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Notes: Processing and Plotting with the Summit Community
Like many of us, I began the day on Wednesday 9 November exhausted, angry and confused. It was an early morning because we hadn't slept well and it was an early morning because Evan and I were catching a flight to Miami to get on the ship for Summit...
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Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands
Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly...
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Obonjan Opens with Music, Wellness, Art and More This July
Fun fact: if you're based in London, Croatia is only two and half hours away by plane (same amount of time as London to Paris by Eurostar). Now, creating even more reason to visit the Eastern European country is Obonjan: a private island experience...
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Northern Design Festival, Newcastle
Visiting the latest edition of the Northern Design Festival in Newcastle, in the northeast of England, makes it clear how much exciting design is being produced across the country right now—and much of it in the northern regions. Artist and designer...
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GastroMagic at Outside Lands, SF
In its eighth year, SF's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park has grown to be a weekend that celebrates music, comedy, art, design and conservation—along with food and drink. This year Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and...
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On Site at NYC's Full Moon Fest
Festival season is in full bloom and while it often calls to mind massive fields full of frolicking party people, sometimes smaller festivals deliver a more powerful, potent experience. This certainly holds true for Brooklyn's Full Moon Fest—which...
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Miami's Borscht 9 Film Festival
With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience, Miami's quasi-annual Borscht independent film and arts festival debuted its ninth installment at the end of December 2014. Unlike other festivals, the...
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Best of CH 2014: Travel
Travel serves as one of the greatest sources of new ideas, perspectives and creative inspiration. Over 2014, the CH team was lucky to have ventured around the world to renowned and remote destinations alike. Adventure remained a constant theme throughout...
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2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon
Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared...
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Life Is Beautiful Presented by Renaissance Hotels
Advertorial content: Las Vegas is home to a culture all its own—one that's constantly shifting with the passing of time. The Vegas of yesteryear is still alive and well: showgirls roam the streets, Elvis impersonators can be found on the Strip...
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About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event
It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming...
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SIGNAL Light Festival 2014, Prague
With Prague's incredible collection of pristine architecture, it's hard to imagine it possible to make this former Bohemian capital even more beautiful. The SIGNAL Light Festival however succeeds in doing just that. Wrapping up its second year...
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Sylas: Shore
If you've never heard of Sylas, take note. The London-based duo's debut EP features none other than the legendary Brian Eno, who they collaborated with after a chance encounter. It's no wonder Eno got involved—we haven't stopped listening to "Shore...
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Sylas: Shore If you've never heard of Sylas, take note. The London-based duo's debut EP features none other than the legendary Brian Eno, who they collaborated with after a chance encounter. It's no wonder Eno got involved—we haven't stopped listening...
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Ja Ja Ja Festival 2014 Preview
Gearing up for its second iteration in London, Nordic music showcase Ja Ja Ja Festival prepared a 15-track Spotify playlist of their featured acts. The array of international music kicks off with headliner Emiliana Torrini (of Iceland) and her spacious...
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Cypress Hill: Throw Your Hands In The Air
After showing us the future of fashion during last month's NYFW, this week MADE—the Milk Studios offshoot—took us back in time for the launch of their new music initiative. With blunt smoke filling the air at Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right, Cypress...
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Buscabulla: Temporal
The winner of last year's Get Out of the Garage! contest—a call for emerging artists put on by Converse and the Guitar Center—Brooklyn-based, Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla is clearly turning heads with their whimsically mellow musical stylings. Their...
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Alec Lomami: Kinshasa (CHLLNGR Remix)
Design Indaba's track of the week is Danish producer CHLLNGR's remix of Congolese artist Alec Lomami's 2011 tune "Kinshasa." While the song and remix were both cut several years ago, the resurface is apt: Lomami is currently gearing up for the debut...
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Maserati Centennial Gathering
Often times, the stories behind companies are something worth knowing, in particular when they talk about passion, intuition, genius, downfalls, and comebacks—and especially when each step is is punctuated with victories. Maserati was born in 1914...
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Interview: Video Artists Undervolt & Co
Now in its fifth year, new media festival VIA in Pittsburgh (where both video artists and musicians are the headliners) has grown to be a platform that showcases boundary-pushing art, technology and creative exploration, in an approachable setting...
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Four Standout Makers at 2014 AfroPunk Festival
by Laura Feinstein Since its humble beginnings in 2004 as a small, free concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé in Fort Greene, Brooklyn the AfroPunk Festival has blossomed into a full, two-day cultural juggernaut with thousands of attendees...
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Upgrading From Foam Earplugs to EarPeace
Among the chaos of logistics and pre-gaming when headed to a live show, hearing protection is often low on the list of priorities—and is only remembered when you leave with your ears ringing and buzzing. Merging convenience, comfort and sound quality...
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Cool Hunting Video: Fire Island Opera
After ferrying over to the beach community of Fire Island last summer, we attended the inaugural Fire Island Opera Festival. With the image of the grandeur of traditional opera burned into our minds, we were pleasantly surprised by how intimate...
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