An author who goes solely by the name of Zane is a pioneer of contemporary fiction — period. She just happens to be black and female.
Writer and creator of The Sex Chronicles, Zane has been opening doors for new young writers for more than 10 years. Her impact has been felt across genres, color lines and genders. Currently she’s enjoyed being the mind behind two hot seasons of the soft-core adult series hit The Sex Chronicles on Cinemax. Where the HBO series from a while back, Tell Me You Love Me, never clearly stated just how hot or sexy it wanted to be, Zane’s Sex Chronicles has thrived on being as sexy and graphic as Cinemax allows. What Zane has brought to the screen is a series that shows the world that black people can be successful and sensual.
Zane’s Sex Chronicles is not for the easily offended, but if you’re 18 and up and want some 18-and-up fun, you may enjoy the show.
Zane was on hand Saturday, June 26, at Borders in Mays Landing to discuss her books, her brand, and of course her hit series. It’s always great speaking with Zane and she is a good friend of my Breakfast Club radio show — and my listeners love when she’s on.
Ms. Lewis Goes to Washington
Back in May, my friend Ava Holly Lewis organized Causes and Awareness Day at the Ram’s Head Inn to unite over 20 different organizations and charities. The successful event drew people to get more information about diverse groups making life better for everyone — from cancer survivors to the homeless and more. This week, Lewis is Washington, D.C., bound to use her powers of persuasion on the politicians there to declare a day for all Americans to learn how they can help some of the many organizations around the country that help improve people’s quality of life.
I learned about several organizations that I had not known about, and was happy to make donations. I am praying for Lewis’ success in Washington with Causes and Awareness Day.
What’s Old is New
This weekend The Disco is set to open at Trump Marina. The Disco is being marketed as the best music and nightlife of the ’70s and ’80s. I believe I can hear a steady stream of curse words coming from around the Boardwalk and North Carolina Avenue part of town. As someone who likes to spend “nights” doing the “boogie,” this is very interesting.
More Than TV
This September, Boardwalk Empire premieres on HBO. I have been a devoted HBO fan for more than 10 years. However, after The Wire and Treme, I would have loved to see the producers of those HBO shows tackle Atlantic City as opposed to the producers of The Sopranos. However, that’s just my opinion, and I will still be watching! And constantly wondering why no cameo for me? (Maybe next season; I guess I better start my Facebook campaign!)
HBO has uploaded the approximately 14-minute behind-the-scenes documentary "The Making of Boardwalk Empire," which premiered...
I have no idea if Gov. Christie is a Phish fan. But even if he’s not, it’s time for him to go trolling for some money so that the world knows that Phish, which could have played its Halloween shows anywhere, decided to take Atlantic City’s bait.
Sedaka and the Globetrotters