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Forever: new music by LA band Haim

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Tuesday 13 November 2012

Have you heard of Haim? They’re three cool and talented LA-based sisters whose newest EP Forever has been playing on my iPod nonstop. The first time I heard their music, all I wanted to do was wear hip vintage clothes, learn the bass, and dance nonstop. Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to like […]

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New video for When The Night Falls by Chromeo

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Wednesday 31 August 2011

It took a few viewings for me to fully come to terms with my feelings for When The Night Falls, but ultimately my love for P-Thugg in yellow was the final push that persuaded me. Leave it to Canadian duo Chromeo to take every guy’s nightmare (pregnant Zombie-like ladies chasing after them) and make it […]

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Awesome creative STA Travel Australia videos

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Travel on Saturday 20 August 2011

STA Travel Australia sent three of their mates, Rick Mereki, Andrew Lees and Tim White, on a six week journey around the world. What resulted was three one minute videos of some pretty impressive stop motion footage of the food, culture, and people that they encountered.

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Finders Keepers Records

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Thursday 18 August 2011

I came across the British record label Finders Keepers within a little music shop in Austin, Texas, of all places. Browsing through the CD shelves looking for a good mix to help fuel my road-trip back to California, I spotted a spooked-out psychedelic jazz score to a 70s Czech horror film. It was so random and so strange that I knew that I had to have it.

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Custom bowling balls to promote German horror channel

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Wednesday 17 August 2011

Every now and then advertising agencies come up with some pretty ingenious ideas, and 13th Street Bowlingheads is no exception. Done by Stockholm advertising agency Jung Von Matt and artist Oliver Paass as a way to promote the German horror TV channel No.1, it took over three weeks to make these hand-painted detailed bowling balls.

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The 90-Second Newbery Video Contest

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Thursday 11 August 2011

Do you have a favorite Newbery Medal book? From Charlotte’s Web to The Giver, there are tons of classics that we have all grown to love. James Kennedy, the author of the young adult book, The Order of Odd-Fish, has teamed up with the New York Library and the Chicago Public Library, to create the 90-Second Newbery Video Contest.

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No Budge: a website devoted to no budget movies

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Monday 8 August 2011

Being the independent film junkie an avid Hulu and Netflix viewer that I am, you can imagine my excitement when I came across No Budge, a website dedicated to no budget films. The site was created by filmmaker, Kentucker Audley, whose no budget film Open Film received critical acclaim from all over.

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Tattly

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Monday 1 August 2011

My commitment issues have always prevented me from getting a tattoo, and temporary tattoos always seemed kind of lame. That is until I discovered Tattly: a temporary tattoo company full of quirky hand drawn-esque images begging to be mine.

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A novel about the bedbugs from hell

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By Lamia Larkin in New Products on Friday 29 July 2011

It was only a matter of time before Quirk Books released their next literary creation on the world, and this September they plan on letting loose Bedbugs. Yes, the title of the book is Bedbugs.

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Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibit

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Friday 29 July 2011

I feel like the Smithsonian and Museum of the Moving Image have read my mind: an entire exhibit dedicated to the crazy and wonderful world of Jim Henson!? It’s almost too perfect to even comprehend. The retrospective is titled Jim Henson’s Fantastic World and it contains more than 120 artifacts: including drawings, storyboards, and props. The exhibit is open from now until next January.

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Blok’s Jungle Dog Fang Hell music video

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Thursday 21 July 2011

OC-based hip hop-electronica band BLOK is more like performance art for your ears. They’re not your typical young musical group coming out of SoCal, but honestly I’ve had enough indie folk to last me a lifetime. Made up of Damien Blaise, Jesse Saint John, and Gianna Gianna, these three siblings have a new music video, Jungle Dog Fang Hell.

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A Collection A Day

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Monday 18 July 2011

San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon was looking to try something different from her regular illustration work. So she looked around her studio and realized that she had enough items to photograph and document every single day.

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365 layers of make-up applied onto the face of one model

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 2 July 2011

What does one year of make-up really look like? Dutch video artists Lernert and Sander decided to find out with their latest video, Natural Beauty, where they continuously applied 365 layers of makeup onto one model.

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Angel Does Stuff

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Saturday 2 July 2011

This blog, Angel Does Stuff, features a cardboard cutout of Buffy The Vampier Slayer’s Angel doing fun things like grabbing something to drink out of the fridge, or standing next to a Betty White calendar. These photos shouldn’t interest me at all, but I just can’t look away.

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Help fund a documentary about preserving free media

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By Lamia Larkin in New Film on Monday 27 June 2011

We live in a world where everything is online, where internet access is now a basic necessity, and where anyone and everyone’s voices can easily be heard. But what would happen if the democratic Internet, as we know it, was, instead, controlled by a handful of people? What if these same people had the power to shut the Internet down at their whim and discretion? That possibility is what the film #killswitch wants to discuss.

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