BXTRA with Walter Cruz

–Tatyana Turner Walter Cruz is a young Bronx creative who is currently the resident artist for the Laundromat Project. The Laundromat Project is an initiative that uses art and creativity to bring communities together. As part of the residency, Walter is able to utilize a community-based studio until April 2018. Outside from the Laundromat Project, Walter […]

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BXTRA with Raheem Nelson–iPad Artist

–Tatyana Turner In 2010, the world was introduced to an iPad, a tablet computer that serves as a computer, music device, and movie player amongst other functions. Little did anyone know, this technological advancement birthed a new genre of art…iPad art. Seven years later, I was introduced to a creative gentleman at a social event. […]

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Sam Script–How to Achieve Happieness

–Samantha Paige “If we could have everything that we wanted, we’d probably realize that we don’t want many things at all.” Those words came to mind as I watched Tatyana’s interview with Josue Caceres, as he discussed the inspiration for his first book of poetry, Out of Place. Josue references how in 2015 he noticed […]

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Expanding the Extraordinary

–Tatyana Turner In the words of one of my first interviewee’s, fashion blogger, Diego Leon, ” you cannot have one man army.” Yet, individuals still try to achieve this impossible task. We are human and thus, we are not perfect. Our ego and our competiveness can sometimes block us from being vulnerable and admitting that […]

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Understanding the Structure of BXTRA

1.31.18 –Tatyana Turner The format of television talk shows, and even some radio shows are fairly the same. Usually,  a media personality invites someone of interest on the show to discuss their background, current works, and future aspirations. Though most shows have practically the same format, it does not attract the same audience, and this […]

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BXTRA with Jordan Castro

–Tatyana Turner On Friday, December 1st, I had the pleasure of meeting with Sgt. Jordan Castro of NYPD. This extraordinary Bronxite is not just extraordinary for his service to the city; but for his literary contribution as well. We started off with the show with the one-minute warm-up segment. Castro shared the section of the […]

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BXTRA with Josue Caceres

  –Tatyana Turner On Friday, December 1st, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful creative from the Bronx, Josue Caceres. Fortunately, we had the opportunity of shooting BXTRA at the Bronx Native store located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.  The shop had been open for only two months, but the managers […]

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