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Hulu Adds HIV Doc, Positive Youth, to Their Roster

Austin Head | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Head

It will be 10 years this August that I became HIV+... I was 19 years old. At the time, because of instilled prejudice, stigma and lack of information, I knew in my heart that I would become a social leper and would be dead before I reached my mid-20s.

The Warhols Dandily Redeemed

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 08.20.2013 | San Francisco
Brian Holton Henderson

Until this weekend, when I saw the Dandy Warhols play at the Fillmore, I had a really hard time liking them.

7 Ways To Have An Indie Wedding Ceremony

ny.racked.com | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings

Welcome to the age of Pinterest-fueled weddings, where there's more inspiration for upcycling a mason jar than there are hours in a day. No modern bri...

Casting an Indie in Hollywood: Overweight Is Beautiful, But It's Not Easy to Convince Everyone That's True

Carlo de Rosa | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Carlo de Rosa

One of my most interesting moments during the making of the romantic comedy Finding Joy was casting the character of Marshall, the overweight big brother in a marital crisis.

Logo Online and the Web Series Renaissance

Kit Williamson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kit Williamson

The quality of web shows has improved dramatically in the last few years, and with internet institutions embracing the art form, the bar has been raised even higher. We are experiencing a veritable web series renaissance right now.

Can Manhattan Get Its Groove Back?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York
Gregg S. Lipman

Brooklyn shouldn't get too comfy with its current cool status; it's just a matter of time before the borough suffers a backlash as well, and the cool hunters go in search of the next big thing.

Courtney Love Announces Tour

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Noise-rock goddess and eternal provocateur Courtney Love is hitting the road -- which is great news for anyone living in the Northeast and disparaging...

Can Simple Machine Become the Airbnb of Indie Film?

Turnstyle | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) While it can be daunting for some, I find myself loving the seemingly exponential emergence of new film distribution...

Crowdsourcing: In Search of Funding for the Arts and Business

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Some indie filmmakers have been upset with Zach Braff as they feel he is taking part of "their" pie. But that is not really how it works.

Independent Label Market and the Rise of Indie

Maggie Hollander | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

"It's like when you buy some nice apple juice at a farmer's market from the man who made that juice and can tell you everything about the fruit, the orchard and why he used those apples." That's how Joe Daniel, the creator of the Independent Label Market, describes independent music labels.

Danny Trejo Will Kill You in a Movie if You Donate to This Kickstarter Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

The Great Game of Music Discovery

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Marc Ruxin

Perhaps "perfect" music discovery is an unsolvable dream. In a world of virtually infinite choice, how do you find what you don't yet know exists? This post-modern self-reflection lies at the heart of the lifelong pursuit of cultural satisfaction.

Mumford & Sons, God And The New Sincerity

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.

LISTEN: Premiere Of New Ra Ra Remix

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

If your heart beats fast for Ra Ra Riot, the string-heavy indie band whose album "Beta Love" was released last month, get ready to break out those dan...

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

Guy Kawasaki Goes APE Over Self-Publishing - Part 1

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Guy shares his thoughts on publishing and why he decided to forgo the traditional model and go indie. In this first of a five-part interview, Guy talks about his decision to self-publish and how his book APE came to be.

Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten.

People You See at a Coffee Shop

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Greg Jacobs

The first date -- They probably met online and are visibly nervous. The one who arrives earlier doesn't know whether or not to order so they skip the line and anxiously check their phone and pretend to be doing something important.

The Little Modern Theatre: A Brief Oral History

Tony Bartolone | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

The Little Modern is a special place for comedians, improvisers and audiences. It is a magical, DIY paradise where anything is possible.

When Movies Meet Politics

Mel England | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mel England

Ron and Laura Take Back America was born. A sort of modern day All in the Family, Ron and Laura are surrounded by all the things they are trying to take America back from -- African-Americans, undocumented immigrants, Muslim-Americans, gays....

From Girls to No-Budget Filmmaking: Alex Karpovsky's Red Flag Is Sparse, Brilliant

Abe Schwartz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Red Flag was produced on a shoestring budget though feels like anything but. I became so curious about what went into the production, I had to flag down Mr. Karpovsky to get the details.

'Sterilization' Porn Theater's Last Hope?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.17.2012 | Small Business

The Metro Theatre's conversion from porn palace to indie art house is going to take some doing. "We're coming up with a really detailed sterilization...

Interview With Indie Theatre Stalwart Rochelle Denton

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

There is no greater champion of indie theatre -- all theatre, actually -- than Rochelle Denton (and her son Martin Denton), who founded and runs The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. (NYTE).

Meet Chicago's Latest Indie Sensation -- YAWN

Salvatore Bono | Posted 09.12.2012 | Chicago
Salvatore Bono

As the summer heat rolls on, we all look for a song or an artist that will provide us with music for fun in the sun. Now you may look no further than the Windy City's own YAWN.