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Fjogur Piano: a new music video by Sigur Ros

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By Emily Nan Iason in Video on Thursday 23 August 2012

From Sigur Ros’ Valtari Mystery Film Experiment comes a new music video for the track, Fjogur Piano, directed by Alma Har’el. The video is trippy as hell and features a completely nude Shia Lebouf (of Transformers). However, it’s not the man parts that enticed me to bring this video to you, but the artful, original, […]

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Rock Steady: high octane music video for The Bloody Beetroots

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By Emily Nan Iason in Video on Thursday 23 August 2012

For a heavy dose of drugs, sex and rock ‘n roll, packed into a high-octane three-minute ride, check out the new Bloody Beetroots music video for Rock Steady, directed by Wyatt Neumann. Neumann says he had no plan going into the shoot. He gathered a few of his friends, some booze, various vehicles and took […]

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Hold On: new music by Alabama Shakes

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Music on Sunday 19 August 2012

Combine some Janis Joplin, a little Adele, and a southern rock twang and you have the magic that is Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes. Their video for Hold On is a minimalist view of the band simply playing a song, emphasizing the power of Howard’s vocals, her guitar skills, and the band’s overall cohesion […]

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The Southern Belle: a short film by Bora Bora Films

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Film on Friday 17 August 2012

The Southern Belle is a 10-minute short film drama/noir I produced under my company, Bora Bora Films. It’s about two very different men who meet late one night, and while confined in the same small space, discover that they share a dark and destructive secret. We have been lucky to show at a bunch of […]

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The Weight: by Wilco, Mavis Staples, and Nick Lowe

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Music on Thursday 16 August 2012

In this rare footage, Wilco, Mavis Staples, and Nick Lowe rehearse the classic tune, The Weight, backstage at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Yes, Wilco and Mavis Staples are rare talents, but this video feels more like a group of friends jamming in mom’s basement. And they sound phenomenal. This video is a treasure; […]

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Proletariat: a speakeasy beer bar in NYC

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By Emily Nan Iason in Cool Travel on Thursday 16 August 2012

Nestled behind the whimsy of 50’s-chic pastry shop, Jane’s Sweet Buns on St. Marks pl in New York, the good people of Death + Co and Cienfuegos opened up a hidden speakeasy beer bar, Proletariat. Jane’s Sweet Buns recently closed, and after slowly gaining clientele for three months, Proletariat expanded and came out from hiding. This place is my new heaven. They only serve beer: rare, new and unique beers from all over the world that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

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The Color Run: the happiest 5k dash in the world

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Events on Wednesday 15 August 2012

Who can hate anything that involves being pelted with handfuls of colored powder while running with friends through cheering onlookers? Okay, maybe people some can. But this 5K race, being held in all major cities, is a fun and messy way for all you adventurous spirits to add a little spice and motivation to your […]

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Music video for Natural Thing by Nobody Beats the Drum

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Music on Wednesday 15 August 2012

It seems these days that the most widely used content on the web involves cats doing silly things and music. The new music video for the track Natural Thing by Nobody Beats the Drum evolves in a clever, well shot, and adorably silly way. Note: There’s even a ferret involved. Bonus.

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Click and Grow flower pot

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Products on Wednesday 15 August 2012

I like to think of myself as both being crafty and having a green thumb. However, I have been in denial. I can build a vegetable bed from scratch, but unfortunately the produce is measly at best. Which is why I was excited to see that there is a machine that will ensure my household […]

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Banga: the new album from Patti Smith

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By Emily Nan Iason in New Music on Wednesday 15 August 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting the one and only Patti Smith a few months ago when she handed me some pins for her upcoming album, Banga. Banga has since ben released. Patti is a legend and everything she produces is an instant classic in my book. There’s no other voice in the world like […]

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