BEACH BUM IN THE BIG APPLE PART 7: When Life’s Lemons are Sweet

balloons yeah!

Dammnnnn. I haven’t posted anything in a year, exactly, one year and some days. Well, I’m back… literally and figuratively, where I left off. Sort of. Like in my last post, I’m fishing for a job again. But! this time it’s much better. So after I graduated from grad school (I can’t believe it’s been … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 6: Post-post grad

Here we go again. I’m sticking a fishing pole back into the workforce hoping to get a bite. And, I feel like a goddamn loser again. I feel like a bum, minus the beach, because it’s freezing in NYC right now. Waaah, I know. Who cares. I got my master’s in journalism like I wanted … Continue reading

Fashionisto Christopher Charles George, an interview

***This is a web video I did for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism when I was a student (November)*** <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/50625309″>Fashionisto Christopher Charles George by Vanesa Vennard</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/vswfall2012″>VSW Fall 2012</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Christopher Charles George is a clothing designer who specializes in women’s fashion. He started with his line titled Harp … Continue reading

Buried in Style

***This is a video I did while at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for a web video class.*** <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/54746304″>Buried in Style – Vanesa Vennard</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/vswfall2012″>VSW Fall 2012</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Produced and edited by Vanesa Vennard Shot by Terry Chao and Vanesa Vennard To say that Edwin “Ninjahood,” 29, likes shoes … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 5: One year later

memories!

My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Continue reading

Super Prime parties like it’s the 1990s

Photo from Super Prime Facebook page

Who would have thought a drum set, a bass, a guitar and two mics could serve as a time machine. There they were, Adam Newall (vocals, guitar), Austin Bond (vocals, bass) and Marcus James (drums), rocking out reminiscent of 1990s pop-punk-rock. They go by Super Prime, a name that encompasses their work ethic and their … Continue reading

Too many tents at Zuccotti Park?

OWS tents 11/6/11

***This is a piece I did for my interactive class at CUNY last week (11/10/11) using SoundSlides. Please click on link at the end of this text!***   Audio slideshow here: http://digitalstoragespace.com/12/LIN/Vennard_OWS_intents/soundslider.swf?size=1&format=xml   Tents are completely occupying Zuccotti Park, and one could think that is to the benefit of all the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. … Continue reading

OWS Medical Center Preps for Cold Weather

Protesters say dry socks are vital to prevent trench foot

***As published in City Limits on Oct. 17*** Financial District — A cardboard sign that reads “Red + Black Cross Street Medicine” identifies the medical center at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Medical supplies, volunteers, including registered nurses, and protesters were sheltered there under black and blue tarps on a rainy and … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple…

Overlooking Spanish Harlem

I was pretty sure when my parents were going to be kissing me goodbye before catching a cab to JFK I would ultimately, immediately, cry myself to sleep. Of course I cried! I was completely freaked out. They left me alone in NYC with no knowledge really of living on my own. I have been … Continue reading

The penis and the bachelorette

The bachelorette's surprise cake

*Opinion* The bachelorette started cracking up when her maid of honor handed her a wand, saying she had to carry it around throughout her bachelorette party. It was pink with ribbons, topped off with an erect penis. All of us girls were giggling at the penis wand, passing it around, putting it in each other’s … Continue reading

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