Small Moments Become Big Decisions Tom McCarthy writes about human nature. The characters in his movies are people who usually want to do the right thing, but they realize that life is not as simple as just doing the right thing. What happens after they realize this is what he focuses on, and is what […]

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His father played on the Mexican national baseball team and his brother plays for the Boston Red Sox, so it seems logical that Edgar Gonzalez would be destined to become a professional player himself. As this Chicago Cub infielder  talks with Risen at the family’s Gonzalez Sports Academy in Chula Vista, California, he shares just […]

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He’s more than a pretty face – although Channing Tatum is that too. Beginning his rise to fame as the face of Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, and Emporio Armani, this Alabama native transitioned from modeling into acting with ease. He danced his way into the hearts of women across America – including his now wife […]

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A cold December wind was blowing, and Teresa Osborne crossed her arms as she stared out over the water.  Earlier, when she’d arrived…” Even though he wrote The Notebook 16 years ago, Nicholas Sparks can still quote you these opening lines as well as the entire story.  This beloved author was reciting the novel while […]

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The Strength of An Actor: KEVIN SORBO Best known as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has played a variety of roles for both television and movies. Under the many layers of those various roles is a guy who is dedicated to his family and his faith and candid about his views regarding Hollywood.  He is quick to credit […]

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Outside of the obvious rock and movie stars, there are few people in the world that have influenced pop culture more than skate icon Jay Adams. Unwittingly, Jay and a group of skateboarders took the scraps of urban decay in a recession era LA beach town and built an entire subculture from them. Following that […]

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The Risen team enters the spacious split-level house in the hills of Los Angeles to find twenty sets of multi-colored Adidas shoes lined up in the foyer. To the right and up the winding stairs are three ladies whose urban B-girl attire seems oddly out of place in such an austere upper class neighborhood. On the main […]

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Repairing God’s Broken Windows Interviewed exclusively for Risen Magazine. Risen Magazine: Is it difficult for you to reenter the musical world after being so long away? Sinead O’Connor: In some ways it’s difficult to reenter the music business. I find promo difficult. Anything to do with actually making music I love. It’s the talking I find […]

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We, the staff of Risen Magazine, are giddy upon knocking on the door of Gary Busey’s modest Malibu home with the immodest view that embraces most of Santa Monica Bay. A muffled voice accompanies footsteps followed by the opening of the door and surprise number one. Where is the expected dilapidated hollow box that once […]

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