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  • Playlist Live Tri-State

    Shira Lazar
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    It was awesome being part of the first Playlist Live on the East Coast. I emceed opening night at the Best Buy Theater with some fun YouTube personalities and performers SDK, Jenna Marbles, Ricky Dillon, Trevor Moran, Andrea Russett and more! Billboard picked up the story, with an interesting take on the community and space overall. There has always been criticism from digital stars of how traditional media often times cover this world - either focusing on the money making opportunities and/or having a lack of understanding around the fandom and popularity of these stars. At least the post…
  • Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

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    Scott Neuman
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.» E-Mail This
  • 2014 pop culture review, and what we'll be talking about next year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

    POP CULTURE NEWS - Google News
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)2014 pop culture review, and what we'll be talking about next yearABC15.com (KNXV-TV)11 was arguably the biggest pop culture moment of the year as his fans mourned on Twitter and Facebook, while starting a nationwide conversation about depression. An uncomfortable conversation about online privacy was also sparked this year after and more »
  • The Twenty-First Day of Mellowmas: Oh, Roland!

    Jeff Giles and Jason Hare
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jeff: We’re in the home stretch, buddy! Just a few more miserable days to go. Jason: It feels like it’ll never end! Like Dave Lifton talking about Springsteen. Jeff: We’re at the part of the Mellowmas season when it’s possible — but not recommended — to look back and take stock of what we’ve heard so far this year. Jason: Really? We have to? Okay. Jeff: Look, we definitely don’t need to make a list of this year’s songs. I’m just saying that it’s always around this time when I start to get a feel for which genres or subjects…
  • Robert Rodriguez Officially Set For Fire And Ice

    Empire News
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Sony has bought the projectIt’s four years since Robert Rodriguez announced he was looking to mount a live-action remake of ‘80s animated adventure Fire And Ice. He’s been busy on other things since then, but has now signed a deal to direct the film for Sony.Fire And Ice, which will draw from Frank Frazetta’s artwork in a similar – though perhaps not as direct – way to Sin City and Frank Miller, adapts the story from the Ralph Bakshi animation. It’s all launched when evil type Nekron sends glaciers out that destroy most of the surrounding strongholds.
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    Shira Lazar

  • Playlist Live Tri-State

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    It was awesome being part of the first Playlist Live on the East Coast. I emceed opening night at the Best Buy Theater with some fun YouTube personalities and performers SDK, Jenna Marbles, Ricky Dillon, Trevor Moran, Andrea Russett and more! Billboard picked up the story, with an interesting take on the community and space overall. There has always been criticism from digital stars of how traditional media often times cover this world - either focusing on the money making opportunities and/or having a lack of understanding around the fandom and popularity of these stars. At least the post…
  • Popsugar's "Top That" With Tyler Oakley and Becca Frucht

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Enjoy a ton of throwbacks and stories of how Tyler Oakley and I met in this recent episode of PopSugar's "Top That". The post Popsugar's "Top That" With Tyler Oakley and Becca Frucht appeared first on Shira Lazar.
  • Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories!

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    It was so exciting to be on a recent episode of Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories on Adult Swim. The episode, "The Endorsement" starring Jason Schwartzman was a comedic, dark and twisted look at the world of celebrity and entertainment news coverage with yours truly playing the host they put in a cage. You'll understand more once you see the episode LOL! We also got the Gawker seal of approval (whatever that means) who complimented how Tim and Eric "zeroed in on how we give celebrities a lot of shit for things they have very little control over and also provided the most perfect indictment of…
  • Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley!

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    My friend and fabulous YouTube creator Kingsley, who has been on What's Trending countless times, invited me on his podcast "Overexposed" this week! We chat about how my company and show What's Trending came to be, fangirl moments and 2014's most overexposed things in pop culture. Enjoy! The post Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley! appeared first on Shira Lazar.
  • Say Hello To My New Site!

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Hello again friends! Welcome back and welcome to a new and improved ShiraLazar.com design by my awesome friends at Generation YM. It's been a busy summer - What's Trending had a 3-month residency at YouTube with some awesome guests like musician Jason Derulo and Viners Brittany Furlan and Brandon Calvillo. We supported a great cause with Michael Buckley in NYC at the Samsung Hope For Children red carpet gala. Then, it was off to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music Festival with King Bach, Kandee Johnson, Chester See, Glozell and Meghan Tonjes. June ended with non-stop action and interviews at…
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  • 2014 pop culture review, and what we'll be talking about next year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)2014 pop culture review, and what we'll be talking about next yearABC15.com (KNXV-TV)11 was arguably the biggest pop culture moment of the year as his fans mourned on Twitter and Facebook, while starting a nationwide conversation about depression. An uncomfortable conversation about online privacy was also sparked this year after and more »
  • A look back at pop culture in 2014, from Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' to 'The ... - NOLA.com

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    NOLA.comA look back at pop culture in 2014, from Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' to 'The NOLA.comJust for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." Suddenly a friend would pour a bucket of ice water over her head. Adele and more »
  • Ice buckets, breaking the internet: The year in pop culture - Fox News

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    Fox NewsIce buckets, breaking the internet: The year in pop cultureFox NewsIt's OSCAR time, and this year's show — the most-watched in a decade — gives us a slew of pop culture moments. Introducing IDINA MENZEL, JOHN TRAVOLTA mangles her name in epic fashion, creating a new star: "the one and only ADELE DAZEEM.A year in pop culture: Ice buckets, breaking the InternetTODAYonlineall 7 news articles »
  • The Importance of Star Wars to Pop Culture and Society - moviepilot.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    moviepilot.comThe Importance of Star Wars to Pop Culture and Societymoviepilot.comNot only is Star Wars a film masterpiece but it is also a big part of the movement towards geek culture. If it wasn't for Star Wars, there wouldn't be a Big Bang Theory. Without Star Wars, Family Guy would be without some of it's better gags and jokes and more »
  • 7 Pop Culture Novelty Christmas Gifts You'd Love (And 7 You Really Wouldn't) - WhatCulture

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    7 Pop Culture Novelty Christmas Gifts You'd Love (And 7 You Really Wouldn't)WhatCultureIt was a pretty great year for pop culture, so chances are there is going to be some awesome merchandise under the tree this year. The complete box set of Breaking Bad? Star Wars collectibles in preparation for the new films? They shouldn't have! But
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  • The Twenty-First Day of Mellowmas: Oh, Roland!

    Jeff Giles and Jason Hare
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jeff: We’re in the home stretch, buddy! Just a few more miserable days to go. Jason: It feels like it’ll never end! Like Dave Lifton talking about Springsteen. Jeff: We’re at the part of the Mellowmas season when it’s possible — but not recommended — to look back and take stock of what we’ve heard so far this year. Jason: Really? We have to? Okay. Jeff: Look, we definitely don’t need to make a list of this year’s songs. I’m just saying that it’s always around this time when I start to get a feel for which genres or subjects…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #389. “Xmas Party Aftermath”

    D.X. Ferris
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Where does your family make you spend the holidays? Tell us in the comments section!
  • The Twentieth Day of Mellowmas: The Christmas Tree!

    Jeff Giles and Jason Hare
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jeff: How many Christmas songs do you think we’ve listened to over the years? Jason: You mean specifically for Mellowmas? Jeff: Yeah, specifically for Mellowmas. Jason: Funny you should ask. I’m a year into putting together a master Mellowmas database. Jeff: “Master” Jason: As it turns out, I started crying after recalling 2013, so let’s just say the project is on pause. Jeff: Hundreds, right? Jason: Yeah. I’m going to estimate at least 250. Jeff: They all cover a lot of the same stuff. Snow, sleigh bells, Santa, stupid kids. Jason: Stupid kids that…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #388. “A Very Bublé Xmas”

    D.X. Ferris
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Right?! Tell us in the comments section!
  • Why Stephen Colbert’s “We’ll Meet Again” Singalong Was the Greatest Send-Off in TV History

    Dave Lifton
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    It’s been half a day since Stephen Colbert ended The Colbert Report and the way it went out is still circulating in my head. Not even today’s Mellowmas installment could purge it. And that’s a good thing, because, Christ, that was awful. I didn’t really have an idea of what special stunt Colbert would do to say goodbye, but I was positive that Jon Stewart would be involved in some capacity. And when Colbert started to sing “We’ll Meet Again” with Stewart walking on midway through the first verse, I nearly lost it. But I don’t think anybody was…
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    Empire News

  • Robert Rodriguez Officially Set For Fire And Ice

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Sony has bought the projectIt’s four years since Robert Rodriguez announced he was looking to mount a live-action remake of ‘80s animated adventure Fire And Ice. He’s been busy on other things since then, but has now signed a deal to direct the film for Sony.Fire And Ice, which will draw from Frank Frazetta’s artwork in a similar – though perhaps not as direct – way to Sin City and Frank Miller, adapts the story from the Ralph Bakshi animation. It’s all launched when evil type Nekron sends glaciers out that destroy most of the surrounding strongholds.
  • Anthony Mackie Will Make A Wish

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    He's set for a new comedyAnyone who has seen Anthony Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, or indeed most of his movies, knows he can bring the funny when called upon, even in the middle of intense scenes. He’s set to keep the laughter coming with a new film called Make A Wish.Dear White People director Justin Simien will shoot the film for Paramount, working from Zach Frankel’s script. Make A Wish finds Mackie as American Football star Butchie Jones who is contacted by the titular foundation that helps dying kids realise their fondest desires.When he learns that…
  • Tak3n Becomes A 12A

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Bryan Mills adds 'killing with kindness' to his skills...Liam Neeson does not look happy. Admittedly, Bryan Mills often looks peeved or displeased, but that’s the nature of his life, where anyone from his family can be kidnapped at any time and he has to go and rescue them while taking out the bad guys. But in Tak3n, it appears – for UK audiences at least – he’ll have to do so with a little less violence. 20th Century Fox has decided to edit the movie to receive a 12A.The lower certification is in line with the studio’s release of recent films such as A Good Day…
  • New American Sniper Trailer Online

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Bradley Cooper shoots to killThough it was initially thought that American Sniper might generate some fresh awards chatter around Bradley Cooper, who threw himself into the central role, so far the film, about US Navy SEAL shooter Chris Kyle has largely picked up only a couple of gongs – and those either for the film or director Clint Eastwood. Still, the reviews from the US have been mostly positive. The latest trailer is online. Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military. That recorded Kyle’s career…
  • Bill Murray Will Sing As Baloo For Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    He knows the Bare NecessitiesAs Disney continues to raid its animated archives for film properties it can turn into live-action spectacles with updated effects, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is one of its prime productions. With the movie shooting, Favreau has revealed that Bill Murray, playing loveable ursine sidekick Baloo, will sing as part of the plot.That might raise some eyebrows, since Favreau has said before that this isn’t looking to directly replicate the beloved 1967 cartoon version. But some elements are so iconic they’re worth trying again, even if comparisons…
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    Popular Culture News -- ScienceDaily

  • Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.
  • Firearm violence trends in the 21st century

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found.
  • Kids' cartoon characters twice as likely to die as counterparts in films for adults: Content on a par with 'rampant horrors' of popular films

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Principal cartoon characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off as their counterparts in films for adults released in the same year, reveals new research. On-screen death and violence can be particularly traumatic for young children, and the impact can be intense and long lasting.
  • Current practices in reporting on behavioural genetics can mislead the public

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    “Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes a researcher following his study of 1,500 Americans. Public misunderstanding is not the only thing to blame for this misinterpretation. “Generally, science reporters’ first goal is to inform the public about scientific developments. However, this practice is not disinterested; some news is purposely written in a manner intended to catch the public’s attention with startling results in order to increase or to maintain…
  • 22.7% of pregnant women suffer intimate partner violence, Spanish study shows

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    A new study analyses the violent behaviors exhibited towards pregnant women. While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or sexual violence. Furthermore, 36.1% of those who reported physical violence claimed that it happened "very often" or "daily". A Spanish investigation into the prevalence of domestic violence against pregnant women has found that 22.7% endure some kind of violence - emotional, physical or sexual - within their relationship.
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    Ulamonge blog - [street art, design, art, pop culture, news, life]

  • Etam Cru - Coffee Break - Rome (IT), 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Etam Cru - Coffee Break - Rome (IT), 2014 from Galleria Varsi on Vimeo.ETAM CRU - "Coffee Break"Wall painting in Rome, Via del Pigneto / Via Ludovico Pavoni, Rome.Curated by Marta Gargiulo e Massimo ScroccaFor GALLERIA VARSI, via di S. Salvatore in Campo 51, Rome.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Get a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this 88-second teaser.Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015.
  • Hopare - Casablanca

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    casablanca from hopare on Vimeo.
  • U2: Raised by Wolves - Portuguese street artist Vhils kicks off Films of Innocence

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A pack of wolves roam the suburbs of Lisbon in U2’s explosive collaboration with Vhils. The political murals of Northern Ireland inspired Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. in the series of filmic couplings with 11 artists hailing from the UK to US, South Africa to Egypt, Belgium to Portugal, inspired by tracks from their polarizing new record Songs of Innocence. Vhils is Alexandre Farto, a young urban vanguard from Lisbon whose creative treatment of neglected bricks and mortar reveals haunting portraits of both political figures and the everyman. Working with U2 and Solid…
  • EDEKA - Kassensymphonie

    6 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    What if you went shopping to your supermarket and something like this happened? Great guerrilla marketing action!
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  • This Email Kim Kardashian Sent to Her Mother Just Gave Me Life…

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    I don’t ever report about the Kardashians, but when I do, it’s because it is THAT GOOD.   Momager Kris Kardashian just shared this email sent to her from her daughter, Big Booty.  The reason this email is so wonderful is because it let’s us know just how truly, truly uncultured/uneducated Kim Kardashian is.  I mean, someone get this girl in a 5th grade history class and teach her that “Amish” is actually a lifestyle practiced by many people, and not a fashion term.     If you showed me this email without any context, I’d laugh and say,…
  • The Cast Of “Orange Is The New Black” Wish You Happy Holidays From Behind Bars

    Leslie Simon
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The cast of Orange Is The New Black have come together to wish you and yours a happy holidays—from the inside of Litchfield Penitentiary. Good thing Taylor Schilling is pretty, because the girl kinda broke our eardrums with her off-key singing. Of course, the stand-out soloists are Natasha Lyonne and Uzo Aduba (aka “Crazy Eyes.”) Check out the clip, which is dripping in season’s greetings. As an added bonus, let’s bask in the greatness of Danielle Brooks and her crazy caroling skillz. Photo: Netflix’s YouTube The post The Cast Of “Orange Is The New…
  • Jimmy Kimmel Shares the Funniest Videos of 2014 That You Probably Never Saw…

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Jimmy Kimmel‘s TV watchers watch TV and internet clips all day long* to bring us the funniest, weirdest, and most ridiculous clips that most of us would otherwise miss out on… (When I say “all day long,” I mean literally, all day long.  It sounds like the coolest job in the world, but I can promise you on my life that it is not, and these guys deserve MAD RESPECT for how hard they work.)   Jimmy Kimmel shares the BEST clips of 2014, and most (actually all) of these were new clips I’d never seen before.  And since it’s my job to find these things to…
  • Is This Insane Jenga Move Too Good To Be True?

    Leslie Simon
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Reddit practically blew up on Thursday after user DKBobby uploaded the following video of his sister-in-law pwning Jenga. In the short 10-second clip, his sis takes a swift karate chop to the bottom of a tall Jenga stack and in one swift motion, moves the entire ground level out of the way without causing the entire tower to collapse. Some people who have a problem believing in magic think there’s no way this move could’ve happened without the rest of the blocks being glued together. What do you think? Is this woman a Jenga master or simply a monster of illusion? Photo: Paper Boat…
  • LEAKED: “The Interview” Clip With Kim Jong Un’s Fiery Death

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    I would say *spoiler,* but according to Sony we’re not going to get to see this movie, anyway!  Also, I can’t verify that this is from the actual film, BUT an article mentioned that in the film, James Franco’s character and Kim Jong Un initially bond over Katy Perry’s music, which is coincidentally playing in the background of this scene. Watch before this gets pulled down in 3, 2…     I really don’t like this precedent of not just negotiating with terrorists, but giving into their every demand. Now that Steve Carell’s film that takes place…
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    Radar Online

  • After Overdose Scare, Mel B Gears Up For Nasty Divorce From Stephen Belafonte And Hangs With ‘A Very Bad Group Of People’ In London

    Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Just days after Mel B’s accidental booze and pills overdose, the Spice Girl is gearing up for a nasty divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte and hanging out with a bad crowd, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. As Radar has reported, Mel was hospitalized last weekend in London because the singer had an accidental overdose, mixing tranquilizers and alcohol. The star, who was NOT suicidal and fully recovered, a source said, was planning to board a plane home to Los Angeles from London this weekend with her daughters Phoenix, 15, and Angel, 7, to reunite with estranged husband Belafonte…
  • Heidi Klum Takes Her Kids To The Grove

    Denise Diaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Heidi Klum and her kids were hanging out at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA on December 20, 2014 doing some last minute Christmas shopping and visiting pacific theatres to see the latest version of ‘Annie’.
  • Elle Macpherson Looks Fashionable In Aspen

    Denise Diaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Elle Macpherson is seen out in Aspen, Colorado.
  • Ashlee Simpson And Evan Ross Go Christmas Shopping

    Denise Diaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross seen on a shopping spree on Melrose Blvd, CA after announcing their pregnancy a couple of days ago.
  • Not Over Yet: North Korea Threatens To ‘Blow Up’ The White House In Wake Of Sony Scandal

    Radar Staff
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    North Korean authorities have threatened to “blow up” the White House. In the latest and scariest fallout from the Sony hacking scandal, the government of North Korea issued a post published by the state news agency KCNA which included a rant about attacking the White House and the Pentagon. But the communist country’s leadership continued to deny that North Korea was responsible for the hacking that caused Sony to cancel the release of The Interview—which depicted the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un. PHOTOS: Hollywood’s Most Hated Celebs! 57 Stars The World Can’t Stand They…
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  • Thinking Of Getting Some Hair Laser Removed?

    2 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
    We all know that the typical methods of removing unwanted hair have lots of downsides. For shaving, it’s the fact that it only typically lasts for a few days or a week at the very most. For tweezing, it’s the fact that it’s just not feasible for most areas of the body and as for waxing, well that can be very, very painful. Electrolysis is actually a quite reliable method of hair removal but again has two huge downsides. It’s painful and needs many months and years of recurring treatments. Laser hair removal on the other hand is becoming more and more popular every year…
  • History & Modern Progression Of Nose Surgery

    4 May 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Like any science, plastic surgery advances with time. And the area of the nose job is no exception. Nose job is a very typical treatment. However the procedure it is still undergoing renovation and innovation. Possibly the most essential adjustment of all is our understanding of noses. But cosmetic surgeons take into consideration greater than just the nose. They now comprehend that transforming the nose can affect the rest of the face. Cosmetic surgeons have cataloged the many various sort of noses. They have actually additionally tape-recorded the result that modifying the nose causes to…
  • Plastic Surgery Information You Need To Know About

    4 May 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Cosmetic surgery has become more popular in recent years with people becoming more obsessed with their appearance. Find out if he plans to start you on antibiotics before your procedure. You probably have to take this medicine before the surgery in order to cut infection risks and complications related to your surgery. Get another opinion if your surgeon does not plan to prescribe antibiotics. Look into different financing options at your disposal. Research a good potential doctor. Ask friends and family if they have found one to be exceptional. Remember that all surgeries are risky and there…
  • Ingredients To Stay Away From In Your Makeup Products

    4 May 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Looking fantastic can be like a full-time task. There are economical means to improve your appearance without spending a lot of money and time doing it. This write-up is willing to assist you to understand exactly what beauty specialists already understand. You could prevent sunlight hitting your skin by utilizing a good sunscreen. When picking which sunscreen to make use of, seek one with added skin-friendly substances. You could keep your skin youthful and firmer with the best safeguarding active ingredients. Seek dark brownish eye liners and mascaras that have either maroon, deep purple,…
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    The POP ART DIVA Blog

  • PopArtDiva Gift Gallery Black Friday Sale #1

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Starting up my Black Friday Sales with a great one today!Up to 65% Off!But this one ends at NOON Pacific Time so HURRY:http://www.zazzle.com/popartdiva TweetFollow me on TwitterFriend me on Facebookhttp://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
  • FLOWERS OF MY HEART Colored Pencil Drawing

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
     Like many illustrators who have been boxed in by client commissions for many years, I love being able to just let a drawing happen organically!  This is an intuitive and freeing process which allows a creative work to grow pretty much on it's own, guided solely by the instinct of an experienced artist.FLOWERS OF MY HEART is a result of this process. Just starting with the outline of a heart, it grew into a surprising little surreal landscape all on it's own, complete with fantasy flowers, fluffy clouds morphing out of an abstract area of heart "tissue".  When the heart was…

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I absolutely love bulb flowers. My favorites include Irises, Tiger Lilies and Calla Lilies, all of which I grew in my garden back in California.  Here in Arizona they're not as easy to grow and I miss them.  I loved going out to my garden and picking fresh flowers for my house and I loved just seeing hundreds of them pop up every Spring.Since I couldn't grow them, I drew them!I'm keeping the originals, sorry, BUT you can purchase prints:$15.00 EachShipping IncludedEach print image is 7" X 7" centered on an 8-1/2" x 11" heavy weight, high gloss photo paper using archival inks. You…

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGof aSempervivum, Pacific Blue IceHENS & CHICKS SUCCULENTWhen I moved back to Arizona I had little luck growing the usual flowers that I love, the heat is simply too intense for most of them to survive. Instead of my wonderful Irises, Lillies and Roses, I was surrounded by flora that was mean! Cacti with stickers and thorns that could really bite back and odd little, juicy looking things called succulents! I was not happy until, all of a sudden after a huge monsoon rain, all these GORGEOUS flowers started popping up all over my yard!It was then I took a closer look at…
  • CAROUSEL ART - Horses, Exotic Animals & More

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I got interested in Carousels way back in the eighties.  I was in love with the intricate carvings from the masters like Loofe, Mangels, Illions and, of course, Dentzel, to name just a few.  Here I've taken many of the classics and recreated them with my lovely Prismacolor colored pencils on pastel accented, colored Canson papers.  In some I've made some changes to suit my personal color tastes and preferences, that's what art is all about for me, putting my own creative touch on the world.I think these are beautiful for nurseries, children's rooms and for Carousel collectors.
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    VH1 Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News

  • Smash/Marry/Kill: The Biggest Stars of 2014

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    -Aly Semigran It’s one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to your favorite celebrities: Smash, Marry, or Kill. 2014 provided us plenty of stars who fall under the SMK category, and we narrowed down the difficult options. Check out our end-of-year edition of Smash, Marry, Kill, and tell us if you agree with our choices! People’s Sexiest Man Alive Snubs: Chris Pratt, Idris Elba, Ryan Gosling Smash: Idris Elba Even if the Luther star’s massive bulge was an, er, illusion, the actor is still an indisputable hottie who also happens to have a very…
  • Throwback Photos of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Before Kids

    Taylor Ferber
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    View Photo Gallery People love to hate on Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian‘s relationship. Sure, they’ve been through some rough patches. But when compared to all of the dysfunction that’s hit the Kardashian family over the years, the couple looks more stable than anyone else. These two have been holding it down for a long time, and there are pictures to prove it. Today you’ll  find them shopping for cribs and changing diapers, but eight years ago, before the birth of Mason (5), Penelope (2), and their newest baby boy, these two were running the party scene. We…
  • Celebrities with Award-Worthy Shoe Game

    Rahsheeda Ali
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    View Photo Gallery Have you ever searched for the perfect footwear to complete your outfit? So have your favorite celebrities. Looking back on the year’s stylish shoes, we created awards for their fierce footgear. Did Jennifer Lopez choose strappy statement heels to tap into our latent dominatrix fantasies? If so, we’re into it. Angelina Jolie showed her sinister side in white platforms, while Michael B. Jordan ensured he made a stylish splash at the Oscars. Who else wowed us with their shoes this year? Hop into our gallery and find out. [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
  • Stars Who Look Like Disney Characters

    Tara Aquino
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    View Photo Gallery Have you ever found yourself crushing on an animated Disney character, and then subsequently chastising yourself for having sexual fantasies about a cartoon? You’re not alone. We all do it. Which is why we’re here to make you feel better. From Russell Brand to Mama June and Leighton Meester, these celebrities share such a striking resemblance to Disney creations that your attraction to two-dimensional designs are completely justified. Check out more of Hollywood’s finest who have doppelgangers in the House of Mouse.
  • Neil Patrick Harris Makes His ‘AHS’ Debut, Kim Kardashian Gives Her Mom a Reality Check + More in Today’s Last Lap

    Taylor Ferber
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    American Horror Story finally gives us a peek at Neil Patrick Harris‘ character, Kris Jenner gets a brutal email from her daughter, Sony‘s CEO says: “We have not caved,” and more in Last Lap. Check out the first peak of NPH behind the tent of the Freak Show. [Comic Book] Kim Kardashian tells momager Kris Jenner the ugly truth. After spending an amazing morning at The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment breakfast, and while I was in my car and hadn't even gotten home yet, my LOVELY daughter @kimkardashian sent me this delightful email after she apparently saw…
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  • Guaranteed Tech Hits For the Lady in Your Life

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Don't panic. When it comes to gifting the lady in your life this holiday season, we've got you more than covered. From chic tech accessories to the latest in wearable gadgets, one of these choices is sure to be a winner. Don't forget gifts for everyone else in your life: [For Him] [For Sister] [For Brother] [For Dad] [For Mom] [For Students]
  • 15 Texts Only a Best Friend Can Send

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    You and your BFF just get each other. That's why when you text them something random, like "Do you ever feel awkward when you wash zucchini?" they won't have to think twice before answering "OMG yes. Yes I do." In a universe full of strange, weird humans, you've found the one person you can be 100 percent honest with. Read on to see 15 hilarious texts that only a best friend can send.
  • The Geekiest Cat Gifts on the Internet

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    There is one basic truth to life: cats rule the Internet. Some of them are just doing their own thing at home, while others are verified celebrities. Whichever feline speaks to the resident Internet-cat-lover in your life, when it comes to gifting, you'll have to give them something more than an email full of cat GIFs. Look no further, as we've found gifts that speak to the geek subculture that is the Internet cat. And for your best cat lady, bookmark these finds as well.
  • The Only Smartphones You Should Consider Buying

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new phone. In this episode of The Sync Up Showdown, we're comparing the top four smartphones of the year so you don't have to. Watch to check out these smartphone pros and cons! Featured in this episode: iPhone 6 (Starts at $199 with two-year contract) Nexus 6 ($699 unlocked, $249 with two-year contract) Samsung Galaxy S5 ($200 with two-year contract) HTC One M8 for Windows ($199 with two-year contract)
  • 8 It Gifts For Photography-Lovers

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    When it comes to photography gadgets, one of our go-to sites is Photojojo. (If you haven't heard of it till now, get ready to become obsessed.) The online store always features the latest and greatest products and pairs them with fun tutorials and photos. So it's no surprise that the people behind the company are just as rad. Let us introduce you to Laurel Kate Sittig, who's been working at Photojojo since 2009. She is now the content creator and editorial head and has been generous enough to create a photo-focused gift guide for someone you might be familiar with . . . your…
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    First Class Fashionista

  • COVERGIRL #GirlsCan Inspired Look and Giveaway

    First Class Fashionista
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    What strong woman has not been met with opposition before based solely on her gender? Well, for everyone who has ever heard the words “Girls can’t”, COVERGIRL has a message for them: Girls can. The popular cosmetics company, COVERGIRL, is starting a new and important campaign along the path of its established past of working to empower women and improve their self-image. This movement began with a video and a strong message, featuring COVERGIRL’s Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, P!nk, Sofia Vergara, Becky G, Katy Perry and Janelle Monáe. If you haven’t seen it, click below to get…
  • 2015 Pantone Color of the Year Marsala Inspired Style

    First Class Fashionista
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Your Pantone Color of the Year Fashion Inspiration With the holidays almost here and gone, and with FCF already talking the hottest outfits for New Year’s Eve, I find myself thinking about next year. The big 2015. Although I’ve seen all the trends for this upcoming Spring, I’m not going to fool myself into thinking I can incorporate those quite yet. Here in lovely Colorado, the winter snow doesn’t really present itself until February and onwards. As much as I would love to be rocking some gingham and huge floral prints, I don’t see that happening until May. Brr. So, what can be…
  • Olay Teams Up with Photobucket for Best Beautiful Campaign

    First Class Fashionista
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. (Photo Credit: Denver Photographer Larry Mark) This is the follow-up to my recent post, Your Best Beauty Holiday. I am celebrating my “best beautiful” with Olay, and getting my skin camera ready for this season’s family gatherings and holiday photo opps by trying out the Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging line. I promised I would tell you what I thought about it and share with you some exciting news about a new Olay photo tool collaboration, just in time to help us tell our…
  • Casual to Dressy NYE Style Guide

    First Class Fashionista
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    All That Glitters Is Gold Just like in everyday attire, I’m not the average gal when it comes to my New Year’s Eve outfit either. My style may not share much in common with the average glitter and sparkle gal, but I do like to get fancy and am quite possibly a serial party hopper. I absolutely love New Year’s Eve for it’s an all night long, gallivanting event filled with champagne spilling, smiles and good vibes. With such high spirits ringing in the new year, 2015 is certainly full of promise and possibility! In case you haven’t noticed, NYE is only two weeks away! And, if…
  • Coat Trends for Winter 2014

    First Class Fashionista
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    I’m sure we have all noticed the weather has cool down out there. Winter is officially almost here. I like to picture it looming ominously, but the visual is really up to you. With the sun setting earlier and the temperatures dropping, it’s time to look into how to stay warm whilst going about our busy day. But who says you have to sacrifice style for function? Well, okay, I’ve heard the “beauty is pain” line too, but here’s a warm-for-the-winter themed post that aims to contest all that while keeping you abreast of the latest winter 2014 coat trends. Blanket Coats Do you want…
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  • Battle of the Network Stars #74: 1995-97 TV Seasons, Round 2

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    The following stars from the 73rd Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 3:Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters/ABC)Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters/ABC)Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters/ABC)America Ferrera (Ugly Betty/ABC)Michael Urie (Ugly Betty/ABC)Michael C. Hall (Dexter/Showtime)Justin Kirk (Weeds/Showtime)Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds/Showtime)Christina Hendricks (Mad Men/AMC)John Slattery (Mad Men/AMC)Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/CBS)Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/CBS)Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights/NBC)Jane Krakowski (30…
  • Groovy Music Showdown #24: 2000

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    In the 23rd Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1986 won and will be moving on to Round 2: True Confessions - BananaramaSlippery When Wet - Bon JoviBelinda - Belinda CarlisleCrowded HouseRevenge - EurythmicsAretha - Aretha FranklinSo - Peter GabrielInvisible Touch - GenesisTrue Colors - Cyndi LauperFore! - Huey Lewis and the NewsPlease - Pet Shop BoysGet Close - The PretendersPretty in Pink soundtrackLifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.Graceland - Paul SimonBreak Every Rule - Tina TurnerPLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, January 13. Now on to our 24th…
  • Web Series Worth Watching: Thurston, The Bay & Ave 43 return

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    If you haven't yet voted in the 4th Annual Groovy Awards - honoring the best web series and performances of 2014 (as well as the hottest hunks) - click here. Voting ends at midnight on Saturday, December 27, and the winners will be announced in the next Web Series Worth Watching on Sunday, December 28.Web Series of the WeekThis week I'm celebrating the return of three of my favorite series:ThurstonKathryn O'Sullivan's addictive Western drama returns for a third season with an outstanding cast that includes Catherine Frels as landowner and single mother Maggie Callaway, Walt Willey (All My…
  • Deep Dish Pool Party #99

    12 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun at the Deep Dish Pool Party. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.1) Dish #1537Last Week #3, Week 3, 35 invites out of 2002) Dish #1539LW #4, W3, 30 invites3) Dish #1502: Justin LeonardLW #2, W10, 27 invites4) Dish #1531: Matthew WilkasLW #1, W5, 26 invites5) Dish #1543W2, 23 invites6) Dish #15477) Dish #15488) Dish #1549: Matt Hollander9) Dish #1550: Aaron Milo10) Dish…
  • Dish of the Day #1551: God Rest Ye Sexy Gentlemen

    12 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today's Dish is Ernest Dift. Click here to vote for your three favorite Dishes in this week's Deep Dish Pool Party poll. Dish of the Day will be taking a holiday hiatus until Monday, December 29.
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    Vinyl Art

  • Moments of Surprise

    Daniel Edlen
    29 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    This is the display including that Hendrix. It was installed at the Chandler Fashion Center the day before Thanksgiving. What timing! It'll be up indefinitely too, so we'll see what kind of attention and business it brings.It came about because of the fellow who had me do http://vinylart.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-stones-project.html?m=0 awhile back. He saw my exhibit years ago in a restaurant in Pacific Palisades, CA where I grew up. He then referred a couple other people who work with him and then had me paint the Stones. He works for Macerich, the company that manages a lot of…
  • Foreshadowing

    Daniel Edlen
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Foreshadowing is a term usually used literarily. However it's kind of perfect for my work too. The black of the vinyl is all foreshadowing in a sense, creating the depth out of which I bring the faces. It feels more like I'm sculpting the face with the white acrylic, not painting it. For whatever reason, this idea, this technique, this process makes sense to my brain, creating these reverse newspaper photographs.This Jimi Hendrix is a piece that's particularly exciting because of where it will be displayed soon. I can't say yet because of where but I'm hoping it'll be big.More #foreshadowing.
  • Robert Plant

    Daniel Edlen
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    You have to ask these questions: who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life? - Robert Plant
  • John Lennon

    Daniel Edlen
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
  • Slash

    Daniel Edlen
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Being a rockstar is the intersection of who you are and who you want to be. - Slash
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    Forces of Geek: we like pop culture.

  • More Titles Added To The Humble Dynamite MEGA Bundle As It Enters Final Week!

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Total Value Now Over $600 USDFollowing the launch of last week's Humble Dynamite MEGA Bundle with over ten thousand redemptions in the first twenty-four hours. Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the latest additions to its massive year-end promotion over on humblebundle.com/books. In addition to an array of comics ranging from Gail Simone's Red Sonja, Shaft #1 from David F. Walker, Uncanny by Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell, and the hit debut issue of Bob's Burgers, fans can now read all six issues of The New York Times Bestselling series Jim Butcher's Dresden Files:…
  • Amazing Heroes Handbook Preview From AMAZING HEROES Wave 1.5 Kickstarter!

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    With only a few days to go, the Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter campaign has released a preview of the upcoming digital Amazing Heroes Handbook, written by comic book historian Christopher Irving (Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comic Books, with photographer Seth Kushner) and featuring vintage comic book stories courtesy of the Digital Comics Library. The cover is by artist Mitch Ballard and designs  by David Go.“The Handbook was a blast to write,” Irving says. “Black Terror and the Golden Age Dare-Devil are two of my first favorite Golden Age characters. To get…
  • 2014 FOG! Holiday Gift Guide: Addendum

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You thought we were done with recommendations?With Hannukah in full force and a visit from Saint Nick imminent, here are some more things that your pop culture loving giftees will dig including some awesome miniature editions from Running Press, a DVD box set that belongs in the library of every British comedy lover, some swanky Marvel t-shirts, two more must have Yoe Books titles and more!Read more »
  • Among The Panels: ROCKET SALVAGE #1, LAST SUPPER #1, WYTCHES #3 & More!

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A world of four color magic arrives every Wednesday. Stories and adventures of heroes and villains, good versus evil.Tales that entertain and excite by talented writers and artists. Here are my thoughts Among The Panels.Rumble #1
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: James Harren
Publisher: Image 
ComicsPrice: $3.50When I think about how many comics come and go each year, I am always tickled when I find one that inspires hope in the medium for me.Rumble #1 by John Arcudi and James Harren is a shining light in the landscape of recycled stories.The first few pages blew me away; even though the…

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We’re already up to 1938 in our top ten series here, and there is once again a cornucopia of great cartoons to choose from. 'The Disney studio, fresh off of the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was still turning out top-quality Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Silly Symphonies shorts, even while working simultaneously on Pinocchio and Fantasia (both released in 1940).And the Fleischer Studio relocated to Florida to begin work on their first animated feature, Gulliver’s Travels, which would be released in 1939. New characters created in 1938 include Terrytoons’ Gandy Goose…
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    Sweatshirt Lemonade

  • 2014 National Novel Writing Month Winner

    29 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
  • Summer Memories Improved with Age

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    My family didn't go away much in the summer. Everyone seemed to have something going on. The three boys had all-star games, sports camps and football scrimmages. I went to various Girl Scout camps. My sister--who knows what the hell she was doing--probably DIY feather hair extensions with her dolls. There were too many of us too close in age to keep track of. My dad was a teacher, so he was sort of around but held other jobs that didn't leave him entirely free for the summer. My mom worked. Usually, though, one week out of the summer, we'd rent a cabin and go to South Lake Tahoe. The other…
  • Argument Anxiety Evolution

    17 Jun 2014 | 7:34 am
    “Relax, it’s all going to shit anyway,” my dad said to me once. He meant it to soothe. All the stuff we spend our time worrying about, he was saying, never happens. It’s the stuff we don’t worry about that causes the problems. "And since we can’t see those things coming," he continued, "why worry?”I've always sensed, however, that worrying provides rewards, because worrying is so natural and so many people do it obsessively. My suspicion was confirmed recently when I learned about the "negativity bias" of the human brain…
  • Humanity--The Greatest Show on Earth

    13 Aug 2013 | 8:01 am
    I have found a fascinating, new scene. It takes me back to the early days with my husband. When we were first dating and for the first few years of our marriage, Greg had a ski boat. He grew up in a family that has always had, worked on and even built boats. They were waterskiing when waterskiing was just starting out in the 1950s. He, his friends and family were exceptionally good skiers. Many in his circle, including his brother, skiied in the water show at Marine World. I didn't grow up around boats. I grew up around broken down cars. So this new world of big-block motors, V-drives and…
  • Well, Then I'd Have to Talk to Someone

    23 Jul 2013 | 7:31 am
    I was in Boston recently attending a week-long drumming seminar at a music school. I stayed in the dorms on campus. Just like in college for real, the dorms provided very little in the way of meeting personal needs. I had to bring my own sheets, blankets, towels and a pillow. If I wanted to blow my nose or disinfect the bathroom, I had to supply my own kleenex, paper towels and cleaning supplies. I had to bring my own hangers or stuff my clothes into three tiny drawers of a particleboard dresser. I had to buy my own potable water and set my own phone alarm to wake up on time. The one thing…
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    The Unbiased Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Channing Tatum alongside Oscar producers Neil Meron and Zadan, launched “Team Oscar” today by inviting the next generation of filmmakers to create a short video for the opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast. Judges will select up to six winners who will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in the Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Team Oscar is open to U.S. citizens, ages 18 to 30, and submissions are due by January 12, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. PT.  To enter, filmmakers must visit the Academy’s Facebook page, where they can…

    The Unbiased Writer
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    Looking to upgrade your bachelor pad? We recently came across the People Products Transparent Speakers, an eye-catching conversation piece that produces high fidelity audio playback. Built to be see-through, the speaker cabinet comprises six transparent surfaces that allow the listener to see the guts of the speakers at work. The bold modern design is masculine, and a perfect fit for the contemporary-styled pad. Powered by an 80-100W amp that juices a pair 3-inch full range drivers and one 6.5-inch woofer, the speaker connects to the sound source of your choosing with old-school plug-n-play…

    The Unbiased Writer
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    A new trailer for the fourth installment in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic series, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ has hit the web! Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, the trailer offers a little over a two minute glimpse inside the film’s story set in the furthest reaches of our planet. Tom Hardy plays the role of Max Rockatansky, a man living in a world where humanity is broken and people have to fight for the necessities of life. Hoping to find a way to exist in the midst of insanity, he finds a partner (Charlize Theron) Furiosa, who helps him try to restore order.

    The Unbiased Writer
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    In modern times, we are constantly on the look out for the next trendy gadget that makes life easier and more connected. I recently teamed up with Mode to review Motorola‘s innovative Moto 360, a watch truly made for our times that has evolved to meet our ever changing wants and needs of life! Allowing you to obtain the information conveniently on your wrist, the Moto 360‘s round display area stays true to the timeless form of the traditional wristwatch. Designed with a stainless steel case and world-renowned Horween leather, the watch features scratch protected glass. Capable of…

    The Unbiased Writer
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Grammy nominated artist Sam Smith released his own darker rendition of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,’ just in time for the holiday season. Accompanied by a smooth jazz piano, the British singer does this classic Christmas tune more than justice. Captured inside a dimly lit studio, check out Unbiased Writer‘s latest song of the day in the video below: Be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! The post SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH ‘HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS’ appeared first on Unbiased Writer.
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    The Source

  • Check Out Alex Ruffin’s New “Space Jam” Video

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Reminisce with Alex Ruffin and Michael Jordan, circa 1996 in “Space Jam.” I don’t always like recommending new artists, but when I do, it has to be a pretty cool artist.  I came across this guy who seems like he is really immersed in his music, and hip-hop culture.  Twenty-one year old, Stamford, Connecticut artist Alex Ruffin is a up and comer who is Usually Better [with] Every Rhyme (also the name of one of his mixtapes).  After dropping out of school, quitting his job, and losing a parent at the beginning of 2014, the budding artist found direction in creating music as…
  • Florida Cop Shot Dead One Day After NYPD Killings

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Another law enforcement officer lost his life in Florida this morning in a deadly shooting Police Officer Charles Kondek was killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida this morning after pursuing two suspects, in which one of the suspects opened fire on the officers, killing Kondek. The suspect attempted to leave the scene, but crashed while being pursued by other units. The police were originally called to a noise complaint about a stranger knocking on resident’s doors in the Glen’s Eureka apartment complex on Grand Avenue in Tarpon Springs, a suburb just 25 miles outside of Tampa. Kondek…
  • AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Dec. 15-19)

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS December 15 to December 19,  2014 TOP HEADLINES Cracking Down On Prohibited Toy Guns When toy guns are mistaken for real guns, there can be tragic consequences. That’s why Attorney General Schneiderman sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart, and Sears, ordering to stop the sales of illegal toy guns to residents of New York State. State law prohibits the sale of imitation guns in realistic colors such as black, blue, silver, or aluminum, unless it has a non-removable one-inch-wide orange stripe running down both…
  • The Lakers Honor Kobe At The Staples Center For Passing Michael Jordan On The NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Ball Like Kobe Upon passing Michael Jordan and becoming third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Kobe Bryant received a standing ovation. The only problem — if you can even consider it that — was the fact that Kobe’s scoring accolade didn’t actually take place in Los Angeles on his home court, but in Minnesota against the Timberwolves. Regardless, fans and players alike stood up to honor the Black Mamba. Yesterday (12/19) before taking the court against Kevin Durant and the Thunder, the Lakers — along with Magic Johnson — paid tribute to Kobe Wan…
  • 2 NYPD Cops Shot And Killed Execution Style In Brooklyn

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    PHOTO: THEODORE PARISIENNE/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Two uniformed NYPD officers of the 79th precinct were shot at point-blank range in their marked police car outside of the Tompkins Houses this afternoon According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot “execution style” by a single gunman who approached their car at a corner near Myrtle Ave in Bedford-Stuyvesant. One source says: The gunman just started “pumping bullets” into the patrol car! PHOTO: JEFF BACHNER/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The suspected…
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    Adam's World

  • Vid Pick: Sonic Boom Six w/ Capitol 1212 - The Emperor

    Adam Bernard
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Having seen, and interviewed, UK ska band Sonic Boom Six a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (RIP the old Knitting Factory in NYC), I've been a fan of their music for quite a while. Their latest single, "The Emperor," features Capitol 1212, and embraces Sonic Boom Six's reggae influences. The slower pace of the song doesn't represent a laid back vibe, however. Instead it works to allow the
  • Rachel Brown Leaps From Fear To Fame

    Adam Bernard
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The music of NYC singer-songwriter Rachel Brown is something you almost didn’t get the chance to hear. “It’s amazing that I ever even came out and said I wanted to do music,” she says, “because it was something I was very private about for a long time.” Read the full story at Arena.com.
  • Jasmine V Is Getting Straight A’s in R&B

    Adam Bernard
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    With a hit single featuring Kendrick Lamar titled “That’s Me Right There,” and a recently released EP of the same name, 21 year old singer Jasmine V is taking the R&B world by storm. Her journey, however, has been a long and winding one. Read the full interview at Arena.com.
  • NYC Scene Report - What Model Citizens, Shilpa Narayan, & more

    Adam Bernard
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week’s edition of Neighborhood Watch: NYC features a crazy sci-fi inspired video from synth rock band What Model Citizens, something soulful from Shilpa Narayan, the singer-songwriter stylings of Jesse Marchant, and the boundary pushing folk of Weyes Blood. Read the full column at Arena.com.
  • Pop Shots - The Wealthy & The Unhealthy

    Adam Bernard
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Taylor Swift, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West all earning top honors, to Avril Lavigne’s mystery illness, to the song that’s been driving me insane, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude. * Billboard named
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    The Bark Bite Blog

  • It Pays to Shop Around, for the Best Storage Facility.

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Having a place to keep all of your possessions is a big part of what having a home is all about.  Interestingly enough, though, in the United States, there are a lot of people who have too much stuff to fit in their homes.  Whether this is an ongoing or temporary problem, related to moving or something, it is necessary to figure out what to do with all of your possessions that will not fit.  Other than giving away, throwing away, or selling your property, the easiest option is to store it in self storage, for awhile.  Of course, with so many businesses competing in this industry, it pays…
  • Why do restaurants use guest pagers

    Mackenzie Putez
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Have you ever been to a restaurant where they tell you that there will be approximately a 30 minute wait before they will be able to be seated at a table?  It is very likely that this has happened to nearly everyone.  There is not a single person on this earth that has never gone out to eat at a restaurant at some point in their life time.  If you take a moment to think back to the last time that you were at a restaurant and waiting to be seated, were you ever handed a guest pager?  A guest pager is a small hand held device that will either just vibrate or it will vibrate and have lights…
  • Pipe bending fabrication is a slow process

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:34 am
    I do not have a ton of familiarity with the process of making pipes for all of the various industries that require them. Nevertheless, I have had the opportunity to learn a little bit about the different ways pipes are created. Pipes are something that is necessary for our society to function. When you think about how we go about our daily lives, pipes are involved in nearly every single step. From turning on the shower to flipping a light switch, all of the processes leading up to the moment that the water starts to come down out of the shower head to the light actually turning on involve…
  • The top five reasons to purchase all of your LP records online.

    lincoln Deffenbaugh
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    In today’s world, more and more people are purchasing the goods and services they need online.  There are a variety of reasons for this.  To name just a few, it takes less time, you can always find the particular product you need, it’s easier to compare prices, and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.  The amount of goods and services that people purchase online has grown at such a rate that many marketing companies now claim that the design of a company’s website is more important than the physical location of their store.  In fact, many companies…
  • Reasons Why Businesses are Into Self Storage

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    Self storage is not only an ideal storage solution for family or individuals but it works well for businesses of different kind and size. The self storage industry can be utilized by companies to assist them in operating their business cost-effectively. Some businesses may need the help of self storage for several different reasons.  Most common reason is the need to cut down on expensive office space or free up some space in their office.  Self storage proved to be a successful business logistic solution that a great number of companies have opted for self storage to cut back on office…
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  • CinemaJaw 219, Controversial Films w/guest Tim Barnes

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Reviewed This Episode: The Imitation Game I for an I: The Interview Trivia: Into The Woods Cast Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Which Holiday movie  is required viewing, Christmas Vacation or It’s a Wonderful Life? Sponsored by: premierboxbreaks.com, Overflowcafe.com, psdkennels.com, aimkts.com An unprecedented defeat has befallen the US. Our most important ideal, the Freedom of Speech has been compromised by a decision by theater chain and studio owners. This, perhaps more than anything else I have seen from my time in US history, has scared me to my very core. No one could have guessed…
  • CinemaJaw 218, Top 5 Middle-Earth Scenes + The Hobbit: battle of the Five Armies & Wild Reviewed!

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Reviewed This Episode: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Wild Trivia: 2014 Flop Movie Trivia Sponsored by: www.VitaminFoodsGuide.com, Spectrum Safety Training, Sarantos, www.premierboxbreaks.com No Guest this week on CinemaJaw, instead we grab out broadsword and magic ring, for one last foray into Middle-Earth, as we review the Hobbit film in depth. We also give our Top 5 Middle Earth Scenes and play some 2014 Flop movie Trivia. It’s as hot as Smaug’s breath! Also a great review of Wild! Run you fools!
  • CinemaJaw 217, Best Movie Trailers w/guest Mark Cantu

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Reviewed This Episode: Foxcatcher, A Most Wanted Man I for an I: Inherent Vice Trivia: Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Trivia Sponsored by: The Blu Collar Conglomeration, lushescurtains.com, Regression Inc., VenomCPM, OrthoGeeks.com In honor of the latest thing to hit the internet… The Star Wars episode 7 Trailer, We take a look at our Top 5 Movie Trailers! Joining us is writer/director of Superhero Comedy, Now Hiring, Mr. Mark Cantu. Here is the trailer to his film: Mark is with us this entire episode! Coming soon to a set of headphones near you! Note: Here are some of the trailers we…
  • CinemaJaw 216, Best Wilderness Movies w/guest Mike “Mac” McNamara

    30 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Just in time for your Thanksgiving travels home! A Second Helping of CinemaJaw: Reviewed This Episode: I for an I: Wild Trivia: Reese Witherspoon Sponsored by: Race You To The Bottom, Spectrum Safety Training, Rocky Mountain Revival, Literary Podcast, Izza Pizzeria, Fooglebook This week on CinemaJaw, in honor of new film Wild, we are taking a look at the Best Wilderness Films. Joining us on this bushwhacking adventure into the jungle is none other than Chicago’s own Mike “Mac” McNamara, founder and programmer of The Midwest Independent Film Festival. Mac sits in this…
  • CinemaJaw 215, Hunger Games + Best Movie Archers + The Moviewed Game w/ Hammervision

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Reviewed This Episode: The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay pt. 1 Trivia: The Moviewed Game Sponsored by: SpectrumSafetyTraining, Regression Inc., iCarryalls.com, Inside the Criminal Mind Podcast Welcome to our Thanksgiving FEAST of CinemaJaw episodes! Consider this the first course and desert is coming up! In this episode CinemaJaw goes in depth on Hunger Games: Mocking Jay pt. 1. Plus we are rejoined by Hammervision to play the long awaited return of The Moviewed Game! We are also going over our Top Movie Archers. Stuff yourself!      
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  • HorrorBelles 09: The Babadook

    Jill Scharr
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The Babadook is a patient monster. This creepy tailcoat-wearing specter doesn’t even appear until more than halfway through its eponymous 2014 horror film. For main character Amelia (Essie Davis), the Babadook takes even longer–almost seven years  have passed since a terrible tragedy when the Babadook reveals itself to her and her seven-year-old son Samuel. The Babadook takes its time with its slow, anxious build-ups, but it’s worth the wait–when the Babadook first glided out of the shadows I knew right away that I would be seeing it out of the corners of my eyes for…
  • Actual Woman of Color Playing Tiger Lily in Peter Pan Live!

    Alex Cranz
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    We’re just a day away from Peter Pan Live! on NBC and if you weren’t already curious that one chick from Girls is in it or because of all that business happening on Christopher Walken’s face there’s another reason to be excited. They actually cast an actress of color, Alanna Saunders, who is of Native descent to play Tiger Lily and they changed the dropped the hyper racist “Ugg-a-Wugg” with the new “True Blood Brothers,” written by the original composers daughter with feedback from Native scholars. It is, by no means, perfect. Tiger Lily is…
  • The Carmilla Webseries: On Lesbian Vampires and Creampuffs

    Alex Cranz
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The Carmilla Webseries: On Lesbian Vampires and Creampuffs3.0Overall ScoreReader Rating: (33 Votes)Queer vampires don’t get happy endings. They get staked into goo or ashed or abandoned for someone more alive and straight. Despite all the queer allegories inherent to vampire mythos–with them being aloof outsiders forced to hide their nature less they be brutally murdered–queer vampires are treated like second-class citizens when compared to their straight or Bi-during-Sweeps sisters and brothers. The birth of that trope can be traced back to 1871 when Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu…
  • HorrorBelles 08: NYC Horror Film Fest 2014

    Cherlynn Low
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Ho Ho Ho my God! We’re very sorry. What with all the holidays and diseases going around lately, the HorrorBelles have been pretty overwhelmed lately. Please accept our deepest apologies for the long hiatus. We’re still alive and kicking, though! This episode, we discuss indie films we saw at the New York Horror Film Fest at Tribeca cinemas a while ago. We saw two shorts and a feature film, and were impressed by none. The two shorts — “Cannibals and Carpet Fitters” and “Hag” — were pretty campy, but not in a good way. The Kickstarter-funded…
  • Review: Once Upon a Time – ‘Fall’

    Alex Cranz
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Review: Once Upon a Time - 'Fall'The last ten minutesEverything else2.5Overall ScoreReader Rating: (2 Votes)It took three episodes of garbage but the end of “Fall” finally kicks the plot back into gear. Only it took three episodes of garbage to get here. All pointless and inelegant filler that dragged down a season of Once Upon a Time that started off surprisingly strong. At least the Frozen crossover is finally laid to rest with Elsa and Anna’s timelines converging in the present (and their hometown left to the machinations of Han’s fabulous bouffant) and the more pressing (and…
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  • The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies: At long last, the grand finale!

    Derrick Bang
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) • View trailer 3.5 stars. Rated PG-13, for intense fantasy action violence and some truly scary monstersBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 12.19.14Peter Jackson certainly knows how to stage a spectacle. He’d have had a great time during Hollywood’s Golden Age, choreographing the fabled casts of thousands.As a massive battle between elves, dwarves, humans and nasty orcs rages about them,Gandalf (Ian McKellen, left) and Bard (Luke Evans) realize that the ghastly orc armies…
  • The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

    Derrick Bang
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Not quite a decade ago, and responding to a series of similar lists that had popped up immediately before and after the millennial change, I put considerable thought into my own tabulation of the best (and worst) Christmas movies of all time.A single 10-film list obviously wasn't sufficient, so I broke it down into various categories, in order to include most-people-think-of-them-classics, less obvious alternatives and even seasonal TV specials. And the turkeys, of course; the Hollywood graveyard is littered with Christmas movie flops.The list remained unchanged until 2011, when one newcomer…
  • Top Five: My walk with Andre

    Derrick Bang
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Top Five (2014) • View trailer 3.5 stars. Rated R, for strong sexual content, drug use, nudity, crude humor and relentless profanityBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 12.12.14Caught an interesting film the other day. Concerns a disillusioned movie star who, having turned his back on a crowd-pleasing and profitable pop-culture franchise, attempts to re-invent himself as a serious actor by writing, directing and starring in a highly unlikely vanity project. And, to make things more intriguing, this film’s approach and…
  • The Theory of Everything: A beautiful mind

    Derrick Bang
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Theory of Everything (2014) • View trailer Four stars. Rated PG-13, and too harshly, for dramatic intensity and mild suggestive materialBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 12.5.14It’s necessary, up front, to recognize that this film is adapted from Jane Wilde Hawking’s 1999 memoir, Music to Move the Stars: A Life with Stephen (extensively updated and re-published in 2008, as Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen).During Cambridge's annual May Dance, Stephen (Eddie Redmayne) can't quite get into thespirit of the…
  • Horrible Bosses 2: Fire 'em all!

    Derrick Bang
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) • View trailer 2.5 stars. Rated R, for relentless profanity and crude sexual contentBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 11.28.14Director Sean Anders apparently was content to let this film’s three stars — Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day — babble through much of their obviously improvised, rapid-fire dialogue.Oddly enough, Rex (Chris Pine, right) doesn't seem all that bothered after learning that ourinept heroes — from left, Dale (Charlie Day), Nick (Jason Bateman) and Kurt…
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  • Don’t Miss The DC Comics Digital Holiday Sale!

    Sade Tavarez
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Don’t Miss The DC Comics Digital Holiday Sale!Screen InvasionSade Tavarez DC COMICS SALE! Starting December 20-January 1, 28 of DC Entertainment’s Essential Graphic Novel eBooks will be on sale for only $4.99 each. Here is the list of the essential graphic novels (courtesy of Crave Online): All-Star Superman American Vampire Vol. 1 Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls Batman: Earth One Batman: Hush Batman: The [&hellip The post Don’t Miss The DC Comics Digital Holiday Sale! appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Reese Witherspoon Returns to Form in WILD – Movie Review

    Ryan Hill
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Reese Witherspoon Returns to Form in WILD – Movie ReviewScreen InvasionRyan Hill Reese Witherspoon makes her comeback in a big way with The post Reese Witherspoon Returns to Form in WILD – Movie Review appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Five 2014 Films That Restored Our Faith in The Cinematic Experience … and Five That Didn’t

    Ryan Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Five 2014 Films That Restored Our Faith in The Cinematic Experience … and Five That Didn’tScreen InvasionRyan Hill This year produced five films that restored our faith in the cinematic experience. Can you guess them all? The post Five 2014 Films That Restored Our Faith in The Cinematic Experience … and Five That Didn’t appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • FCBD: Silver and Gold Sponsor Comics

    Sade Tavarez
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    FCBD: Silver and Gold Sponsor ComicsScreen InvasionSade Tavarez Below is all 50 comics that will available on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! All comic covers and titles are courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. Remember, FCBD is May 2, a Saturday. Save the date! You can also stay up to date with any news at the FCBD site The post FCBD: Silver and Gold Sponsor Comics appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • FCBD: Silver Sponsor Comics

    Sade Tavarez
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    FCBD: Silver Sponsor ComicsScreen InvasionSade Tavarez Finally, the Silver Sponsor Comics have been revealed. Now, we know all 50 sponsor comics! This is what FCBD Spokesperson Deborah Moreland had to say about the Silver Sponsor comics, “The Silver comics provide comic book fans a great opportunity to read original and revamped stories for free,which in turn can open up a diverse world of comics to them as they read these stories for [&hellip The post FCBD: Silver Sponsor Comics appeared first on Screen Invasion.
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  • Don’t Miss The DC Comics Digital Holiday Sale!

    Sade Tavarez
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Don’t Miss The DC Comics Digital Holiday Sale!Screen InvasionSade Tavarez DC COMICS SALE! Starting December 20-January 1, 28 of DC Entertainment’s Essential Graphic Novel eBooks will be on sale for only $4.99 each. Here is the list of the essential graphic novels (courtesy of Crave Online): All-Star Superman American Vampire Vol. 1 Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls Batman: Earth One Batman: Hush Batman: The [&hellip The post Don’t Miss The DC Comics Digital Holiday Sale! appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Reese Witherspoon Returns to Form in WILD – Movie Review

    Ryan Hill
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Reese Witherspoon Returns to Form in WILD – Movie ReviewScreen InvasionRyan Hill Reese Witherspoon makes her comeback in a big way with The post Reese Witherspoon Returns to Form in WILD – Movie Review appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Five 2014 Films That Restored Our Faith in The Cinematic Experience … and Five That Didn’t

    Ryan Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Five 2014 Films That Restored Our Faith in The Cinematic Experience … and Five That Didn’tScreen InvasionRyan Hill This year produced five films that restored our faith in the cinematic experience. Can you guess them all? The post Five 2014 Films That Restored Our Faith in The Cinematic Experience … and Five That Didn’t appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • FCBD: Silver and Gold Sponsor Comics

    Sade Tavarez
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    FCBD: Silver and Gold Sponsor ComicsScreen InvasionSade Tavarez Below is all 50 comics that will available on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! All comic covers and titles are courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. Remember, FCBD is May 2, a Saturday. Save the date! You can also stay up to date with any news at the FCBD site The post FCBD: Silver and Gold Sponsor Comics appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • FCBD: Silver Sponsor Comics

    Sade Tavarez
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    FCBD: Silver Sponsor ComicsScreen InvasionSade Tavarez Finally, the Silver Sponsor Comics have been revealed. Now, we know all 50 sponsor comics! This is what FCBD Spokesperson Deborah Moreland had to say about the Silver Sponsor comics, “The Silver comics provide comic book fans a great opportunity to read original and revamped stories for free,which in turn can open up a diverse world of comics to them as they read these stories for [&hellip The post FCBD: Silver Sponsor Comics appeared first on Screen Invasion.
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  • The Youth Need To Snatch the Torch from the Old “Leaders”

    Ms. Scripter
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    (Photo Credit: NICOLE L. CVETNIC/THE ROOT) OPINION- I have never been a fan of the old school current civil rights leaders of the 80’s, 90’s and the new millennium, and especially the likes of Al Sharpton. I always felt Sharpton was only around when it appears to be a big pay day in store and he resembles what Suge Knight would say about P-Diddy; “all in the videos”. I call Sharpton an ambulance chaser and a certified pimp where it comes down to the victimization of Black America by police departments nationwide. I am no longer being political correct on this because many Black…
  • Episode 24: What Happens Next, After the Protests?

    Ms. Scripter
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    In this episode, Debbie and Chris discuss the latest news concerning the protest after Eric Garner’s killer was not indicted. Special co-host John also participated and had some riveting things to say. Not only did we discuss the Eric Garner case, brutality in America, one’s political leaders, and the many other cases of police brutality, where the police officer isn’t punished for the crime.   Song used for this episode: Michael Jackson – “They Don’t Care About Us” -Ms Scripter Just blogging for the masses, ya dig?
  • Overcoming Undercover Enemies…

    Antonio Daniels
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
                           (Photo credit: Money Matters 101) Your greatest enemies may not be the folks you think: they may be the people you least think.  It’s vital for you to keep your eyes and ears tuned to what’s going on around you. By doing this, you can become more aware of things that can be transpiring behind your back.  Unfortunately, too many people hang around individuals who they think support them, but behind-the-scenes they’re stabbing them in the back.  Yes, folks will laugh with you on the phone and when you hang out, but that does not mean they really like…
  • Where is the Outrage in the Police Killing of Tanesha Anderson?

    Ms. Scripter
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    The family of 27-year-old Tanesha Anderson called 911 after, Anderson who is suffering from a schizophrenic disorder was experiencing an episode.  Here are the police and family version of the event: Officers called to the home late on Nov. 12 had lengthy discussions with Anderson and her family, and all parties eventually agreed that Anderson should be driven to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation. “As the officers escorted Anderson to the police vehicle, she began actively resisting the officers,” police spokesman Sgt. Ali Pillow said in a press…
  • Old School Video of the Week: Jimmy Ruffin – “What Becomes of The Brokenhearted – R.I.P.

    Ms. Scripter
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The year was 1966 when Jimmy Ruffin released the song, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, which stands to be his best body of work. Ruffin, who was on the Motown label, was also the brother of the late David Ruffin and was part of the great Motown sound that dominated for decades. “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard charts. Ruffin passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the age of 78. Ruffin’s death brings closes another Motown chapter, but his legacy is embedded in those who enjoy the classic sounds of the Motown sound.
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  • Gear: DSPTCH Releases New Tech Messenger & Gym/Work Bags

    Morgan Witt
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    San Francisco-based DSPTCH have a reputation for crafting durable and functional goods tailored towards photographers, travelers and the ‘on the go’ working professional. Founded in 2010 out of founder Richard Liu’s apartment while he was still working another full-time job, DSPTCH has come a long way. The product line has expanded from camera straps to […]
  • Design: fragment design x Starbucks Limited Edition Coffee Mugs

    Morgan Witt
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The latest extension of the ongoing collaboration between multi-media designer Hiroshi Fujiwara and Starbucks (Japan) has arrived just in time for the holidays. Earlier in the year, Fujiwara launched a custom designed Starbucks store in Tokyo’s Omotesando fashion district. The new set of three (Tall, Short, Espresso) coffee mugs embrace a minimal approach in black. […]
  • Design: The Penthouse By ODA New York

    Morgan Witt
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    A yet to be named billionaire teamed up with architectural firm ODA New York to craft one of the most luxurious penthouses in the United States. Located on the 90th floor, this immaculate 18,000 square foot space has 360 degree views of Manhattan. 6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, sculpture garden, theater and music room, 30 foot […]
  • Art: “Tiny Cloud” Interactive Speaker & Lamp By Richard Clarkson

    Morgan Witt
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    A little less than a year ago, New York and New Zealand-based Richard Clarkson Studio unveiled “The Cloud,” and interactive lamp and speaker system designed to mimic a thundercloud. The motion sensors baked into the piece detects your presence and lights up and sounds like a thunder storm. The system’s core speaker system can also […]
  • Tech: Hush Introduces World’s First Smart Wireless Earplugs

    Morgan Witt
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Three young San Diego-based entrepreneurs/students (all of them name Daniel) recently launched a Kickstarter campaign that quickly blew through their original goal to raise $100,000.00 USD to launch Hush, the world’s first smart wireless earplugs. As of today, they are on the verge of hitting the $500,000.00 USD mark. Fueled by a ton of press, […]
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    AIDY Reviews

  • I AM YOURS ‘Jeg Er Din’ (2013) – Review

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Love, in all the wrong places. Iram Haq‘s I AM YOURS (Jeg er din) (2013) is an evocative tale about an unhappy single mother who ignores her young son in favor of a relationship with Jesper (Ola Rapace), a very attractive Swedish filmmaker. This intricate portrait study of a woman forced to adhere to the strict obligations to her expatriate ...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | I AM YOURS ‘Jeg…
  • Bernard Rose’s THE DEVILS VIOLINIST (2013) in theaters January 2015

    3 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Based on the life of Italian Composer Niccolo Paganini. Writer/director Benard Rose‘s THE DEVILS VIOLINIST (2013) has secured distributorships for U. S. theatrical and VOD from Freestyle Digital Media (FDM)* and Stryker Entertainment. The Devil’s Violinist chronicles the life of the notorious 19th-century Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini. In 1830, violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) ...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY…
  • A LETTER TO MOMO ‘Momo e no tegami’ (2011) – Review

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A Hiroyuki Okiura film. A LETTER TO MOMO (Momo e no Tegami) (2011) is a detailed hand-drawn animated feature by writer/director Hiroyuki Okiura. Oftentimes, many of the Japanese animated films would feature a child in a particular form of parental separation, either through isolation or death. In Miyazaki’s Ponyo (2008), a small boy, who’s father is often away on long ...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube |…
  • Matthew Moore’s THE AMBER AMULET (2013) – Review

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    What makes a hero?   Director Matthew Moore‘s THE AMBER AMULET (2013) centers around a ten-year-old boy named Liam (Ed Oxenbould) goes above and beyond to rescue a troubled woman (Genevieve Hegney) in his neighborhood. Based on Craig Silvey‘s novella of the same name, The Amber Amulet won awards including nominations for Best Narrative Short at the 2014 Nashville Film ...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn |…
  • JACK and the CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART (2013) – Review

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Rule #3: Never fall in love. In Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu‘s JACK and the CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART (Jack et la mécanique du coeur) (2013) a little boy was born on the coldest day in the history of the world and it froze his heart. Luckily for this little boy, a kind and gentle witch saved him by removing his frozen ...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | JACK and the CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART (2013)…
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  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 120

    Adam P. Knave
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Episode 120 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave discusses some shows and the very idea of the mid-season break! You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 119

    Adam P. Knave
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Episode 119 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave leaves catches up on a few shows, discusses some other stuff and generally leaves you satisfied. Like a Snickers bar. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 118

    Adam P. Knave
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Episode 118 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave leaves behind most of the shows we normally watch to talk about Richard Kadrey’s Metrophage, Tiddyman’s Shaft novel, Interstellar, and more – though we do get into Constantine a while, too… You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 117

    Adam P. Knave
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Episode 117 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave mires in Doctor Who discussing the end of season 8, as well as ranking all the seasons of the new Who series! And then – other stuff. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 116

    Adam P. Knave
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Episode 116 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave reverts to an old school method of podcasting – thinking about the show BEFORE we record it. Amazing, we know. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
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    Spunky Bean

  • The Best TV Shows on TV – “Nostril Bush”

    EJ Feddes and Myndi Weinraub
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Happy Friday!  It’s the end of the week, which means it’s time for the Best TV Shows on TV.  Every week, we watch as much TV as they’re willing to provide us.  We sort through it all and tell you about our favorites and then we do some serious bonding.  We do it every week, [...]
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Episodes, Day 8: Lois & Clark, “Season’s Greedings”

    EJ Feddes
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    So, there’s a guy in red who lives at the North Pole and he dedicates his life to making the world better. That man is Superman. Or Santa Claus, depending on your religion. Today we’re traveling back to the nineties, to the days when it was hard to find TV shows about superheroes. It’s time [...]
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Episodes, Day 7: NYPD Blue, “From Hare to Eternity”

    EJ Feddes
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Christmas Countdown continues with a look back at NYPD Blue. For a long time, Detective Andy Sipowicz was my favorite TV character, and it was nice to check back in with him. It’s a Christmas episode with rabbit murder, kidnapping, and David Caruso. Prepare yourselves accordingly! NYPD Blue – “From Hare to Eternity” Original [...]
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Episode, Day 6: X-Men – “Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas”

    EJ Feddes
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    In today’s episode, the X-Men celebrate Christmas. One would assume that, since this group includes a guy with blades that pop out of his hands and another guy who shoots death rays from his face, that this might be an exciting affair. WRONG! Per the X-men animated series, they do nothing of the sort! They [...]
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Episodes, Day 5: The X-Files – “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas”

    EJ Feddes
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    In today’s installment, The X-Files goes all Dickensian on us with a Yuletide tale of ghosts. Unlike Dickens, there’s gaping exit wounds, quite a lot of blood, and a curse. Look, Charles Dickens, I know you’ve been dead for a hundred and fifty years, but let’s face it. You dropped the ball when it came [...]
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  • These ARE the Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses you’re looking for

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    If you’re looking for that last-minute holiday gift, ThinkGeek has released two officially licensed Star Wars bowling bag-style purses that are made to look like  Boba Fett and the loyal astromech droid R2-D2. When Princess Leia Organa smuggled the Death Star plans off of her stricken starship, what did she use
  • You can download the John Lennon/Yoko Ono “War is Over (If You Want It)” Poster in 120+ Languages

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Thanks to the Yoko Ono-led initaitve, the ImaginePeace website allows you to download and share a poster declaring “War is Over (If You Want It)” in over 120 languages — everything from Afrikaans to Yiddish. These words are from Lennon and Ono’s 1971 Christmas/Vietnam War protest song. Ono says, “Dear Friends. Download, print & display these posters
  • 500 Artists Are Asked…Lennon or McCartney?

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    550 Artists were interviewed over the last ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn’t answer at all. That question…
  • ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Finale Song Debuts #9 on Billboard Rock Chart

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    From Billboard: As the bloody motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy concluded its seven-season run Dec. 9 on FX, its swan song, “Come Join the Murder,” debuts at No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. The original track is credited to the show’s house band, the Forest Rangers, and White
  • The Globe and Mail and Arts & Crafts create a collection of original music highlighting stories of the year

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Globe and Mail and renowned record label Arts & Crafts have collaborated on a collection of six original songs that reflect on the most important news events of the past year. Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review debuts on globeandmail.com  today and features original songs created by diverse artists
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  • VIDEO – Getting Party Ready (Make-Up Look)

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    So I wanted to start this post off by saying a big thankyou to everyone who entered my Christmas giveaway and for helping me reach my goal of 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel, so thankyou! My new video is all about getting party ready. I absolutely love doing party make-up, probably because I love anything sparkly and love wearing fake eyelashes so this is just showing you what I use when I am getting ready for a party. Also you may notice a bit of a change, I finally have a nice new shiny camera which is perfect for doing videos and also I invested in some lights which makes it all the…
  • Blo – Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    ‘You’re not cheating on your hairdresser’ is the slogan that Blo the new blow dry bar in Covent Garden tells me. Which honestly everytime I go for a blow dry I really feel like I’m doing, so I quite liked this reassurement. Blo opened it’s doors just this November in the Piazza at Covent Garden and is the first blow dry bar from Blo in London. Blo originates from North America and is backed by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow and also celebrity hairdresser David Babai so I was eager to go and try it out. The concept is just blow drys, no cuts, no colours and a…
  • A Festive Afternoon

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    The countdown to Christmas is officially on with only ten days left to go, so yesterday to put ourselves in even more of a festive mood, Danny and I went to the Corinthia Hotel for a very festive afternoon tea. The moment you walk in the Corinthia it is like walking into a fairy tale, the beautiful Christmas trees are so amazingly decorated they really do make you gasp and the decorations on the table have a magical Christmas feel as they are covered in winter candles, snow-covered butterflies, cones and fruit. The whole of the Corinthia has been touched by the Christmas fairy, turning into…
  • Wrapped Up

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    In winter you will mostly find me wrapped up in my faux fur coat and my head hidden under a hat. I just am not one for the cold weather at all, so when it comes to winter fashion I am all about either the coat or the accessories. Last week I picked up this reversible tartan scarf in New Look, I just love the fact it is double-sided, one side is tartan and the other a black, grey and white check. It’s great for wearing with different outfits or like what I’ve done in this outfit just twisted it to add a textured effect. I think tartan goes really well with tan and so these tan…
  • Bio Sculpture Fantasy Collection

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    Bio Sculpture are well-known for their everlasting gel manicures. Each manicure lasts up to 3 weeks and pedicures 6 weeks, they use pre polish treatments to encourage the strength and growth of the nail to make sure the gel manicure isn’t damaging to your nails. For Christmas they have now brought out a set of normal nail polishes and so I tried out few from the new sheer Fantasy Collection. The idea of these is to add a little bit of sparkle to your nails, but they are also a match to one of the 150 colours in the Bio Sculpture range, so if you do have the gel manicure, you can top it…
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    Johnny Boy
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
      _ Don't be that douchebag that name drops at every party / dinner around town to get in.  RSVP like everyone else, and wait if there's a line.  If you didn't get invited, it's simple, DO NOT GO.  If you have to tell them who you are, then you shouldn't be there. If you […]

    Johnny Boy
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    Image by Bob Mizer Johnny Boy is super excited for this years exhibition’s during Art Basel in Miami Beach, and have listed below my MUST SEE list.  I decided not to include any of the exhibitions going on at Miami’s museums because they are all FAB and worth seeing, you can click on the links […]

    Johnny Boy
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    _ It’s that time of year again, and little ol’ Johnny Boy has been remiss for not getting to my widely read “Gossip” posts, but this year has been busier then ever.  Don’t fret though, I’ve decided to list my favorite CONFIRMED picks each night of private events you most definitely WON’T be able to […]

    Johnny Boy
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    - Yes, it’s fall time in Miami, and that means one of my favorite charity events is back, the Smash & Grab Annual Fundraiser for Locust Projects is next Saturday, October 25th at 6:30PM.  You can read about all about how it works in my previous post HERE.  Even though Raffle Tickets are SOLD OUT for […]

    Johnny Boy
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    Yes, It’s back!!!! the 2nd Annual Miami Rail FUN-Raiser is back on Sunday, October 12th from 5PM – 9PM at the home of Nina Johnson-Milewski and Dan Milewski at 986 NE 84th Street (complimentary valet will be available).  Last year was a BLAST, but this year has more in store, with a mechanical bull and […]
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  • Record Number of Travelers Expected This Holiday Season

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether it is the lower gas prices or improving economy, many families are planning to hit the road this holiday season. In fact, this year-end holiday travel season is expected to be the busiest on record nationally. AAA is expecting over three-quarters of the traveling to be done by car this year, especially with the decrease in gas prices. This is both good and bad, as lower gas prices are always welcome but it will definitely not help traffic across the country. What once was a decision whether to drive or fly has turned into a decision of where to drive to. Gas prices are expected to…
  • The Winner of “The Voice” is Announced

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    After battling all season with the help of their very talented coaches, four finalists competed for the title of the winner of The Voice Monday night with the results announced Tuesday night. Chris Jamison, Matt McAndrew, and wild-card qualifier Damien all went up against Craig Wayne Boyd for the title. Boyd came out on top as the lone survivor from Blake Shelton’s team. The other three finalists were from Adam Levine’s team. Craig Wayne Boyd is a 35 year old from Texas who moved to Nashville when he was 25 in hopes to make it in the music industry. After many difficulties along the way,…
  • 21st Annual SAG Awards

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held on January 25, but the nominations came out just this past Wednesday. Recognizing outstanding performances in film and primetime television, these awards are incredibly prestigious and are often an indicator of success at the Academy Awards. The award is a statuette of a nude male figure holding a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy. It is called “The Actor” and is 16 inches tall and weighs over 12 lbs. It is cast in solid bronze, produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California. These nominations are not just…
  • Classic Christmas Movies

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Christmas movies continue to be made and recreated, but somehow, the magic never gets lost from those original films. No matter how many times you watch them, the Christmas films you grew up with will always put a smile on your face. Everyone has their own personal favorites, but here are some of the timeless classics that we pull out every year. It’s a Wonderful Life With a wonderful message, this movie shows us what is really important in life. A Christmas classic that will remind us what the meaning of Christmas is all about. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer This adorable Claymation movie…
  • Apple Releases Best-Of-2014 Lists

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    As the year comes to a close, it’s that time where Apple releases not only its most downloaded content throughout the year, but also the “best of” content that is selected by Apple staff. “Frozen” made numerous appearance as it was the top downloaded soundtrack and movie, with “Let it Go” as the eighth most popular song. Two young adult books took the most popular fiction category and audio book categories with “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Divergent” respectfully. Kids definitely had some purchasing power this year in terms of apps and downloads. “Minecraft” came in…
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  • Why am I horrified over a group of self-proclaimed ‘Gentlemen’?

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    Why am I still horrified after hearing about yet another example of disgusting behaviour that targets women in sexually violent ways? After all, this incident involving fourth-year students at the Dalhousie School of Dentistry who dub themselves the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen in their private Facebook group is the latest in a string of misogynistic incidents to take place in a city that continues to get its reputation toward women tarnished in the aftermath of each and every one. From the south end stalker to the police response to ‘Nicole’ and ‘Kim’ in a Coast cover story from…
  • Soundtrack – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    One of the most unfortunate things about the Hunger Games film series being only four films long is that the next film’s soundtrack will be the last. The Hunger Games have played a huge part in helping to bring excitement back to the movie soundtrack and while the second instalment wasn’t as grand as the first, it’s still been an adventure in itself to discover the artists and songs that make up each, and now that other movies, such as Divergent, have jumped on board, soundtrack compilations are back in full swing. The collection representing the musical side of Mockingjay…
  • Whiplash

    14 Dec 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Picture yourself doing something that requires possessing the right skills plus your undivided attention in order to get it done. Juggling, playing jenga, driving on Rainbow Road, or anything that makes you feel anxious to the point where you ultimately screw it up because you focused too hard on not screwing it up. That’s what Whiplash is like to watch. Written and directed by Damian Shazelle, it stars 19-year-old Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), a naturally talented jazz drummer who has aspirations to be the next Buddy Rich, as a student at Shaffer Conservatory, dubbed in the film as…
  • Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Where the Foo Fighters’ last album, 2011 Wasting Light, was focused heavily on its use of analogue in a digital industry, this album’s central theme is around the songwriting process and the band’s travels across the United States incorporating inspiration from the cities they visit into the songs that end up on the album. And thus, Sonic Highways is born – as both an album and resulting 8-episode documentary television series on HBO. They traveled to eight cities, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, and New York, recording in…
  • Christmas in a box

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Me in front of the Christmas tree as a toddlerWhen I was growing up, the first sign of Christmas came with the Sears Christmas Wish Book that arrived at the end of August. Every year, it became a temporarily permanent fixture in the kitchen and living room as I’d thumb through the toy pages – and later the electronics pages – looking at the things I’d want. But the Christmas season for me didn’t officially start until I heard my first Christmas song on the radio, usually around November 22, and usually on the province’s main AM station, just because. After that…
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  • Elton ties the knot!

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    Sir Elton John finally walked down this aisle this morning with long-term partner David Furnish. Ginger Clam wore a nice hat and cried. She’s so proud of her two boys. The day marks exactly nine years since the showbiz couple first entered into a civil partnership. However, this was their big day to dress up and invite lots of celebrities for an official wedding. Same-sex marriages became legal in England in March of this year. The big event was held at Elton’s private estate in Windsor, England. Guests included David and Victoria Beckham with children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and…
  • Clooney goes cray cray! Drops the f-bomb on Kim Jong-un

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Oh dear, North Korea had better be careful, it’s fine to annoy President Obama and stop him watching rubbish comedy blockbusters – but now Clooney has got angry, anything could be possible. It turns out that while Sony was busy bending over and letting Kim Jong-un treat them like a naughty mistress, Clooney was secretly trying to stir the Hollywood elite into action. Deadline reports that the superstar actor sent a petition to the biggest names in showbiz, requesting that they make a stand against attempts at creative oppression. Apparently not a single yella-bellied star would…
  • I wanna be like Kim! Fan spends $150k on cosmetic procedures to look like Kardashian

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
      Meet Jordan James Parke from Manchester – who’s sparked a debate on social media by revealing he’s splashed out  $150,000 on cosmetic procedures to look like Kim Kardashian. Jordan, 22, has undergone Botox treatment along with lip and cheek fillers, while also having eyebrow tattoos. He admits that his appearance sometimes causes an adverse reaction, but he insists: “I laugh when people insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.” His story has sparked a…
  • Liberace Back With Hologram USA Vegas Resurrection

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:41 pm
    “Too much of a good thing is wonderful,” Liberace famously said. And in the town that thrives on excess more than any in the world, Las Vegas, the flamboyant pianist known as Mr. Showmanship knew how to live. As his massive mansion gets closer to being turned into the museum he deserves by the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts, Hologram USA is creating of a full length live show staring the sequined maestro in hologram form, Carolyn Giardina at The Hollywood Reporter broke today. The show will be the first of its kind: a fully staged, full length show…
  • Madonna is blasted on Twitter for comparing songs leak to ‘artistic rape’ and ‘terrorism’

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    She’s famous for speaking her mind – but this time Madonna has lost the plot, according to angry Twitter users. The Queen of Pop is understandably furious after unfinished demos and songs from her new album were stolen by hackers and leaked onto the web. But it’s the Material Girl’s own reaction that has caused the storm. Many users are clucking mad after Madonna vented her anger in an Instagram post, saying that the events were “artistic rape” and “a form of terrorism.” The 56-year-old star also said: ”My music has been stolen and…
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  • Human connections and leading people #bluedoordiaries #28

    13 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    Harvard Business Review publishes a great and bloody illuminating article – What Bosses Gain by Being Vulnerable Emma Seppala – PhD and Stanford research psychologist writes this piece. Bite into it ————————— One morning in Bangalore, South India, Archana Patchirajan, founder of a technology startup, called her entire staff in for a meeting. When they were all seated, she announced that she had to let them go because the startup had run out of funds. She could no longer pay them. Shockingly, her staff of high-caliber engineers…
  • Surviving the Series A Crunch #bluedoordiaries #27

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Jason Freedman writes about starting up and those very, very crucial days. Decision making days. Days of getting mothered and yet saying ‘in the name of the father’ every morning with a smile and a fucking prayer. Read: ——————————————————————- I just had a crappy conversation with a good friend of mine. It’s the third crappy conversation I’ve had in the past week, so it’s probably time to write a post about this. My friend did Y Combinator with…
  • A sixy place filled with some real sixy people

    3 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    METAL Communications (metalcomm.com) turns 6 today – December 04/2014/IST. This post marks that phenomenal journey – from tentative blue doors to surely sensing something and founding hiccups to entrepreneurial jazz. ————————————— six is a fantastic number. placed before a 9, it connotes wild positioning thoughts and all sorts of contortionist visions. six is a fabulous number. placed after a 1, it means legal driving, illegal six, all sorts of possibilities and then some. for many six is a super…
  • The King and I – Stories of Oleonidas and his Bombay adventures

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    The King. With his subjects Well. You guessed it. That is the King. In the centre. Everything else is very, very left of centre. We open Oleo’s folio here with a compilation of his stories and footnotes. Paws and play buttons, intact. ——————————————————- All intellectual property rights are deeply lodged in the lab inside the lab. And, discharged through a heart seeking missile the size of a K9’s willy. Oleo arrived as a bundle of torpid tranquility from the hills into…
  • 3 Hiring Questions to Steal from Amazon’s CEO #bluedoordiaries #26

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    the amazin’ amazon ————— Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn’t always the juggernaut that it is today. In fact, once upon a time it was just a tiny startup with a big vision. So, how did it end up as the giant online retailer that it is now? It’s hard to say, but one thing founder Jeff Bezos was very intentional about was how he hired for the company. In fact, in his 1998 letter to shareholders, just four years after Amazon was founded, Bezos wrote, “It would be impossible to produce results in an environment as dynamic…
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    Marc Spitz
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    I have a shelf of glory and a shelf of shame with regard to my books.   sometimes i rotate them.   a book i’m proud of can become a book i’m ashamed of.   all the magazine and newspaper articles go in the drawer under the bed and i never think of them again really but the books are like ex-ex.   for a long time i had shame about my green day book.  it was my first big paycheck.  i mean big.  i mean i’m still paying taxes on the advances big and yes, advances as in foreign sales.  i don’t know where the money went but then neither do most bands when they sign…
  • “i don’t have friends, i have the city…”

    Marc Spitz
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
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    Marc Spitz
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  • 1000 Colours CMYK Puzzle

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Wanted: 1000 Colours CMYK Puzzle This amazing and mind bending puzzle byDesigner Clemens Habicht is one we would love to find in our stockings this christmas. Featuring a subtly gradated rainbow of CMYK shades that have then been broken into 1000 coloured pieces. It really is a beautifully simple concept for a puzzle. Clemens says the idea came to him while he was “enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle.” Without the presence of image details to guide him, he says, “I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour, and this was…
  • Could the perfect cup for your coffee be a horn shaped one named goat?

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Could the perfect cup for your coffee be a horn shaped one named goat? The coffee cup is a pretty standard thing around the world and it certainly has it’s shortfalls. One of the largest annoyances has to be, having those last few delicious drops trapped at the bottom, taunting you with their delicious aroma. Luckily a Slovenian design studio by the curious name Desnahemisfera, recently collaborated with Equa, to design the perfect cup for coffee lovers around the world. Their solution, titled Goat (named not for it’s horn like shape but after the animal that first discovered…
  • Stop iPhoto opening when you plug in your iPhone or camera in OS X Yosemite | Tips

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    Stop iPhoto opening when you plug in your iPhone or camera in OS X Yosemite Anyone who has an iPhone or camera alongside an OS X computer may know the frustration of having iPhoto open overtime you plug in either device to charge. Well no fear, we have the very easy solution for you right here on Killcool. The great thing about this solution is it lets you set the default setting for each of your devices. So you can block your iPhone and GoPro while leaving you point and shoot. With device plugged in. Open spotlight and search for the application “Image capture” and open it Select…
  • Become a wine expert with one simple infographic

    8 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Become a wine expert with one simple infographic Wine can be an integral part of life, it’s great with food, on it’s own or pretty much anytime. It can also be quite a daunting task deciding what to serve at your next dinner party, at least it was. The amazing win experts at Wine Folly made an infographic that breaks down the basics of every type of wine, including calorie count, alcohol content, and most importantly, which wines pair best with which food. You can easily become a wine expert with one simple infographic and impress even your most pretentious friends. Ordering in…
  • Candice Swanepoel’s Anime Costume

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Candice Swanepoel’s Anime Costume Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel wore one hell of a costume to burning man. She went as an anime starlet and she looked pretty damn incredible. Check out Candice Swanepoel’s Anime Costume below.   The post Candice Swanepoel’s Anime Costume appeared first on Killcool.
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  • Know Your Tropes: The Series

    K.M. Cone
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    What is a trope? For the purposes of this series, I will utilize the explanation from TVTropes.org: “a storytelling shorthand for a concept that the audience will recognize and understand instantly.” This means that when a writer uses a trope, it is their way of quickly communicating an idea that has already been categorized by the general populace. It’s our way of organizing thousands of people into simple, easy to understand boxes. It would be impossible to treat every single individual we come into contact with via real life, social media, education, and entertainment as a complex…
  • Eddie Redmayne and the Theory of Oscar Bait

    Caitlin Orr
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    “Oscar bait.” It’s a phrase that makes me cringe every time I see it – and considering that we’re now in the thick of awards season, it’s a phrase that’s going to be plastered everywhere. If you haven’t heard of the expression before, Oscar bait refers to an imagined subgenre of movies that are accused of being made simply to get Academy Awards. Most films slapped with this label fit at least one or more of the following characteristics: lavish historical settings, lead characters with a physical or mental disability, tragedy, or beautiful actresses making themselves look…
  • Girls returns for a fourth season

    CM Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hannah has left New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, hoping to become a more serious writer, while facing uncertainty in her relationship with Adam. Back in the city, Marnie is pursuing a music career, trying to balance her personal and professional relationship with Desi. New graduate Shoshanna is interviewing for jobs and struggling to sort out her relationship with Ray. And Jessa is trying sobriety through AA, but her knack for creating drama is undiminished. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy-winning HBO series GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted…
  • Super Smash Bros Review

    Daniel Castro
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    For anyone new to this series, Super Smash Bros is the classic Nintendo series made for the overjoy of Nintendo-fans and videogame enthusiasts in general, as it pits together the most iconic characters from the most popular Nintendo series (and recently, classic characters from other developers as well), and let you battle them either against the computer or your friends. The series has come a long way since it’s introduction back in 1999 for the Nintendo 64 (yes it’s been 15 years), after that a sequel of the series has been expected for every new Nintendo console. Such was the case of…
  • Birdman is a high-wire act that keeps its balance while thrilling audiences

    Caitlin Orr
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    Birdman, the latest from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is a black comedy that follows Riggan, an aging, washed up actor trying to make a comeback on Broadway in his own adaptation of a Raymond Carver story. The days leading up to opening night are plagued by erratic actors, personal drama, set accidents, and a theatre critic out to destroy Riggan’s attempt to distance himself from his Birdman persona, the winged superhero that made him a star. However, the biggest threat to Riggan’s comeback may be himself, as he’s ridiculed by Birdman’s voice inside his own head. If all…
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    Esi Magic.com

  • Living In LA Is Not Always Easy – Update On My Life Here (VIDEO)

    Esi Magic
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:20 pm
    I did a video update on how my life is going right now in LA! I must admit, it's not always as easy as it seems...The post Living In LA Is Not Always Easy – Update On My Life Here (VIDEO) appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • Off To Visit Malibu For The First Time! (VIDEO)

    Esi Magic
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    I visited Malibu for the first time, it was amazing!The post Off To Visit Malibu For The First Time! (VIDEO) appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • The LA Nightclub Scene: 1 OAK (Review)

    Esi Magic
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I decided to do a review of 1 OAK Nightclub in West Hollywood. It was my first time going there!The post The LA Nightclub Scene: 1 OAK (Review) appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • Los Angeles Tourist Attractions: My Top 10

    Esi Magic
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    If you are planning on visiting Los Angeles, this guide will help you to visit the best Los Angeles tourist attractions!The post Los Angeles Tourist Attractions: My Top 10 appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • Esi Magic’s Guide To Moving To Los Angeles

    Esi Magic
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    If you are moving to Los Angeles, then this is the guide for you! It will help you make decisions, learn what to expect, and get excited about the big move!The post Esi Magic’s Guide To Moving To Los Angeles appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
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    No Small Talk

  • My Favorite Books Of 2014

    Deniz Kofteci
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The year is coming to an end which means there’s going to be an onslaught on “Best of the Year” lists covering everything from... The post My Favorite Books Of 2014 appeared first on No Small Talk.
  • Scary Christmas Music Part One: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

    Deniz Kofteci
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    There’s an alarming number of Christmas songs that for some reason, despite their dark and often creepy lyrics, are regarded as holiday favorites that... The post Scary Christmas Music Part One: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer appeared first on No Small Talk.
  • A Gift Guide For The Sports Fanatic

    Deniz Kofteci
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    There are already tons of lists on the internet with suggestions for things to buy a sports fan.  Most of those lists include a... The post A Gift Guide For The Sports Fanatic appeared first on No Small Talk.
  • A Gift Guide For The Music Lover On Your Holiday Shopping List

    Deniz Kofteci
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Whether their a musician or just a devoted listener, these gifts are perfect for the devoted audiophiles and casual music lovers on your Holiday... The post A Gift Guide For The Music Lover On Your Holiday Shopping List appeared first on No Small Talk.
  • A Gift Guide For Your Friend Who’s Obsessed With Their Dog

    Deniz Kofteci
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    Everyone has at least one friend who dedicates more time to updating their dogs social media profiles than hanging out with actual humans. Their dog... The post A Gift Guide For Your Friend Who’s Obsessed With Their Dog appeared first on No Small Talk.
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    Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry

  • Quote About Aries – An Aries will give you their loyalty………….

    Toni Payne
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Quote About Aries; An Aries will give you their loyalty. It’s left to you to know what to do with it. The post Quote About Aries – An Aries will give you their loyalty…………. appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Quote About Romance – Romance Should Be….

    Toni Payne
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Quote About Romance; Romance should be an everyday part of life The post Quote About Romance – Romance Should Be…. appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Quote About Love – We Love Hard……

    Toni Payne
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Quote About Love; We love hard. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that The post Quote About Love – We Love Hard…… appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Quote about Love and Money – Money makes the world go round……

    Toni Payne
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Quote about Love and Money: Money makes the world go round. Love makes the world GO The post Quote about Love and Money – Money makes the world go round…… appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Quote about Life – Life is a canvas

    Toni Payne
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Quote about Life – Life is a canvas: “Life is a canvas and we are the artist .. It’s left up to us to paint a beautiful picture” The post Quote about Life – Life is a canvas appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Interviewed

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    When Daniel Ek launched Spotify, a stated goal was to diminish music piracy by giving piracy a competitor. Spotify accomplished this by offering a competitive service which pays rights holders for the music. As Ek suggests in his latest interview, we are just in the beginning, “…there’s a billion people doing it [listening to music online]. If they contribute to a legal service of any kind, that’s a huge win.” Ek goes on to say “We are in a growing industry, not really an industry where we’re fighting for market share.”  The music labels are all adjusting…
  • Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine Joins GQ’s Men Of The Year

    5 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Jimmy Iovine is always bold and confident with his assertions – if he’s right he gets bolder and if he’s wrong he moves on. His GQ question and answer interview for Men Of The Year is no exception. Conviction is not lacking. After all, the GQ title is “The Music Legend Who Just Might Save Apple.” … save Apple?!! — the most profitable company on the planet today… Iovine says he “convinced them (Apple) that they had to buy this company (Beats)… I think it was two years before they said yeah.” With the purchase of Beats, Apple…
  • Billboard 200 Chart To Count Streaming In Album Rankings

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    File this under ‘on-demand streaming keeps marching forward and infiltrating more of the business of music.’ Billboard will now incorporate on-demand streaming services to its famed Billboard 200 chart — the chart that tracks the top 200 albums for the week. Old description Until now, Billboard used pure album sales from Nielsen SoundScan to rank the albums. Now SoundScan will add streaming numbers — from on-demand services like Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Google Play Music — to sales numbers for an over-all ranking. The formula is 1500 streams equals…
  • Sharing Music Should Be Easy

    1 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Musician Ron Pope has written an Op-Ed for Billboard titled “How I Made $250K From Streaming.” The point of view of the article is from an independent musician who obviously works hard at the business side of his music. He describes how the streaming services have given him the ability to distribute worldwide – an impossibility before streaming came along unless you were signed to a major record company. Pope’s article is worth reading because it gives a balanced, level-headed, real-world view point of the current business of music. Pope describes a scenario of person…
  • No Data Usage When Using 27 Music Services on T-Mobile

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    T-Mobile has added 14 more music streaming services to their Music Freedom program. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from selected services — all without using up any data. Now totaling 27 music streaming services, T-Mobile keeps expanding this partnership. Notable additions are Google Play Music, Soundcloud and Xbox Music. Beats Music is not part of the Music Freedom program, yet curiously Apple’s iTunes Radio is included… Below, all the Music Freedom choices: AccuRadio BlackPlanet Radio Digitally Imported Fit Radio Fresca Radio Google…
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    Ruskiy Krug

  • Cheap Trick: Most Magicians Are Lazy Hacks

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Ninety percent of magicians perform other magicians’ material. They don’t just take the tricks; they take the whole routines—the lines, the timing, the movement. Sometimes they steal proprietary illusions like Losander’s Floating Table or Piff the Magic Dragon’s Fireball Sneeze (which isn’t OK), but usually they just perform the classics. Classic tricks, classic patter, hack jokes. That’s not the worst thing in the world. I love cover bands. Hell, I get pissed when cover bands try to slip one of their own songs in the mix. That’s when I use the restroom or grab that second…
  • Nobody Wants To See Your Excessive Hashtags On Instagram

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    A picture is worth a thousand words. Plus about a novel’s worth of hashtags to go with it. Social media-savvy illustrator Djordje Djukanovic of Belgrade, Serbia knows a lot of people who don’t have a clue as to what they’re doing on Instagram. One of his — and pretty much everyones’ — biggest pet peeves is excessive use of hashtags. Djukanovic makes fun of some of the most common Instagram photos, from hipster cats to gratuitous abs, and the annoying hashtags that accompany them in his series, Instagram for Beginners. Because we all know how important it is…
  • U.S. Teen Births Lowest Ever

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    The teen birth rate is now less than one-third what it was at its height in 1957. Back then, 96.3 out of every 1,000 teenage girls gave birth, while today it is 26.6. The drop in teen birth rates meant roughly 4 million fewer births to teenagers during the past 20 years. The largest recorded declines between 1991 and 2012 were for non-Hispanic black teenagers. According to officials, this saved taxpayers in 2010 alone $12 billion as teen mothers usually depend on food stamps, Medicaid, and other forms of welfare. Officials tied the decline to increased effective contraception like birth…
  • 5 Quick Tricks To Boost Your Willpower

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    We are on a constant quest to get as much done as possible, but it’s time that we all become a little more realistic about what can and can’t be achieved through sheer willpower. Repeat after me: My willpower is limited. Columbia psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson argues that our willpower is often not up to the task of resisting temptation. She offers, instead, that we use if-then planning to reduce our reliance on our willpower. Rather than making a decision when the time comes, if-then planning allows you to plot out your defense ahead of time so that you’ve already made the…
  • Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean The End Of Bacon

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    A virus called PEDv is killing 100,000 pigs and piglets each week, and shows no signs of stopping. It’s a carnivore’s worst nightmare: A virus is sweeping through America’s hog farms, causing massive die-offs among piglets. Pork prices have spiked, rising 14 percent in the past year, due in large part to the 7 million casualties from the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). With bacon retailing at $6.11 per pound in American cities, farmers and food lovers alike have begun to wonder if this could be the end of bacon. The aporkalypse began last spring, when piglets on farms in Iowa…
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  • Final Trailer & Featurette for THE HOBBIT: TBotFA!

    11 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    December 17th brings a holiday present to the fans of the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien in the form of THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies.  What began as a novel by Tolkien back in 1937 gets concluded by director Peter Jackson with his final installment of the second trilogy of his Middle-Earth adventure.  Jackson’s […]
  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Gets a New Trailer!

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:49 pm
    George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD gets a brand new trailer for its much-anticipated May 15, 2015 release.  Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) continues the post-apocalyptic adventures of the road warrior, Max Rockatansky, originally brought to life by Miller and Mel Gibson with a Mad Max Trilogy ending with 1985′s Beyond Thunderdome.  In addition to Hardy, the […]

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE gets a third trailer with both a Red & Green Band offering.  The film is an adaptation of the acclaimed Kingsman comics created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.  KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class) and written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn.  The top-secret spy agency […]
  • THE FLASH & ARROW Midseason Finale PROMOS!

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Check out the midseason finale promos for The CW’s THE FLASH and ARROW in the players below and prepare for some intrigue, action, and heartbreak!  THE FLASH kicks it off on Tuesday with “The Man in the Yellow Suit” followed on Wednesday by ARROW and “The Climb.”  The Flash episode pits Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) against […]

    8 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    Nathan Drake is back in action with UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End!  Since its inception with the first UNCHARTED by Naughty Dog Studios, the UNCHARTED franchise has been on the cutting edge of video games and the much-anticipated release of 2015′s UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End would appear to be no different.  In fact, judging […]
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    The Dossier

  • The Leopold Bloom Map of New York City

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    James Joyce’s protagonist takes us on a tour of a different New York, a city of loves lost and found.  The 20th century gave us James Joyce’s expert cartography skills, and Joyce gave us an old soul in the character of Bloom. It takes one to know one, and in reaching back to Homer to create (and map) Bloom, Joyce, too, proved himself among the old soul ranks.  Odysseus and Bloom aren’t just wanderers out of time, they are–more specifically–romantics who understand that love is the ether between destinations. Today’s equivalent of Bloom mutters a eulogy to romance…
  • The Woodworker’s Apprentices

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Janet Hollingsworth doesn’t look like your stereotypical lumberjack. With a petite frame and the kind, bespectacled face of a librarian, Janet in fact spends her days cutting logs and crafting intricate wooden furniture. But it wasn’t always this way. For many years, Janet worked as a structural engineer, while her partner Robby had left his job as a hair stylist to pursue oil painting. But then—like many other Americans in 2009—Janet was laid off. Instead of trudging through a lengthy recession-time job search, Janet hit the reset button on her career. She thought of her…
  • Apps for Real Problems

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    From its onset, the digital age has come with promises that it would reshape our world.  Several decades after the introduction of the personal computer and more than a decade after the widespread adoption of the internet, we can confidently say that it has, but not necessarily in the ways we had hoped. The tech industry has always been tinged with some residual aura of the California counterculture that Silicon Valley first grew out of – anti-authoritarianism, social liberalism, an emphasis on personal expression and fulfillment – but instead of those ideas being tied to specific…
  • Brooklyn Favorites, Part II: Brooklyn Roasting Company

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The name John Arbuckle probably doesn’t ring a bell today. A ghost from Brooklyn’s past, Arbuckle made his name during the surge of commerce and bootstrapping immigrants in the late 1800s that shaped and changed Brooklyn (and the rest of the US), but his legacy was buried as the nature of American business shifted. Yet this coffee mogul was the first to commercially roast and produce coffee in America – right here in Brooklyn at 25 Jay St.. For a borough that takes its coffee this seriously, that’s an important piece of history. And whether or not you’ve heard of John Arbuckle,…
  • Brooklyn Favorites, Part I: Grado Labs

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
      Our Favorite Brooklyn Places At .Bk, Brooklyn’s not just an idea, it’s our home.  Where the company and the Dossier were both born, New York’s biggest borough is the fertile soil where many dreamers, artists, and entrepreneurs plant a flag, leading to a stunning diversity of people and places.  We wanted to share a few of the unique institutions that make this place what it is, starting with a company that bridges the gap between Brooklyn’s industrial past and its bohemian renaissance today. Part I: The Institution, Grado Labs A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of getting to…
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    XP Gain

  • The Classicist – Megaman X4 (PSOne)

    Taylor Hidalgo
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Played on the PS Vita (Also available on PS3 and PSP) Action platformer is something of a dying breed, losing ground to the more modern action adventure genre populated by 3D platforming, gunplay, swordplay, and an increasing amount of RPG elements. There are still standouts, especially those like the excellent Shovel Knight and Super Time Force, but they are mostly found on the indie circuit than elsewhere. Which is a shame for their lack of ubiquity, as there’s a large history of excellent standouts in the genre that could be easily overlooked in an industry with annual Triple-A…
  • Review: Wild

    Scott Tremper
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Reese Witherspoon’s journey into the wilderness is director Jean-Marc Vallee’s latest. Coming off of last year’s incredible Dallas Buyers Club, Jean-Marc Vallee is in strong form again with Wild. Based on the real-life memoir of Cheryl Strayed, played here by Witherspoon, Wild tells the story of a broken woman who decides to “find herself” by hiking 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Having no true experience with attempting a feat like this, the film lets us follow Cheryl as she struggles along the path, all the while letting the audience relive the…
  • Review: Assassin’s Creed: Unity

    Scott Tremper
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Played on PS4. Despite a flurry of disappointed reviews and apparent technical hiccups, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is still a fantastic game. Whether it was good or bad, Assassin’s Creed: Unity had a lot to live up to. To start, it was coming after last years iteration of the series, Black Flag, which introduced and executed a lot of fresh ideas for the series. For many it revitalized the series, and was considered one of the best games of 2013 – for owners of the newly released PS4 and Xbox One, it was quite honestly the best bang for your buck, and probably the best overall…
  • Review: Big Hero 6

    Scott Tremper
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Big Hero 6 is charming, action-packed, and one of the funniest films of the year. Coming exclusively from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 tells the story of Hiro, a technological child prodigy who is seemingly stuck in a rut of boredom, unable to find an outlet for his talent. He’s guided, by his older brother Tadashi, to a robotics lab at a local university, and introduced to a bizarre group of other students working on projects there. It’s here that Hiro meets his brother’s project, a robot named Baymax, designed to be a automated medkit of sorts. Inevitably a…
  • The Classicist – Streets of Rage 2 (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)

    Taylor Hidalgo
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Played on PC via Steam (Also available on PS3, 360, Wii, and WiiU) There is an inherent charm in the absurd, the abstract, the bizarre. The unusual is memorable, it implants itself into the mind and rearranges the synapses to new and bizarre shapes. A mind exposed to oddities isn’t one that outright rejects the abstractions, it explores them and examines them. Humans are learning machines, highly talented in pattern recognition, and manage to twist things in the mind to redefine the unusual aspects into defined shapes; turning them cleaner, crisper, and more comprehensible. That’s part of…
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    Alpha Signal Five

  • The Week in Geek: Notch goes Hollywood, #Grapplergate and BBC links up with TED

    Vincent Krasauskas
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    This week’s big geek culture stories, distinctly non-Christmassy! Notch buys a Hollywood mansion What do you do when you’ve just sold your small-time game development company for a cheeky couple of billion? Well if you’re Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, you buy some serious real estate in Hollywood. Digital Spy reports this week that the co-founder of Mojang and co-creator of Minecraft has paid $70 million for a mansion in Beverly Hills – the most money ever paid for a pad in the area. Not only that, but Notch is said to have beat showbiz power couple Beyoncè and Jay-Z in bidding for the…
  • The Week in Geek: WWE TLC(S), TNA Relaunch and The Steam Holiday Auction

    Vincent Krasauskas
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your weekly round-up of all things geek culture. This week: tables, ladders, chairs, stairs and Steam. WWE’s Tables, Ladders, Chairs…and Stairs??? Tonight is the WWE’s sixth annual TLC pay-per-view event. As usual, the card is a mixed bag of predictability and wasted potential. The expected main event is a Tables match between John Cena and Seth Rollins, with Cena’s number one contender status on the line. First of all, I’m really not a fan of the whole ‘pay-per-view named after a match type’ thing. It’s bad enough knowing I’ll get more than one Hell In A Cell match every…
  • The Week in Geek Culture: PS1, CS and CSI:C – enough acronyms?

    Vincent Krasauskas
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    A round-up of the week’s big geeky announcements and anniversaries. The PlayStation 20th anniversary It’s twenty years this week since the original Playstation console launched in Japan. UK players wouldn’t be able to get their mitts on it for another nine months, but launching with a range of titles across all genres, the console got a big leg up on the competition almost immediately. Famously developed after a cancelled collaboration with Nintendo, and a less famous one with Sega, Sony decided to press on with its CD-based console, and after the failed launches of various add-ons (and…
  • Doubts of a Geek Blogger

    Vincent Krasauskas
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Geek Trading Cards – an ideal addition to any About Me page. So, my 2nd birthday as a geek blogger came and went last week. And sadly my #AskAS5 hashtag saw absolutely no action. Not a bean. But don’t worry readers, I won’t hold it against you – because I sort of forgot about it too. Thing is, I’m not even sure whether to regard myself as a geek blogger anyway. What I do is more reporting on the latest geek culture news than it is to react as a member of a fandom. And while I do cast my own criticisms and praise on cool and crappy things, there’s not much of a personal spin…
  • The Death of WCW – 10th Anniversary Edition

    Vincent Krasauskas
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    A fascinating independent chronicle of the fall of WCW pro wrestling. I don’t know if it was because I was purely a WWF kid, but the few times I tried to watch WCW programming in the UK, it just didn’t click. Sometime in late 1997/early 1998 I will have happened across it on TNT; best known to people my age as the channel which began at 7pm when Cartoon Network went off the air. The colour scheme in the ring was entirely black and white, and various people I recognised – among them one Hulk Hogan – were strutting their stuff and not actually doing much wrestling. I don’t recall…
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  • The New Arrivals (PHOTO STUDY)

    Tony Shea
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    **You should follow Shea Magazine on Twitter(Read more...)The post The New Arrivals (PHOTO STUDY) appeared first on SHEA MAGAZINE.
  • Can a Telepath in 2031 Still Use Hand Gestures?

    Tony Shea and Dan O'Day McClellan
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    In our continuing series, USE THE PHYSICAL BODY, Dan O’Day McClellan and I examine how physical gestures can be incorporated into your daily life and help you create a powerful interpersonal communication paradigm with friends and close associates. Today, we’ll be focusing on upper body gestures using the arms and hands, as well as adding […](Read more...)The post Can a Telepath in 2031 Still Use Hand Gestures? appeared first on SHEA MAGAZINE.
  • Top 10 Comic Book Series of 2014

    Jay Hood
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Superheroes are everywhere these days. Marvel has mapped out all of their superhero movies between now and 2018. DC has done the same for their franchise superheroes. I’m not sure The CW shows anything but superhero shows at this point. With so many caped crusaders flying around both the big and small screens, it is […](Read more...)The post Top 10 Comic Book Series of 2014 appeared first on SHEA MAGAZINE.
  • Happy Birthday Iceman – Chuck Liddell Turns 45

    Tony Shea
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    image via One of the UFC’s all-time stars, and great popularizers of the sport of MMA, Chuck Liddell (aka “The Iceman”) turns 45 today. A third generation Irishman from Santa Barbara, California, The Iceman was pure old school mayhem. He had fists like bricks and an iron jaw, not to mention a swell mohawk. During […](Read more...)The post Happy Birthday Iceman – Chuck Liddell Turns 45 appeared first on SHEA MAGAZINE.
  • Happy B-day, Philip K. Dick – His Best 5 Books

    Tony Shea
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Philip K. Dick would have been 86 years old today. He was one of the great visionary science fiction writers of the 20th century, and published forty-four novels during his highly decorated and award winning career. Dick was nominated five times for the Nebula Award, won the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Flow […](Read more...)The post Happy B-day, Philip K. Dick – His Best 5 Books appeared first on SHEA MAGAZINE.
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    The Triangle Beat

  • Younger Brother Productions Presents the Winter Soulstice Show at The Pour House

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
      Younger Brother Productions is presenting the Winter Soulstice Show at The Pour House this Friday, December 19.  Laura Reed will headline the event with support from Asheville's River Whyless and Raleigh's own Season and Snare.2014 has been Laura Reed's year with the release of her full-length album, The Awakening, just being one of her many accomplishments.  Another highlight was the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the New York Knicks and New York Rangers games.  Reed's music is infused with soulful blues meshed with infectious melodies.  The genuine…
  • Forecastle Fest 2015 Presale

    5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
       Forecastle 2015 Presale Begins Friday, December 5 at Noon EST Limited number of specially priced weekend passes available LOUISVILLE, KY – Just in time for the holidays, The Forecastle Festival will host a special presale on Friday, December 5 at noon EST through ForecastleFest.com. Louisville’s three-day festival celebrating the best in music, art and environmental activism is set to take place July 17-19, 2015 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. A limited number of general admission weekend passes will be available for $129.50 plus applicable fees. General admission travel…
  • Have a Two Night Stand with Mandolin Orange

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The members of Mandolin Orange, Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin, are celebrating being home this Thanksgiving with a two night show at Cat's Cradle.  The band is fresh from a European tour with Chatham County Line.  They will have an intimate, fully seated duo set tonight and a standing-room only show on Saturday with additional musicians.  Be sure to check out our previously posted interview with Emily.  All shows have sold-out, so if procrastinator describes you, get creative and start searching for some tickets.  The Friday night show starts at 8 with opener Leif…
  • Post-Turkey Salvation with Nuclear Honey

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
      Escape your crazy family this Thanksgiving weekend and have some fun at The Pour House with Nuclear Honey.  Sadly, this show is happening to bid farewell, or hopefully just a "see ya later," to one of the band's founding fathers, Reaves Greer.  As Greer stated on Nuclear Honey's Facebook page, "Sometimes you just need a break from something you love in order to appreciate it to the fullest extent down this road we call life."  The band intends to send Greer off with an intense night of music, playing a double-set.  Don't miss Greer's final show and a chance to…
  • Generationals Add Tour Dates and Drop New Video

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    In the midst of an already massive North American tour, New Orleans’ Generationals announce the addition of live dates through January and February of next year. Hitting Nashville, San Diego, Austin and many more. The indie-pop wizards continue their quest to leave no city unturned by their impossibly catchy melodies, synth hooks and unassuming talent.Built up with layers of rhythm, computer noises, RZA beats and poppy vocals, the Generationals’ 4th LP Alix, released this fall, is a good-smelling, subtly sexy blend of time-warp senselessness. In keeping with the distinct spirit of the…
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    20 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    “The Interview” has been getting publicity that it would never have dreamed of. Of course, the reason it’s on everyone’s newsfeed is because the planned December 25th release has been cancelled, so the publicity will not translate into revenue. Perhaps there is such a thing as bad publicity after all. The movie was in the news earlier because of its part in the Sony leak scandal, which started on November 24th. Sony, the studio producing “The Interview,” was the target of an unprecedented hack which stole company-wide sensitive information and leaked it…

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Men’s fashion has never seen as much hype as women’s. While all major fashion weeks do show men’s collections, they happen in far fewer numbers, and with fewer turnout than women’s. It’s just more fun to see a dress flow down the runway, I guess. But now, men might have an opportunity to stand on their own in a New York Men’s fashion week. Still in the works, this will allow American designers of menswear to showcase their collections to an audience specifically interested in men’s fashion. According to a report published in WWD, the Council of…

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    You might trust Ralph Lauren to make a good shirt, but what about a good meal? His new restaurant, called the Polo Bar, opens soon in New York City, just down the street from his flagship store on Fifth Avenue. It has become a trend for stores to open up restaurants under their brand, and successfully at that: ABC Carpet & Home has ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina; Armani has The Armani Ristorante, which is near the soon-to-open Polo Bar. To some, it sounds gimicky, but really it’s just about turning a vision into reality for Lauren. It is a restaurant not typically seen in New York,…

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The famous Lincoln Center will no longer be the home of New York Fashion Week. According to the terms of a settlement reached between the city and park advocates, NYFW will be forced to find a new location. Back in September, organizers already knew that 2014 was New York Fashion Week’s last time at Lincoln Center, with September 2015 set to mark a reinvention of Fashion Week. Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park is the cause of the dispute, with New York City Park Advocates alleging that event organizers were setting tents and equipment up on park grounds, effectively damaging the…

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
      Damien Hirst: The Cathedral Collection LA ART SHOW Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall J and K, 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 January 15 – January 18, 2015 Renowned British artist Damien Hirst has already ventured into the business of jewelry making once before. He founded Other Criteria in 2005 to sell affordable, high quality art, and part of that mission included a sterling silver charm bracelet featuring his pills. His recent collection, “The Cathedral Collection,” is a more expensive affair, and will be on exhibit at the LA Art Show. The…
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