REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

Originally published by Ladybud Magazine A few years ago, drinking kombucha was something of a “crunchy” hippy practice. Creating it involves fermenting cultures in barrels, and looks a little funny with all the stringy cultures swimming around. The bottles would often explode because of the natural effervescence that comes in the fermentation process. But then…

REVIEW: Orange Is The New Black On Netflix

Originally published by Ladybud Magazine   On July 11, Netflix debuted the entire first season of “Orange Is The New Black,” a series about an upper-crust Connecticut woman who finds herself spending 15 months behind bars are the Litchfield, NY Federal Women’s Correctional Institution. The series is a groundbreaking look at prison that hints at…

REVIEW: Fruitvale Station

Originally published by Ladybud Magazine Before sitting down to see Fruitvale Station at Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater, I had heard that for Oakland residents the experience would be more like reliving memories than seeing a Hollywood film. The movie opens with one of the infamous cell-phone recordings of 22-year-old Oscar Grant’s shooting at the Fruitvale BART Station that went…