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CAN MEN AND WOMEN BE FRIENDS?

photography by : David Sabastian

text by : Ronald Booher

Can men and women be friends? Your answer is probably going to be dependent on whether or not you have friends of the opposite gender. The question is not in reference to the ever-popular “friends with benefits”, I mean in a purely platonic sense. I am not even discussing if it is common…we are discussing […]

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY

photography by : Ask Media

text by : Conor Ambrose

In 1997 Pasquale Rotella held the first Electric Daisy Carnival hoping to bring the energy of a dying genre back to Los Angeles. 16 years later his brainchild became arguably the largest and most anticipated festival in the world, attracting nearly 350,000 attendants to EDC Las Vegas in 2013. But Rotella’s biggest accomplishment might still […]

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ANTI MEMBER OF THE WEEK: SPANKY

photography by : David Sabastian

text by : David Sabastian

SPANKY ANTI HAS BEEN DOWN WITH THE MOVEMENT FROM DAY ONE. SPANKY IS A STREET ARTIST FROM KOREATOWN BUT WAS BORN IN LONDON. SPANKY GOES BY “COSBY” AND IF YOU KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN YOU’LL SURELY SPOT HIM ON BILLBOARDS, BRICK WALLS, DUMPSTERS, AND PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING WITH A SURFACE. SPANKY IS HEAD OF STREET […]

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: FRANK

photography by : sundance.org

text by : Conor Ambrose

Director Lenny Abrahamson’s film is the story of Jon, a hopeless songwriter who joins an eccentric band named SORONPRFBS built around a mysterious man named Frank who wears a paper mache head. Jon becomes a part of the band because he “can play C, F, and G” but when the group takes an open-ended hiatus […]

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: WHIPLASH

photography by : sundance.org

text by : Natasha Samtani

Today, few musicians, if any, are truly considered the greatest of their time.  Why?  Two words: good job.  This is the resonating message of one of this year’s nominees for the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, Whiplash.  What could have been just another film about a struggling musician hoping to succeed against […]