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 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 …
Swedish Toy Company Defies Gender Stereotypes for Unique Christmas Catalog
In a pleasantly surprising move, a Swedish toy company called Top Toy has made a giant leap for gender equality amongst children. Top Toy's Christmas catalog features an interesting twist: the boys are the ones who are playing with dollhouses and the girls are happily playing with the Nerf guns…
The Pros and Cons of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman
By now, every die-hard 'Batman' fan has heard the rumor that Joseph-Gordon Levitt will don the mask of the Dark Knight to fight crime alongside Henry Cavill's 'Superman' for the 'Justice League' movie that's set to premiere in 2015.
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.
The 10 Best Tweets About ‘Liz and Dick’
While many have hoped that Lifetime's biopic about the elegant Elizabeth Taylor and the dashing Richard Burton may have helped bring Lindsay Lohan's career back, it turned out to be the one thing Lohan must've been dreading: a comedy fest for the audience. Now, for your viewing pleasu…
‘I Have Your Heart’ Animated Film Will Warm Your Heart
Part musical and part fairy tale, the animated short 'I Have Your Heart' was created by New York-based illustrator Molly Crabapple, international singing sensation Kim Boekbinder and Melbourne animator Jim Batt. (It was inspired by Kim's song 'The Organ Donor's Match.')
‘Lord of the Rings’ Gets an Epic ‘My Little Pony’ Mash-up
Thanks to the opening night of 'The Hobbit' being only a few weeks a way, the internet is being inundated with Tolkien spoofs. This particularly giggle-worthy mash-up combines the colorful animation of 'My Little Pony' with the epic drama of 'Lord of the Rings.'
Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine
What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has c…
The Weirdest ‘Twilight’ Merchandise
Sure, there's tons of weird merchandise out there for fans of various geek franchises to buy. However, 'Twilight' fans take the cake with the following items that beg the question: why were these things even created in the first place?
Princess Leia Meets ‘Beauty and the Beast’
As the opening song from 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Bonjour' is instantly recognizable. In a funny tribute to the fact that Disney now owns LucasFilms and thus 'Star Wars,' Comedivas created a giggle-worthy parody video of one of our favorite Disney songs.