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
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
When we watch big live events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl, we often dash to YouTube for a repeat viewing of our favorite commercials that just aired. These favorite commercials rack up millions of views that night and the morning after. And then we sit and wonder how advertisers are so clever that they have gotten millions of people to watch television advertisements on YouTube — by choice
By Joe Kukura on Feb 12, 2015
When Sam Smith took the stage at the Grammys to accept one of his many awards, he thanked his ex-boyfriend who broke his heart. Prior to heartbreak, Sam was making and recording music no one wanted to listen to and no one wanted to buy or book. To console himself after the breakup of his relationship, he wrote and recorded the songs on his album In the Lonely Hour. Four Grammy Awards later, the re
By Christa Avampato on Feb 10, 2015
I had a slightly debauched evening in New York City last night. A friend of mine invited me to Queen of the Night, billed as a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theatre and nightlife. It’s kind of like participating in a PG-version of the sexual shenanigans that ensue in the film Eyes Wide Shut. The show was created in celebration of the re-opening of the Diamond Horsesho
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Jan 30, 2015
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