. She is excited to start the next stage of her career with NYCTastemakers and continue growing as a writer and editor.

Felony Charges Filed Against Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges for Domestic Violence

Miles Bridges who is a Charlotte Hornets free agent will be brought to court Wednesday for felony charges of domestic violence and child abuse, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
The 24-year-old faces one count of injuring a child’s parent and two counts of child abuse.

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2022 Tony Winner Deirdre O’Connell Will Star in Sarah Ruhl’s Becky Nurse of Salem Off-Broadway

Deirdre O’Connell who won a 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her amazing performance in Dana H. will star in Sarah Ruhl’s off-Broadway production of Becky Nurse of Salem for the Lincoln Center Theater this fall.

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Mind-Bending Movies to Watch if You Liked Inception

One of the best (and my personal favorite) genres in movie watching is mind-bending, also called thought-provoking movies. Movies that have hidden twist and turns just subtle enough to captivate and completely alter the audience’s perception of the film are exciting and riveting! Most mind-bending movies are fast paced with high stakes, revealing little bits and pieces of the ending so subtly that by the end of the movie, the audience doesn’t know what hit them!

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Strangers Rally to Offer Free Mental Health Help after the Deadly Fourth of July Parade Shooting

After the deadly shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, IL earlier this month, a therapy resource is going viral, illuminating the widespread mental health impact of mass shootings in the U.S. Following the shooting that claimed seven lives and injured several more, an interior designer from Illinois named Alexandra Kaehler created a list of available mental health therapists that people could go to and posted them on Instagram.

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THE TYPEWRITER

He rolled up his sleeves and sighed before dusting off his old machine. The worn chair he sat on was rickety, just like his old bones. He fumbled with the paper from his drawer. He chuckled to himself. It’s crazy to think that even decades out of practice, his mind …

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Ivana Trump Dies at Age 73

Ivana Trump, the glamorous businesswoman and former wife of Donald Trump, died in her Manhattan home on Thursday at the age of 73. Donald Trump announced the sad news on Truth Social, the social media platform he created, saying, “I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City.

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Jake Paul Gears Up for Match Against Hasim Rahman Jr. Hoping to Get Conor McGregor’s Attention

On August 6, 2022, Jake Paul (5-0) will face Hasim Rahman Jr. (12-1) in a boxing match held at Madison Square Garden in New York in his sixth professional boxing match. As Paul is gearing up for this match, he told WFAN Sports Radio’s Carton & Roberts that he thinks Connor McGregor will be scared to face him after he beats Rahman next month.
Jake Paul has long wanted to face UFC star Connor McGregor despite McGregor’s disinterest. Either way, Paul intends to score another knockout in his upcoming match.

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Op-Ed: The Elephant Man – One of the Best Plays for Community Theater

Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning classic, The Elephant Man, is based on the life of John Merrick, a horribly deformed 19th-century British man—the victim of a rare skin and bone disease— who becomes the star of a freak circus show where he is used, abused, and exploited.

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Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait Found Hidden Behind His Painting “Head of a Peasant Woman”

Though there were only 35 known self-portraits of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most esteemed artists of all time, another self-portrait was discovered this week behind his painting “Head of a Peasant Woman” at the National Galleries of Scotland. This 1885 painting was a part of a series of portraits that Van Gogh painted in the Netherlands. “Head of a Peasant Woman” was set to be added to the National Galleries’ upcoming exhibition, “A Taste for Impressionism: Modern French Art from Millet to Matisse,” opening July 30 and running through November 13.

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Op-ed: Chronic Illness Epidemic in America: It’s More Common Than You Think

Chronic illness is not uncommon in America. A chronic illness is typically defined as conditions that last one or more years and require ongoing medical attention or limit daily living. More serious chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes have become leading causes of death and disability in the United States, adding to the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs. 

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‘Stranger Things’ Bringing Back the Best Music

Stranger Things has quickly become one of the most-watched series on Netflix, beat only by the popular television series titled Squid Game. From the nostalgic 80s setting to the fantastic costuming to the believable chemistry among the cast to the deliberate character development and artistic direction, Stanger Things has gained a huge following in the wake of their recent release of season 4, volumes 1 and 2.

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Illuminating Skies: Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s Supermoon

Bright skies are ahead this week due to July’s supermoon. The moon receives the “super” prefix when a full moon is closest to Earth—or perigee—in its 27-day orbit. The moon reached its perigee early Wednesday, July 13 in the morning and will reach its peak illumination around 2:38 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon.

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