Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
The 10 Most Annoying Movie Characters
No matter how well-intentioned a screenwriter or author is, sometimes the fans just can't stand a certain character. The creators may love him or her but their beloved character comes off as whiny, useless and just plain boring. Read on for a list of the top 10 most annoying fictional character…
Watch the ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Performed With One Voice and One Violin
It seems like every 'Game of Thrones' fan can't wait for March 31, 2013 when HBO's darling returns to televisions everywhere for the third season. Until that time, fans have been busy speculating about which characters and plotlines will appear in the show (we personally can't wait to see the televi…
Woman Sued For Yelp Review, Forced to Make It Nicer
Jane Perez, of Fairfax, VA is being sued for $750,000 after writing a nasty Yelp review about the contracting company Dietz Development. In the review, which was also posted on Angie's List, Perez accuses the company of shoddy workmanship and stealing her jewelry.
New Verizon Cable Box to Spy on Customers
Verizon has recently patented a cable DVR box that will use audio and video to record and analyze what's going on in your living room so that they can provide targeted ads in real time on the TV to suit what's going on. Um, Big Brother much?
The 10 Best Decorations In Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Considered one of the last bastions of the old-school Brooklyn Italian neighborhoods, Dyker Heights is a quiet haven for families and elderly couples. However, for a little over 25 years, the neighborhood turns into a veritable Winter Wonderland every year around December 1st. Over 150,000 visitors …
Robotic Mannequins Are Being Used to Spy on Shoppers
If you ever get a creepy feeling that the mannequins in the department store are watching you, you just might be right. Some fashion brands are now using mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch shoppers at their stores.
‘Mortal Kombat’ Gangnam Style Is a Flawless Victory
Thanks to K-Pop's Psy and his hit song 'Gangnam Style,' parodies of his video are popping up all over YouTube. From Mitt Romney to 'Star Wars,' there are videos for every fan base and situation. The latest of these parody videos, 'Mortal Kombat Vs Gangnam Style,' f…
‘World War Z’ Trailer Features Zombie Hordes, Cool Brad Pitt Hair
Calling all zombie fans and Brad Pitt lovers! The official trailer for 'World War Z' is now up online for your viewing pleasure.
The 10 Coolest Fictional Pets
You might think you have the greatest pet in the world, but that's probably because you don't watch much TV. Instead of a cat that secretly hates you, fictional pets can be dragons or loyal household animals who stick by your side as you step out into the great unknown, rather than eating …
‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Is the Cartoon Mash-Up You’re Looking For
In one of the more bizarre yet cooler crossovers, the 'Angry Birds: Star Wars' game is now available for purchase. The trailer begins with an homage to 'Star Wars: A New Hope' as two Angry Birds, one dressed as Luke Skywalker and the other as Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, enter the…