Coachella weekend 1 2015 has come and gone. For those lucky enough to be heading out to the desert for weekend 2 in a few days, I present to you my recommendations based on my experiences during weekend 1. To keep it simple, I've picked five must-see artists per day. You'll of course notice that I have a specific taste in music that you may or may not share, but I promise you these are all artists
By Dean Schaffer on Apr 16, 2015
The 16 biggest names in pop music gathered onstage for a big announcement Monday, but they all forgot to announce anything. The occasion was the star-studded relaunch of a music streaming service called Tidal, a celebrity-backed venture that united Madonna, Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Daft Punk, deadmau5 and many other famed musicians onstage. Each of these artists is presumably an investor in the
By Joe Kukura on Mar 31, 2015
Some people have an awards shelf in their house. A place with statues, certificates, ribbons, plaques. Some even have an awards wall. At 24-years old, Emma Watson is on her way to an entire room of honorable achievements. Her most recent came this week when AskMen placed the actress at the top of their list of 99 Outstanding Women, a list recognizing “the beautiful, talented, glamorous and just pl
By Jordan Lints on Mar 29, 2015
With new devices by Oculus, Sony and HTC in the pipeline, virtual reality (VR) is primed to become a new frontier in entertainment. This year is turning out to be a milestone in the growing world of virtual reality, a concept that seems retro (VR first grabbed, and then quickly released, our imagination back in the 1980s) but has been strengthened by several new breakthroughs in reality. Gamers, o
By Barry Eitel on Mar 13, 2015
Sesame Street won the Internet last week with the viral video "Big Birdman," a parody of the Academy Award-winning film Birdman starring Big Bird and his human portrayer Carroll Spinney. They hope to win the Internet again this week with "House of Bricks," a puppet-driven parody that cleverly mashes up the Netflix series House of Cards with the fable "Three Little Pigs." These Sesame Street parody
By Joe Kukura on Feb 24, 2015
For an industry that supposedly enjoys shocking people, Hollywood is surprisingly predictable when it comes to the Oscars, and this year's ceremony was no exception. Let's start with politics. For as long as anyone can remember, filmmakers have embraced political issues. Subsequently, politics have had a major impact over the years, on which projects and individuals are awarded the coveted gold st
By Jennifer Lafferty on Feb 23, 2015
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Joe Kukura is a freelance writer with four years experience covering Bay Area news with NBC Bay Area and SFist. He enjoys long walks in the projects, his iPad is completely smeared with fingerprint splotches, and he has served on multiple small business' Boards of Directors.
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