America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Czervenia.  President-General Adzic and his new Czervenian Army set upon a murderous campaign to destroy the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals. But the war is only the tip of the iceberg and sets in motion a mysterious plan to change the course of world power. Sergeant John Plaxco and his elite Long Range Surveillance Team conduct a critical recon mission and make an ominous discovery that could endanger the world. With new information in hand, will every American Soldier make it out alive?  Only strength and teamwork will make the difference in America's Army #1 Knowledge Is Power.

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How to Get Zachary Levi’s Modern Pompadour Hairstyle

Zachary Levi is soaring to new heights in Shazam!, as the reluctant superhero of the same name who steadily comes to terms with his newfound powers. And when he came to set for our April cover shoot, Levi seemed none too reluctant about his stellar sky-high pompadour. His Hollywood hairline is a power he’s been wielding for years, and this style is easily adaptable for guys with similar hair structure.

Here’s how you can get it for yourself—and how to maintain Levi’s lived-in scruff, too. We got insight on both from Bradley Smith, creative director of his eponymous London salons Bradley Smith Hair at both Heathrow and Sofitel Heathrow.


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The Type of Hair You Need to Pull Off the Look

Smith says this pompadour quiff works well with many types of hair textures—you just might have your own unique variation on it—like slightly less volume or bounce.

“Wavy, medium-density hair is the best suited for this look,” he adds. “In this case, you can work with your hair’s natural movement in creating texture and volume, which is fundamental for the lift in the quiff. However, too much weight in the front will cause the quiff to collapse.”

He notes thinner hair will be easier to style, but lacks the natural texture, volume, and buoyancy that define this style. Curly hair is tougher, too, although Smith says you can work with your natural growth patterns and modify it in a way that suits you.

Most importantly, Smith encourages men with receding hairlines to avoid the style “at all costs”: “It will ultimately expose your recession points, as hair is pushed up and back over,” he says.

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What to Tell Your Barber

Smith says to ask for a #2 buzz around the back and sides. “Or you can opt for the scissor over comb method for a softer, more natural approach,” he says. “You want to keep around three inches in length up top to create the lift in the fringe, however, too much weight in the front will cause the hairstyle to collapse.”

Then, up top, the barber should use texturizing shears to add some dimension to the style. This won’t compromise the overall length, though.


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He or she will then need to blend the sides: “This will create a subtle contrast, but maintain the classic appearance,” Smith says. “It’s important to keep the style in proportion, which is achieved by cutting the overall crown shorter than the fringe in front.” It helps emphasize the height of the pompadour.

How to Maintain the Cut

“Visit your stylist every four to five weeks,” Smith says. “You’ll clean-up the sides, remove excess weight from the top, and retexture it.” He warns that any neglect to get it cleaned up at proper intervals will only cause the weight in front to fall flat.

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How to Style Your Look

Start with towel-dried, slightly damp hair. Then, give it a few spritzes with some sea salt spray (try Bumble and bumble Surf Spray), as a pre-styling agent. “This will give your hair volume and provide additional hold throughout the day, as well as flexibility in styling,” Smith says.

Next, blow it dry, and use a vent brush (like Baasha Medium Vent Brush) to push your hair up and over. Smith says to follow your hair’s natural growth pattern. “Blow-drying this fringe will create the shape and the roundness of the pompadour quiff.”


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Apply a matte paste (we like Imperial Matte Pomade Paste) to finish—just a dime-sized amount to start. You can add more as needed. Warm it up in your palms to activate it, then apply it through the hair starting from the back of the crown, moving forward to the fringe (this adds lift, instead of pressing it down from the front and moving back). Target the roots: “This will provide added control over your style,” Smith says. “Use your fingers to add texture by working with your hair’s natural movement.”

Then, to actually sculpt the quiff, Smith says to work with the shape that you formed with the hair dryer and brush; the hair should still want to naturally fall this way since you only recently set it. Now, work it all back into place, to create the height. A final light coat of hairspray (try Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax) should preserve its hold all day.

How to Get Levi’s Stubble

A stubbled face paired with the quiff gives an overall low-maintenance style, says Smith. The scruff complements an otherwise classic hairstyle, and together they create definition and a bit of grit.

Smith says to trim every other day to maintain this length, and focus on keeping a clean neckline each time. Shave or trim it all the way down, to avoid a neckbeard.

And, as a bonus tip: Be sure to hydrate the skin here, just as you moisturize the entire face. “This will also encourage strong hair growth, keeping ingrown hairs away,” Smith says.

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: February 4, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Reeling from the defeat of an attempted nuclear attack, Czervenian troopers strike front-line positions on Northern Palisav Island as Coalition Forces, led by Lurker Teams, mount a counterattack. Ambushes along supply routes are stopping U.S. convoys from delivering critical supplies prompting Captain Carter and his men of the 509th Brigade Support Team to assume Quick Reaction Force operations. Carter will have to make hard, fast decisions while drawing on his own experiences to complete the mission in America's Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes.

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 15, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


U.S. Army Captain Carter has a lot on his mind… a fierce battle in the North threatens frontline Soldiers but their resupply convoy has been ambushed by Red Coin insurgents.  Carter's QRF team needs to extricate that convoy ASAP but his Platoon Sergeant has been thrown in the stockade.  And if that wasn’t enough, a massive storm has grounded flights and threatens the entire mission. Carter will need to make fast, sharp decisions to rescue the Soldiers and get those supplies to the front lines in America's Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation.

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America’s Army #11 – Tides of Change – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #11 – Tides of Change

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: October 14, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Betrayed by Dr. Creighton, Captain Reed and Sergeant Dixon have been captured by Czervenian forces and are being held in an underwater facility with little hope of escape in America's Army #11 – Tides of Change.

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America’s Army #10 – Point of Contact – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #10 – Point of Contact

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 16, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


After escaping the destruction of the Pipeline facility and surviving the explosion, Captain Reed, Sergeant Dixon and the freed scientist, Dr. Creighton are lost in the darkness of a system of underground railway tunnels.  Meanwhile, above ground the Mustangs deal with the possible loss of two of their teammates. But the squad must place the mission first and provide security for the Army CBRN units looking for clues about Adzic's secret plan in the aftermath. The fight is not over yet in America's Army #10 – Point of Contact.

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America’s Army #6 – The Coming Storm – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #6 – The Coming Storm

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 12, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


General Adzic prepares to launch a devastating and brutal strike against America's Army. Captain Reed faces off with enemy infiltrator Commander Belova on the island of Palisav as Red Coin terrorists create havoc in the modern city of Vestimprium. Reed and his Quick Reactionary Force race to apprehend the renegade leader and find more than they bargained for – Red Coin controls the city! Locked in a desperate battle with heavily armed forces, the team must rely on every ounce of skill and training to accomplish the mission and get out alive in America's Army #6 – The Coming Storm.

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America’s Army #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 16, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


After infiltrating the Pipeline looking for clues as to why enemy forces have returned to the derelict facility, Captain Carl Reed and the Mustang squad discover a secret Czervenian operation, but for what purpose? As Czervo Special Forces arrive at the facility in droves, the danger of Reed and his men being discovered sky rockets in America's Army #9 – Into the Wolf's Den.

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: March 18, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Being a strong leader is about dedication to the mission, taking care of the Soldiers under your command and keeping yourself strong mentally and physically. For 2LT Carter, learning this critical balance becomes essential when his team is ambushed in Afghanistan and Carter must take charge in the face of overwhelming odds in America's Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons.

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America’s Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Having recently arrived on the front lines in Czervenia, Green Beret Roy Lecroix saves a lifelong friend and looks back on his personal journey from high school sluggard to vital member of the medical corps in America's Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge.

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America’s Army #3 – Under a Watchful Eye – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #3 – Under a Watchful Eye

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


The Czervenian conflict rages on, and the waters run red with innocent blood as General Adzic orders merciless attacks on local civilian townships.  Pilot Nick Hardesty and Gunner Shannon Williams must operate a next generation Unmanned Aerial System to locate and save a rebel leader and his young daughter and recover information about Adzic’s secret plans.  As enemy soldiers hunt for them at every harrowing turn in the dense forest, the two fugitives must trust in their angels in the sky in America’s Army # 3 – Under a Watchful Eye.

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Czervenia.  President-General Adzic and his new Czervenian Army set upon a murderous campaign to destroy the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals. But the war is only the tip of the iceberg and sets in motion a mysterious plan to change the course of world power. Sergeant John Plaxco and his elite Long Range Surveillance Team conduct a critical recon mission and make an ominous discovery that could endanger the world. With new information in hand, will every American Soldier make it out alive?  Only strength and teamwork will make the difference in America's Army #1 Knowledge Is Power.

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Electric EEL National Sales Manager Zachary Goode has earned a nomination for Business Development Executive of the Year at the 2016 XBIZ Executive Awards.
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Beauty Factory – Zachary Kerschberg & Patrick Pineda

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Beauty Factory

Zachary Kerschberg & Patrick Pineda

Genre: Documentary

Price: $ 7.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: January 1, 2013


Venezuela has won more international beauty pageants than any other country. With 6 Miss International crowns, 6 Miss World crowns, and 6 Miss Universe crowns, what is it that makes Venezuelan beauty queens so special? Beauty Factory follows five contestants over the course of four months as they compete for the coveted Miss Venezuela crown; offering an intimate look into the world of beauty, and the sometimes-ugly things people do to be a part of it. This film will take you behind the scenes as the girls are told how much weight they must lose, how big their breasts should be, what diet fits them, the length and color of their hair, their gym routine and even what plastic surgeries they need to get. For many of them, the ultimate goal isn’t to be crowned Miss Venezuela, or even Miss Universe. These are smart, savvy women using their beauty as a launchpad for something greater. But how far will these girls go to succeed?

© © Zachary Kerschberg 2013

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The Den – Zachary Donohue

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The Den

Zachary Donohue

Genre: Horror

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: March 14, 2014


After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Dear Zachary: A Letter To a Son About His Father – Kurt Kuenne

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Dear Zachary: A Letter To a Son About His Father

Kurt Kuenne

Genre: Documentary

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: October 31, 2008


On November 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in a parking lot in western Pennsylvania; the prime suspect, his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, promptly fled the United States for St. John's, Canada, where she announced that she was pregnant with Andrew's child. She named the little boy Zachary. Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, Andrew's oldest friend, began making a film for little Zachary as a way for him to get to know the father he'd never meet. But when Shirley Turner was released on bail in Canada and was given custody of Zachary while awaiting extradition to the U.S., the film's focus shifted to Zachary's grandparents, David & Kathleen Bagby, and their desperate efforts to win custody of the boy from the woman they knew had murdered their son. What happened next, no one ever could have foreseen…

© © 2008 Kurt Robert Kuenne

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Zachary Levi goes from ‘Chuck’ to ‘Geeks Who Drink’

Actor Zachary Levi played the title role on the comic action series “Chuck” for five seasons. Now he is wearing his executive producer hat for Syfy game show “Geeks Who Drink.” He gives KLG and Hoda a taste of the show by taking them through a few drinking games ? and of course, they participate eagerly.


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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: February 4, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Reeling from the defeat of an attempted nuclear attack, Czervenian troopers strike front-line positions on Northern Palisav Island as Coalition Forces, led by Lurker Teams, mount a counterattack. Ambushes along supply routes are stopping U.S. convoys from delivering critical supplies prompting Captain Carter and his men of the 509th Brigade Support Team to assume Quick Reaction Force operations. Carter will have to make hard, fast decisions while drawing on his own experiences to complete the mission in America's Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes.

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: March 18, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Being a strong leader is about dedication to the mission, taking care of the Soldiers under your command and keeping yourself strong mentally and physically. For 2LT Carter, learning this critical balance becomes essential when his team is ambushed in Afghanistan and Carter must take charge in the face of overwhelming odds in America's Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons.

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 15, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


U.S. Army Captain Carter has a lot on his mind… a fierce battle in the North threatens frontline Soldiers but their resupply convoy has been ambushed by Red Coin insurgents.  Carter's QRF team needs to extricate that convoy ASAP but his Platoon Sergeant has been thrown in the stockade.  And if that wasn’t enough, a massive storm has grounded flights and threatens the entire mission. Carter will need to make fast, sharp decisions to rescue the Soldiers and get those supplies to the front lines in America's Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation.

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Life Coach Zachary Koval Discusses Finding Personal Acceptance Through His Queerness

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I’ve been conducting this series of interviews for over a year, primarily focusing on queer artists, but I realized that artists aren’t the only people whose work may be influenced or inspired by their queer identity. So I decided to open up my interviews and start talking to people with all kinds of jobs. With this in mind, I contacted Zachary Koval. He’s a busy man: He’s a personal trainer and life coach, primarily helping people with coming out or switching to a plant-based diet. We sat down to chat on a cold New York afternoon.

Phillip M. Miner: How long have you been out?

Zachary Koval: I came out to my parents in the eighth grade. After that it was a gradual process, from slowly telling friends to kissing a boy in the cafeteria my junior year. Both of my parents were very supportive. Personally becoming OK with my sexuality and not caring what other people thought was the biggest challenge. When I came out to my parents, I told them that I never wanted to talk about it again. I told friends and then ended up recanting the next day and jumping back in the closet. I think there’s a perception that coming out is a onetime event, but it’s definitely a continuum and process.

PM: Through some online research (aka Instagram stalking) I learned that you’re involved with the radical faeries. How did that influence your coming-out process?

ZK: I learned about the radical faeries from a high-school friend who connected with them after we graduated. They were something that really intrigued me — the freedom of expression, the connection to the spirit, the Earth, and to generations beyond my own. Exploring those things also completely terrified me. At that time, all that expression and sexuality wasn’t something I was comfortable with, but I still was attracted to the alternative way of being, outside the ever-present bar scene. It wasn’t until I moved to New York and met some friends who invited me to a large gathering in Tennessee for May Day that I finally got courage enough to go. Ever since, it’s been an amazing experience of learning about — and creating — myself. I’m seeing where I am and where I’m comfortable pushing past and growing. It’s not about conforming to what the mainstream says I should be or what I think that guy over there wants me to be. It’s been about finding, creating, and defining myself from the inside.

PM: I understand that. I naïvely thought that after I came out, that would be that and everything would be sorted. It’s been over a decade now, and I’m still figuring stuff out.

ZK: It’s definitely an interesting realization that we’re not done yet and probably will never be, but that’s the fun of it, I think. I went to a gay social boxing club called Velvet Gloves here in the city and found myself automatically self-correcting my stance and movements. The voice in my head was saying, “You’re standing very gay right now,” even as I was standing in a room full of gay men! I didn’t even realize I still had that kind of deep internalized self-shame! I like to think I’m completely comfortable with being gay, but there are still these pieces that have yet to be reconciled.

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PM: Does this sort of reconciliation happen in your life coaching?

ZK: Definitely. What’s really important to me is helping my clients find integrity in their lives and work to integrate all the different pieces of themselves. I think we have so many parts of ourselves: who we are at work, who we are with friends, and who we are at home. For many, those can be completely different people. This separation is what most of us do to survive day to day, being gay and/or other; we are no exception. Sometimes the different sides of us separate more and more, and we lose the sense of who we are. What I do is support clients in starting to bring those pieces back together to create a whole person.

PM: How do you go about doing that?

ZK: Through reflection, awareness, and action. While I work with clients on specific projects, we focus just as much on what’s happening on the inside and who they’re being about it. Many people concentrate on doing something in order to be something, trying to fix something they think is wrong or broken within them. In coaching I come at it in the other direction. It’s about being first. By recognizing you are whole, the doing comes naturally.

PM: I think I get it, but can you give me an example of how you’ve done this for yourself?

ZK: I grew up with a body image of myself being entirely too skinny, so I was always going to the gym, trying to put on weight and put on muscle to fix what I saw as wrong with me, chasing the proverbial unattainable carrot always held out in front of me. It drove me on but also [kept] me unhappy and unfulfilled. As long as I believed myself broken, it didn’t matter how many reps at the gym I lifted; they’d never be enough. It wasn’t until I began to address my own thoughts around my self-worth that I began to see changes. I connected my physical fitness goals with my overall health, ethics, and values. I’ve seen my dad deal with some serious health problems, and I didn’t want to go through that myself. Being vegan and my fitness journey are both a part of that.

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PM: I know it’s important to you, so could you talk more about your veganism?

ZK: It connects to so many things that are bigger than myself: the environment and climate change, world hunger, and animal suffering. I very much see veganism as an exercise in my personal integrity, connecting and bringing my intentions, words, and actions into alignment. I want to set an example that you can be healthy, fit, and even thrive on a vegan diet. Our diets are often just another example of our dissociation. We are disconnected from where our food comes from and the violence involved in producing it. Being vegan is more than just the action and choice of not consuming animals. It is also a synthesis of personal values and beliefs, which lead to those actions. On the other side, eating meat is also a choice, and one that is backed also by a certain set of values and beliefs, a belief system and ideology called “carnism.” By recognizing this, we can see that it’s not just “the way things are.” We can also begin to examine our actions and make empowered choices and changes rather than just being at the effect of the existing paradigm.

PM: That is important, like how “straight” didn’t exist until we defined “gay.” Final question: You’re goal-driven, so what’s next?

ZK: I have my life coaching. I have my personal training. I have my vegan lifestyle, and my acting as well. I want to bring them all together. Like I’ve been saying, it’s all about integration. I’m interested in traveling and giving talks as well as creating a plant-based, vegan fitness center, complete with workshops, classes, coaching, and training. I’m also currently working on an ensemble theatrical piece and a one-man show — a lot of exciting things coming up!

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James Franco & Zachary Quinto — Locking Lips And Checking Packages

James Franco is teasing the Sundance premiere of his new film by teasing co-stars Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver in a steamy hot shirtless pic of them sucking face and going at it.If you somehow missed it, James will assume the position of…

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