So who’d have thunk that one of the biggest names in electronic music journalism in the last few years lives here in Vancouver?
I originally took Sophia Rossi’s Twitter bio at face value: “Bossy Tween.” Little did I know that she seems to be a media maven and force to be reckoned with. She’s hardly a tween, but on the cusp of her 30th year and has girl culture in her back pocket. She’s a freelance producer and the brains behind the website Hello Giggles which she started with actress Zooey Deschanel and writer Molly McAleer. Read More
Olivia Bee, at 18 years old, is what we’d call a photography wunderkind. She’s shot for huge accounts like Hermes Paris and Vice. Hailing from Portland Oregon. She currently is taking up residence in what I like to call Portland East (Brooklyn.) Read More
If rap was the most talked sound of 2012 in Brazil, blame Leandro Roque, a.k.a. Emicida, for most part of this success. One of the exponents of the new Brazilian rap and the biggest name since Racionais MCs -Emicida won major awards at MTV Brazil- played at Coachella and had a record sponsored by Vice Magazine and Intel’s, the Creators Project. Read More
Regina Case is a well known face in Brazilian television, but her latest venture, the Esquenta (translating as ‘warm up’), reaches the end of the third season with a great share of the audience, continuing on Globo’s schedule indefinitely from now. Read More
A few weeks ago, Matthias Aker’s documentary ‘The Artist is Present’ was released in France. What a strong statement on art and performance. The movie is about Marina Abramović’s MOMA retrospective, in 2010.The artist had the idea to create a new performance in which she would sit motionless in front of museum visitors, gazing into their eyes, during the opening hours of the museum, for three months in a row. Read More
He lived to be nearly 105 years old and worked nearly until the day he died. He was one of the world’s greatest architects, having designed the United Nations headquarters in New York and Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city. Oscar Niemeyer came from Brazil, and it was there that he left his legacy.
Here’s something I’d like to see more often: a stunning photo exhibition in resonance with a series of four screenings in an art house. Read More
Perusing Dangerous Minds today I noticed this letter (above) that David Bowie wrote in response to his first American fan letter in 1967. Read More