Thursday, August 7th, 2014

It's Showtime

Last summer, on the northwest corner of Union Square, a group of twenty or so black and Latino teenagers had just been kicked out of the McDonald’s for being too loud, shouting orders and messily passing around Extra Value meals. Somebody on the staff got nervous and called the cops. One teen, as he walked out, stopped long enough to show another how to lock an elbow in a dance move before grabbing a handful of his unfinished fries.

“She’s alright,” Goofy, the nineteen-year-old leader of the group, a dance team that calls itself W.A.F.F.L.E or We Are Family For Life Entertainment, said of the security officer. “Everyone [...]


I'm With Awesome: Fire-Walking With Tony Robbins

Over the weekend, The Daily News reported that at least 21 people had their Tony Robbins' "Unleash The Power Within" (UPW) event cut short when they burned their feet while attempting to walk on fire. It sounds ridiculous. But every year Tony Robbins inspires tens of thousands of people to do this exact same thing. Including, at one time, myself. Earlier this year I attended a Robbins' UPW event in The New Jersey Meadowlands Expo Hall and Arena to find out how he does it. This is what I saw.