Culture

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

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