Bill Zahner

Why It’s OK To Work Behind the Scenes, Too

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

Recently, I’ve subscribed to Wired Magazine, a fascinating magazine that I wish I subscribed to earlier. In the alleged denouement of the printed word, mags like Wired still keep nerds like me enchanted with the quirky and the electric. In their last mag, they had the audacity to feature a …






The Soloist

Play The Soloist

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

When your voice finds you, it doesn’t matter how you express it: your signature’s all over it. I write this because, after seeing The Soloist, a movie about a Los Angeles-based writer who finds a homeless cellist / prodigy and a must-watch for any writer I know, I’ve given tons …






In The Heights

In The Heights and Why I Hated/Love Musicals

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

On Saturday night, I saw the exuberant, Dominican-New Yorker-inspired In The Heights on Broadway, a musical about a young Dominican man trying to discover his life’s purpose with the backdrop of a romanticized version of Washington Heights (around 181st St, Manhattan, NYC). First, I’d like to say that this was …






Santiago Coors Ad

Mr. Boombastic (or A Profile on Santiago)

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

My first interaction with Santiago’s artwork came on MySpace, the social network where rock stars, porn stars, wannabe musicians and groupies, and the rest of us converge under one buggy but rather influential hub for the most random of reasons. There, someone had a pretty interesting profile picture. It had …