D’Arcy Sardone 12, Apr 41 secs
41 secs
The Ritz Herald
@ Han Ishu
Online Exhibition - 11 Stories on Distanced Relationships: Contemporary Art from Japan

The Japan Foundation is holding an online exhibition, “11 Stories on Distanced Relationships: Contemporary Art from Japan,” from March 30 to May 5. Organized by the Japan Foundation, this emerged from the question of how people might go about building connections with the world adapted to reality with the coronavirus.

The exhibition introduces the works of 11 Japanese and Japan-based contemporary artists, centered on new pieces commissioned on the theme of “translating distance.” Psychological or physical distances have never been easy to reach across, or reduce. Nowadays distance has emerged as something people must learn to live with. This exhibition has been created to deliver works that earnestly address this kind of distance–from Japan to people everywhere in the world.

The 11 participating artists are ARAKI Yu, HAN Ishu, IIYAMA Yuki, KOIZUMI Meiro, MOHRI Yuko, NOGUCHI Rika, OKUMURA Yuki, SATO Masaharu, SAWA Hiraki, YANAI Shino, and YOSHIDA Shinya. They take experimental approaches to explore the possibilities of online presentation with various media, including video, sound, animation, and livestreaming.


  • KIMURA Eriko, Curator, Yokohama Museum of Art and Curatorial Head of Yokohama Triennale 2020
  • KONDO Kenichi, Senior Curator, Mori Art Museum
  • MASUDA Tomohiro, Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • NOMURA Shino, Senior Curator, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery






Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience is Coming to San Diego
The Ritz Herald

Beyond Exhibitions announces the highly sought-after art experience “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” coming to San Diego this summer. The exhibition, created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio, features more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic artworks, and takes…

The Condé Nast Collection, One of the Most Culturally Significant Archive Collections in the World, Is Exclusively Available in The Vault
The Ritz Herald

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced an exclusive editorial partnership with premier global media company Condé Nast to represent The Condé Nast Collection, one of the most important and historically significant…

Shutterstock Names Meeckel Beecher as Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Ritz Herald

Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced Meeckel Beecher is joining the Company as Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this position, Meeckel will advance Shutterstock’s global DEI strategy, to ensure the brand…

Dr. Tevin Naidu Is Back With the Mind-Body Solution!
The Ritz Herald

He’s back! Tevin Naidu has made his ever so anticipated return to the public sphere with a bang! A few years ago, shortly after his spell on Survivor South Africa, Dr. Tevin Naidu said goodbye to social media for good. No more Instagram. No more Twitter. No more Facebook….

2 mins
© Alec Monopoly
The Ritz Herald
Originally from New York City, Alec Monopoly's graffiti art can be seen in urban environments across the world, including New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Europe, Mexico and Asia

Artist Alec Monopoly will be unveiling a full collection of never-before-seen original works during a live exhibition at Eden Gallery, his exclusive distributor, this Sunday, April 11th from 11:00am in SoHo. The exclusive works will be available to collectors who register via Eden Gallery’s website, and are available only through the use of cryptocurrency, both online and in person.

The artist, whose work has been internationally recognized, will be in attendance. The introduction of cryptocurrencies as the exclusive method of payment throughout the exhibition is a first for the artist and is a symbolic return to his roots, with his famed Mr. Monopoly mascot having been inspired by the stockbroker Bernie Madoff and his work being a blatant criticism of the billion-dollar bailouts and deregulation associated with major banks.

The disruptions being caused by the arrival of cryptocurrency to traditional financial systems and institutions are consistent with many of the themes found within Monopoly’s work. The use of ‘crypto’ as the exclusive form of payment for his new collection is a natural extension of Monopoly’s intention to criticize the systems his work targets and explore new forms of self-autonomy. In his own words, Monopoly has declared that…

5 mins
© Devan Leos
The Ritz Herald
“It's about more than just doing something... It's about making sure everything is done right”

After years of hiding from the spotlight, Devan Leos emerges with two digital marketing companies that he fully owns and operates. After the stardom ended for this former Disney Channel Actor, he found himself tremendously struggling mentally and physically.

“I found myself wanting to dig my own grave and die, haha. I mean, I lost everything… I went from being a Disney actor to being a disgrace.” – said Daven.

What changed?

It started with desire. I want to change everything about myself. I was a greedy, dirty, down-right degenerate who was stuck in the past… but I wanted to right my wrongs and cut out the negative elements of my personality. I knew I was a pretty Sh*t person. I just felt lost and lacking guidance.

And then…

And then, I reconsidered all my personal beliefs and opinions. I sat down and acknowledged that I was not living up to the G standard. First, I decided to cut greed out and use my platforms to raise money for the mentally Ill and Homeless. Instead of trying to make money, I instead tried to raise it for those in need. It was tough at first, but someone must have been looking out for me…

Artist Robert Silvers Makes the Jump From Print to NFTs
The Ritz Herald

Robert Silvers, an established artist with work in the New York Museum of Modern Art, is making the jump to the virtual by selling NFTs – cryptography-protected original digital art.

The NFT craze has been in full swing as seen in recent news, with a few works selling for millions…

The Estate of Mrs. Henry Ford II Collection Auction
The Ritz Herald

Kaminski Auctions announces a landmark auction of property from the estate of Mrs. Henry Ford II on April 9, 10th, and 11th 2021. The auction will include custom furniture, lavish furnishings, porcelain dinner services, and personal clothing, handbags, and accessories from the Palm Beach Florida mansion of Kathleen “Kate”…

Icon Entertainment CEO/Founder Bill Miller Selected for Nashville Post’s 2021 “In Charge” List
The Ritz Herald

The Nashville Post has published its 12th iteration of their yearly In Charge list, bringing together business, political and civic leaders from all corners of the Middle Tennessee landscape. This year’s list features roughly 500 people driving change across the region and spotlights Icon Entertainment CEO/Founder Bill Miller in…

Biltmore Blooms: Biltmore’s Annual Springtime Celebration 2021
The Ritz Herald

Biltmore Blooms – a time when Biltmore celebrates the return of warm weather and its historic gardens and grounds – begins April 1, 2021. In addition to the ever-changing array of spring color that emerges across the estate’s 8,000 acres, Biltmore Blooms this year will include two new experiences….

8 mins
The Ritz Herald
© Anxious Andy

When Andy Horner was a boy, his neighbors “jokingly” asked his parents if they should set their Alsatians on him to force him to attend school. The reason for his truancy? Severe anxiety. Yet fast forward to today, and Horner is known online as “Anxious Andy” — his posts about managing mental health attract thousands of views, while his Facebook page has more than a million subscribers.

Considering anxiety levels among the population are at a high — 49.6% of people in the UK reported high anxiety during the first lockdown — the message people like Andy are spreading is more poignant than ever.

A difficult childhood

Andy was adopted at six weeks old and showed signs of anxiety from a very young age (although nobody around him knew enough about mental health to realize that at the time). Back in the 1980s, anyone who refused or struggled to participate in social activities was viewed as being naughty and disobedient.

As a result, he encountered a lot of rejection and resentment, starting with a failure to integrate into his primary school. With the exception of another “outsider” called Julie and the dinner ladies, Andy failed to make friends and spent his playtimes alone — whenever his birthday came around, his mother would set the table for multiple guests, only for nobody but Julie to turn up.

Mostly, Andy stuck to his imaginary friend — the one person who could never hurt or reject him. Struggles with the school system.

After a while, Andy’s parents decided it would be better for…

The Homestead Cybrarium Opens Breaking the Mold of Traditional Library Service
The Ritz Herald

The City of Homestead and Library Systems & Services (LS&S) have partnered to open a one-of-a-kind, ultra-modern public library. The Cybrarium is the City of Homestead’s much-anticipated high-tech library that marries traditional library services with advanced technology and innovative programming.

Part of the Downtown Homestead redevelopment project, the 23,800 square…

Presumed Destroyed, Columbia Pictures 1974 Cult Classic ‘Buster and Billie’ is Completely Restored Using Digital Scanning
The Ritz Herald

In 1974, one romantic drama graced theaters across the nation to become an instant cult classic. Released by Columbia Pictures, Buster and Billie would rapidly become a hot topic in cinematic circles everywhere for its controversial and violent ending. Following suit with the tragedy of the story, the film…

David Roberts — The MMA and Racing Crossover Phenom
The Ritz Herald

David Roberts is both a professional MMA fighter and a professional racing driver. At the age of 16, Roberts used his savings to purchase a used CRG kart for $2,000, and an old Toyota truck to transport it in. Nearly every Wednesday evening after school, Roberts would take his…

3 mins
© Vincent Mui
The Ritz Herald
The pair nets a combined social following of nearly 8 million

PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media will launch The Kelly Osbourne and Jeff Beacher Show, an exciting new podcast and vodcast from pop culture icon Kelly Osbourne and legendary Hollywood and Vegas showman Jeff Beacher. Set to debut on May 4, 2021, the weekly podcast will resemble a live theater experience and feature their dynamic and outrageous personalities and uncensored conversations with a diverse list of celebrity guests and famous friends…think Howard Stern meets The Osbournes. They will discuss everything from the latest current events and crazy sh*t they saw in the news to fitness, weight-loss, fame, stories of inspiration and beyond – nothing is off limits.

The pair will open up and speak candidly about the recent transformations in their lives; Osbourne revealed she lost 90 pounds after embarking on a journey of clean living and Beacher dropped 260 pounds after taking charge of his life. Osbourne and Beacher will be joined by regular co-host Donny Davis, original star of Beacher’s Madhouse and one of the most well-known activists for little people. The podcast will record and film from the penthouse of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel which is the former home to Beacher’s…



Danielle Waterman Speaks Out on Gender Equality in Sport and Her Experience of Online Abuse

Patterson / RH
HSBC, title partner of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, releases its latest sports documentary, Finding Her Voice. This film captures the reality of being a female in the sports
IMAX Roars to Biggest Hollywood Opening in More Than a Year with $12.4 Million International Debut of ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’
The Ritz Herald

IMAX delivered a roaring international debut for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” earning $12.4 million for the weekend across 891 screens in 40 markets worldwide. In a positive sign as the summer blockbuster season approaches, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ epic kaiju clash scored the biggest opening weekend in IMAX for…

Ryan Williams French’s New Blog Delivers Striking Observations on Race and Identity
The Ritz Herald

In this time of the pandemic, racial discord, national mourning, mental health awareness, and discontent, My Strength, My Song is a must-read blog for any young adult, regardless of faith, who is searching for light in what appears to be a period of darkness.

Los Angeles-based artist and writer Ryan…

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and US Department of Justice’s Office of Special Investigations to Receive 2021 Elie Wiesel Award
The Ritz Herald

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will confer its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and the US Department of Justice’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI, now the Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section). The award to…