Culture

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

SCREEN & OPINION: Selfies Anonymous

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In 2013, Oxford Dictionary proclaimed the word “selfie” as the word of the year.  As you may have noticed, the ‘selfie’ has moved beyond a simple method of taking a picture of oneself to becoming a worldwide cultural phenomena.  And it’s not slowing down anytime soon.  Celebrities like Ellen takes selfies while hosting the Oscar [...]

July 21, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Featured, Screen 2

ART: NYC: Naturel “To Die For”

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On July 10th, we were invited to check out the work of Lawrence Atoigue, aka Naturel, at New York’s Poppington Gallery. Based in the DMV and trained at Pratt, Naturel is an illustrator and artist who’s popularity has been rising steadily in the past year, thanks in some part to his strong social media presence, but mostly due [...]

July 19, 2014 Raymond Herrera Design, Featured 0

STYLE: Spike Lee x New Era Collaboration

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On July 2nd, at New York City’s Sunshine Theater, Spike Lee sat down alongside a panel comprised of Professor Elena Romero, Frank 151 founder Stephen Malbon, and New Era CEO Chris Koch for a Q & A, moderated by Marcus Troy. The panel talked about the origins of the collaboration between Spike and New Era and it’s impact, which eventually resulted in [...]

July 16, 2014 Raymond Herrera Featured, Style 0

STYLE: Marley has Arrived

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The Marley Apparel Spring/Summer 2014 and Soccer Capsule Collection 2014 has arrived. Designed by his daughter, Cedella Marley,  and launched through Universal Music Group’s global music merchandising company, Bravado, we have a line of summer essentials reflective of the man who made the music that captures the essence of summer. Colorful track jackets just in time for soccer mania, vibrant [...]

June 20, 2014 Ashley Arroyo Style 0

ART: Björk x MoMA = An EPIC Retrospective Exhibition

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Its great to know that we aren’t the only ones who thinks that Björk’ is one of the worlds most interesting people.  It was announced that in 2015 The Museum of Modern Art will present a full-scale retrospective dedicated to the work of the artist, composer, and musician.  The exhibition Björk will pull from more [...]

June 20, 2014 gravity508 Design 0

SCREEN: Samurai Kills It With Soccer Tricks

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In celebration of this year’s World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Japanese Noodle Company Nissin released this very cool ad of Red Bull athlete Kotaru Tokuda dressing up in a Samurai attire and killing it with soccer (or should I say futbol) tricks.  For you soccer fans, this is a must watch as you see the [...]

June 12, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Screen 0

STYLE: The “Queen of Streetwear”

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  This Memorial Day marked the 20 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s first album, and complex mag posted a video tribute to her greatest moments in menswear.  We can all remember Aaliyah’s iconic 90′s b-girl style: crop tops, baggy pants, shades. Translation; simple, sexy, comfortable. There are not many combinations that can put forth this message, [...]

June 11, 2014 Ashley Arroyo Style 0

SCREEN: Shepard Fairey – Obey This Film

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There’s been a number of films and documentaries based on street-artist, designer, turned cultural icon Shepard Fairey.  However, with Brett Novak’s Obey This Film, we get a first-hand account from the man himself – Mr. Fairey – describing his artistic inspiration and development, to the marketing of his work allowing his art to reach the culturally [...]

June 5, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Featured, Screen 0