Culture

SCREEN: Gone Girl – Potential Oscar Nominee for Best Picture

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Adapted from the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn and directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl tells the story of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and how her disappearance affects the lives of the people around her, particularly the life of her husband, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). Eventually accused of murdering his wife, Nick [...]

January 15, 2015 Nicole Marines Culture, Screen 1

SCREEN: Whiplash, Potential Oscar Nominee

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Intense face slapping, fast tempos, harsh yelling, sweaty sticks, and a Golden Globe win for J.K. Simmons in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, this epic story follows aspiring drummer Andrew, played by Miles Teller, struggling to endure the cruel methods of the thunderous instructor Fletcher, played by J.K Simmons. Fans favorite the movie in many aspects of [...]

January 14, 2015 Michael Angelo Culture, Screen 1

Type The Type & Walk The Walk: Do Millennials Believe In Anything?

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by Dominic Painter I went to grab lunch at Cactus, one of those Los Angeles walk up burrito shacks you can’t find back east or in my native Midwest.  What better way to enjoy an 80-degree late November day than outdoors eating Mexican food.  While drenching my starch and sodium stuffed tortilla of goodness with [...]

December 23, 2014 Dominic Painter Culture, Featured 0

SCREEN: Nore Davis…Born In The Hood

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Comedian Nore Davis has self produced a promotional video for his debut live stand-up comedy album “Home Game”.  Nore brings his bit “Born In The Hood” to life with a little help from Grizz Chapman (30 Rock), and Damien Lemon (Guy Code). Filmed in the comedian’s hometown of Yonkers, New York, the video’s narration taken [...]

December 17, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: Why Social Media Posts Should Not Be Taken Seriously

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Have you ever gotten that sinking feeling when you’re in your boring drab apartment and you check your social media newsfeed(s) and see your friends in a secluded tropical beach, at some cool exclusive party, or having the most amazing 5 star meal with their loved one? Well don’t be so hard on yourself. Chances [...]

December 8, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: WorkHarder, A Non-Funding Online Platform For Creative Projects

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For all of us start-ups, aspiring artists, musicians, and creatives, this might be the best advice we can ever get. We’ve all seen half-baked kickstarter campaigns lay it on thick, making it much easier to put our wallets back in our pocket. When that moment hits, this is the perfect video to send the ambitious [...]

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

SCREEN: SNL Thanksgiving Special… “Back Home Ballers” with Cameron Diaz

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If you are a city transplant or a college student going back home to your parent’s house for Thanksgiving, I’m sure you can relate to this insanely funny SNL music video “Back Home Ballers”. For 11 months of the year, you are the template for independence, the beacon of self-reliance, the champion of aptitude. But [...]

November 27, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: Grandmas Smoking Weed For The First Time (Extended Cut)

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As one state after another legalizes medical and recreational marijuana, the U.S. is finally realizing that weed should not be criminalized – especially if liquor is legal! It’s very refreshing to see these hilariously-sweet grandmas taking rips from the bong and thoroughly enjoying it. I feel the progress, it feels great, and it’s giving me [...]

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

STYLE: Photos from the 2014 DC Tweed Ride

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[Photos by Carrie Epps] As a bike commuter, I’m largely a spandex-and-yoga pants kind of girl, for a few reasons: comfort, force of habit, not wanting to be a sweaty mess in my work clothes. However, I might start donning a different style after the recent DC Tweed Ride. Hosted by local social group Dandies [...]

November 20, 2014 Carrie Epps Culture, Style 0

SCREEN: Signal Strength by Chris Shimojima

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For all of you who live in sprawling metropolitans I’m sure you’ve experienced the talented street performers – the saxophonist, drummers, dancers,  harpists, flutists, what have you. Some of you, including myself, have thought while reveling in their jam session, ‘wouldn’t this sound so much better accompanied by other instruments’? Filmmaker Chris Shimojima may have thought [...]

November 10, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: Slaves of the Rave by William Garratt

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When you go to your favorite concert and look around, you’ll notice your fellow show attendees have many similarities.  (And I’m not talking about the matching tees you all hopefully bought at the merch table to support your favorite artist!).  From fashion, to types of drinks, to dance moves, head bob mannerisms, use of slang, [...]

October 22, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

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