Culture

SCREEN: The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy

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This short film was such a joy to watch. Starting off with a simple and ethical themes, such as ‘don’t be afraid of what you don’t know’ to ‘be prepared for anything, The Missing Scarf develops into a deep film with profound metaphysical and existential messages. It’s like the best kind of storytelling mixed with [...]

October 15, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

TRAVEL: Nature Walks; Become one with Nature

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I’ve lived in the DC area for over a decade, and I love it. It’s just each year it feels like it gets busier and busier and more and more crowded. I’m a southern girl, and I gets ta yearnin’ for a little bit of space and a slower pace every now and then. It’s [...]

October 14, 2014 Kioni Kicks Featured, Travel 0

SCREEN: SF – One Sec Shots by Brian Emerick

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Living in New York, there is no other comparable experience.  The energy, the sights, the sounds provides me with stimulation that no other city can.  I find myself bored spending more than 1 week in any other city.  And having lived here for almost 10 years, it’s safe to say that NYC is my adopted [...]

October 9, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 1

RECAP: Sonos Studio Takes Over NYC With Art, Speakers and Danny Brown

RECAP: Sonos Studio Takes Over NYC With Art, Speakers and Danny Brown

NYC has been losing a lot to LA lately.  The two coastal cities have been in a battle for cultural dominance of North America since the beginning of time, and at the moment it seems LA is winning. Case in point, The Sonos Studio on Fairfax in LA. The permanent gallery and event space has [...]

October 8, 2014 Winston "Stone" Ford Culture 0

SHORT FILM: Floating by Greg Jardin

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From movies and shows about Robots, to Legos, to cars, to planes, humans have always been able to find empathy for abstract non-human.  ”Floating” by Greg Jardin is an urban love story about a character made entirely of balloons who feels lost and/or ostracized amongst a large metropolitan diaspora.  The moment he meets someone (on [...]

October 1, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

TRAVEL: How to Plan a Culture Trip Like a Boss: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Completely alien to the art of itinerary making, last week’s trip to Cambodia was a real wake up call to the world of potential that awaits the patient travel planner. Getting whisked off on all expense paid surprise birthday trips is not commonplace in my world, and while the gesture itself was immensely appreciated, it [...]

September 29, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Featured, Travel 0

SCREEN: Black Market Takes Over the iPhone 6 Lines

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We are living in very sad times when lines for the new iPhone 6 are populated by black market resellers and not tech geeks.  I credit it to consumerism in a globalized economy.  Since the iPhone 6 is not being released in China until 2015, the black market has provided a loophole – 1) pay [...]

September 26, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Screen 0

SCREEN: NAVER Webtoon – A Fresh New Look At The Cartoon Industry

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Audiences have traditionally watched cartoons through familiar platforms such as cable television and film.  However, in today’s tech-savvy world, low-cost distribution platforms such as mobile apps and the Internet are transforming the animation industry. Similar to what is occurring in journalism, content is increasingly provided by freelancers and amateur creators.  Webtoons are culled by popularity.  [...]

September 24, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

TRAVEL: Dining in Oman–Meeting new friends at Ubhar Restaurant

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Wonderful food that sates hunger as well as excites the senses is an endearing friend to meet while traveling.  I make it my business to meet as many friends as I can while I’m indulging my wanderlust and Muscat proved to be no exception. I’d heard rave reviews about Ubhär Restaurant from local Omanis and [...]

August 27, 2014 Kioni Kicks Culture, Travel 1

TRAVEL: Exploring Muscat, Oman

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I saw a dry arid desert area inhabited by the hum of vendors selling trinkets in an open-air market. Groups of busy women wearing burkas and hijabs bustling about haggling over prices and wrangling little ones who were exploring the vendor’s wares a little too clumsily. Camels tied to date trees and nearby men wearing [...]

August 21, 2014 Kioni Kicks Culture, Featured, Travel 0

SCREEN: Adult Swim Premieres Mike Tyson’s Mysteries at Comicon

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Ever since his stint in the original Hangover series, Mike Tyson has remerged to be a hipster hero of late. So it’s not surprising that he would get his own show on Adult Swim. The series looks to be a spoof of Scooby Doo with a splash of Mr T (remember that) combined with the [...]

July 28, 2014 Winston "Stone" Ford Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN – Cool Ad, Japanese Schoolgirl Chase

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Now I wish all advertisements were like this.  In this Japanese soft drink ad, two schoolgirls chase each other around the city of Atami showing off their death-defying stunts, advanced parkour skills, and game of Tag badass-ery.  But let’s not be fooled here, the soda company’s editors have pretty awesome film editing skills as well. [...]

July 28, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Screen 0