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Get Ready for the Sound of Kaleo

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Haven't heard of Kaleo? Listen to "All the Pretty Girls" and you'll have 'em on repeat.

Capture the Indie Scene in Charleston

Fathom | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Fathom

Gone are the days when Charleston debutantes didn't venture above Calhoun Street after dark.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

Peru: New York Trio Debuts Retro Pop With "I Need You"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

The cover of Peru's debut EP Ordinary People is a rendered pineapple, the delicious prize of the Caribbean that came to denote hospitality sometime during the 17th century.

Time King Champions Musicianship With Lively Lead Single "Take Cover"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

For every audience member waiting to air drum on the downbeat after the measure of 5/4 after the preceding measure of 3/4, or trade power chords for something jazzier, Time King is your band.

IndieFlix: A Movement to Change the World One Indie Movie at a Time

Heather Martin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Heather Martin

Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.

Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

This Is The Perfect Song For The Changing Of Seasons

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

After Copeland's reunion announcement, we finally have the first song from "Ixora," the band's fifth LP, and "Disjointed" proves the band hasn't lost...

Eden Baylee Is a Stranger at Sunset

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I set out to write full-time, I started with erotica as it was a genre I knew well. I've been reading it since I was 11, but I also knew I would not write it forever. I wanted to challenge myself by writing a novel.

May in the Summer

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Diversity is a word I embrace and May in the Summer displays all its nuances in an engrossing and even affectionate manner.

The Offspring's Smash 20th Year Anniversary Show

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year The Offspring celebrate 30 years as a band, as well as the 20th year anniversary of their hit album Smash, which, singlehandedly launched them into the craze of MTV and radio play in the '90s.

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part II)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Lately, we've looked closer at the gameplay and have found new high-level gameplay goals. Features like the optional mini-objectives for Mercenaries and the Partner System are based on these new insights. This will shake up the gameplay enough to feel fresh.

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part I)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Project Stealth may literally be just one of hundreds of indie games currently fighting for support on Kickstarter, but it stands out from the rest of the pack by virtue of its very premise.

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

This Bittersweet Indie Road Trip Film Needs Your Help

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Roadtrippers

There is a New World Somewhere is an intimate story about love, adventure, connecting and finding a sense of self. The film follows Sylvia,...

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

Fathom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Fathom

I've found that despite being labeled as a city firmly focused on "out with the old, in with the new," certain areas of Hong Kong still retain their old-world charm. These small cultural pockets -- neighborhoods of boutiques, artisanal bakeries, and independent coffee shops -- are helping to enrich the bourgeoning cultural scene.

Blockbuster vs. Indie Showdown: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' vs. 'Locke'

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Tracey Harnish

Two movies about men who want to be heroes within the world they inhabit. One a cartoon figure holdover from the 50s, the other, real-life flesh and blood.

Tel Aviv: An Essential Europop Pitstop

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

'The city that never sleeps' has been coined for more than a few of the world's greatest urban playgrounds. Add Tel Aviv to the list. Despite what you may have heard, Israel isn't all conflict and camels.

Margery Walshaw: A Literary Manager Talks About Publishing and the Road Ahead

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.

Inside the Bizarro World of Christoph Paul

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Christoph Paul is the author of five books of prose and poetry that cross multiple genres, including humor, poetry, satire, bizarro, horror and non-fiction.

How to Be Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas

Johnny Nevin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Detroit
Johnny Nevin

When you take a good look at Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas you can see a lot more than just that, because what you're really seeing is an exorbitant take on where music can come from.

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

Not Reading Indie Books Yet? You're Missing Out

Rachel Thompson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

As an indie author since 2010 (and author consultant since 2011), I've watched indies break down stigma barriers ('vanity publishing' is a term rarely...

The Award-Winning LGBT Book Missing Becomes the Indie Movie He Is Gone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I had the pleasure of speaking with Gregory G. Allen and director/producer Lois Munoz Merka to learn more about their project and its journey from page to screen.

You Can Stick Your Stigma

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Neal Wooten

In case you're an Indie author reading this looking for the silver lining, let me say now that it does not exist, not yet anyway.