Day: April 18, 2019

The Influencers: Tuany Nascimento

ballet in Brazil

In 2012, dancer Tuany Nascimento launched Na Ponta dos Pés (On Top Toes), a free ballet class for the children of Alemão, northern Rio de Janeiro. This neighborhood is more known for it’s pistols more so than pirouettes. Watch the vid to see how one woman is changing the world.

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The Influencers: Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kommmmbattt!

Mortal Kombat has being teasing the 11th series in their installment of fighting games for over a year now. Just in time for the summer, they dropped the first official trailer which, reveals a pretty interesting story line…time travel! It seems that players can choose between their past or present selves, in a battle that […]

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The Influencers: Lil Miquela

This Robot? Has More Followers tHan You

Some of you may know about Lil’ Miquela and some of you may not. For the uniformed, she is the first 100 percent, digitally created, influencer (second digital model, after @Shudu.Gram) who has over 1.5 million followers. What started out as a thought experiment, has now become a weird sign of the times and now […]

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The Influencers: Bandcamp Vinyl

Bandcamp to release artist vinyl in 2019

The independent music distribution website Bandcamp made a major announcement this week…Before the end of 2019, artists will have the option to press their releases to vinyl! This savvy decision comes off of a year where wax sales have toppled those of cds and new vinyl collectors are being made every day. Bandcamp, known for […]

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The Influencers: HBO Native Son Review

NATIVE SON: MODERNIZING A LITERARY CLASSIC.

Note: Spoilers Ahead.Suzan-Lori Parks and Rashid Johnson’s contemporary reimagining of Richard Wright’s classic novel Native Son has landed on HBO, months after premiering at Sundance. Like the novel, the film tells the story of Bigger Thomas (played by Moonight’s Ashton Sanders), a young black man living in Chicago who takes a job as a driver with a […]

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The Influencers: Donald Glover Adidas

DOnALD GLOVER, ADIDAS & Monique

Donald Glover released not one, but THREE pairs of shoes in his first collaboration with Adidas. He and his Wolf + Rothstein team. Has promoted the launch covertly and with little fanfare. One of these drops was the first of two vignettes that were posted to youtube with no announcement. The clip features veteran comedienne, […]

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