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.

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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WORDS THEY SAY

Sometimes words are broken shards Of a mirror they want you to see. Of a person they want you to be. You aren’t what they say, Darling, you could never be. Drown out their words Before they drown out you. Ded. Their words

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“A Bronx Tale” Star, Joseph D’Onofrio: Where is He Now?

From his role as “Slick” in A Bronx Tale to playing young Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Joseph D’Onofrio is known for his extensive and accomplished acting career, landing roles in other iconic movies like Jungle Fever, Analyze That, The Deli, Wannabes, and Spider-Man to name a few.

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Freedom Williams: International Musician Making his Legacy as the Owner of C&C Music Factory 

Freedom Williams is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and rapper for one of the hottest groups of all time, C&C Music Factory. Thirty years after the release of C&C Music Factory’s hit song, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” Freedom Williams is still on the scene as an international musician performing and traveling the world, promoting C&C Music Factory as a relevant and international brand.

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Tuffy Questell: “Everything I do is about being inspired in order to inspire others.”

As a New York native, Tuffy Questell has been in the entertainment industry for over thirty years as an actor, producer, casting director, and musician passionate about increasing the expansion of the New York film market.

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